Musculoskeletal Elves graduate

Graduation  day serious shot

It’s been a very exciting week in our Musculoskeletal Elf’s woodland. Two of our Elves, Dr Heather Gray and Dr Lesley Dawson graduated this week with Professional Doctorates from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. Heather and Lesley are both Chartered Physiotherapists. Heather works at Glasgow Caledonian University and Lesley works as an Extended Scope Practitioner at NHS Forth Valley.

Here are a few pictures of us in our Musculoskeletal Elf’s grotto.

Elves holding mushrooms

There’s not mushroom here

Old and new elves

Having fun working in the MSK Elf’s grotto



ripping up ELF plates

Finally we can get rid of our eLf plates

In all our splendour (L-R) Heather, Tracey and Lesley

Of course we blended into the woodland very well in our outfits. There wasn’t mushroom and so it was a bit of a squeeze!!





We introduced our new Elves in training, Chris (left) and Shiv (right), to our daily exercise routine which we use to limber up in preparation for writing our blogs!!

It was all part of the 5×50 challenge.



So a big CONGRATULATIONS to Heather and Lesley, you made it to the finish line. Well done.

It is now time to fly solo and dispense with those eLf plates.

Don’t worry we gave Chris and Shiv some eLf plates of their own.


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Tracey Howe

Hi I am Tracey Howe. I am a Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science. I am also an editor for the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and a convenor for the Cochrane Health Care of Older People Field. I am a Trustee of the Picker Institute Europe. I started my career as a physiotherapist in the National Health Service in England. I have extensive experience of assessing the quality of research in Universities in the UK and internationally. I enjoy strategic visioning, creative problem-solving, and creating vibrant, multi-disciplinary environments, through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships, that empower others to succeed.

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