Tuesday 3 March - Professor Simon Barry: From Phoenix to Tiger: Physiotherapy takes off at the University of Leicester

Posted by dmrbp1 at Dec 02, 2019 02:59 PM |
Part of the CLS Professorial Inaugural Lecture series 2019-20

Join us on Tuesday 3 March as Professor Simon Barry gives his inaugural lecture entitled:

'From Phoenix to Tiger: Physiotherapy takes off at the University of Leicester'

The lecture will be held at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome building.

Join us afterwards for drinks and nibbles.

For more information please contact Dr Danni Benyon-Payne - dmrbp1@le.ac.uk or register online: https://physiotherapy.eventbrite.co.uk


In his inaugural lecture, Simon will present the origins of physiotherapy education at the University of Leicester and discuss how it has evolved into the current course. He will explore how significant occurrences and influential colleagues in his 33-year clinical, academic and research career have helped to shape his pedagogical philosophy and consequently inform the development of the new physiotherapy course curriculum.

Simon will also consider how undergraduate research can contribute to real world physiotherapy issues and the role the new Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) course will have in developing highly competent graduate clinicians and talented physiotherapy researchers of the future.



Simon Barry graduated from the Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy in 1986 and specialised in the physiotherapeutic management of patients presenting with trauma and orthopaedic conditions, gaining over 25 years of clinical experience in this field.

Simon was responsible for the in-patient physiotherapy services at a specialist trauma and orthopaedic hospital in Coventry for 8 years before becoming a Lecturer/Practitioner in trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapy at Coventry University. In September 2001 he became a full time Senior Lecturer with responsibility for academic input to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Simon completed his PhD investigating cryotherapy following total knee replacement in 2004. Following this Simon became a Principal Lecturer for Coventry University and was appointed to the post of Course Leader for the Coventry University Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) Degree Programme undertaken at the University of Leicester campus which he led for 13 years. Simon is now Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of the School of Allied Health Professions at the University of Leicester.

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