I graduated as a Physiotherapist in the Netherlands and previously worked in a mental health hospital. My PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University explored stress, coping and control beliefs of family members of people with dementia. I am a part time physiotherapy lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. My research interest is patients’ mental health and well being and how this is assessed and addressed by Physiotherapists. My teaching interest is focussed on collaborative and blended learning in both an inter- and uniprofessional contexts. I am a part time researcher with Professor Rowena Murray at the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland. My research explores the experience and impact of structured writing retreats on academics writing practices and outputs using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. I also coordinate the 2015 University of the West of Scotland Three Minute Thesis Competition.
In her first guest blog, Larissa Kempenar, lecturer in physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses a systematic review of musculoskeletal physiotherapists’ perceptions and use of psychological interventions. The review also examined how skilled physiotherapists felt to use these interventions within their practice.[read the full story...]