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Claire Diver

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Qualified as Physiotherapist from Nottingham School of Physiotherapy in 1988. Specialised in field of musculoskeletal medicine and manual therapy since 1990. Honorary physiotherapist to Welsh and UK athletics 1990- 2000. Gained Fellowship of Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (SOM) in 1994 and taught for them and Orthopaedic medicine Seminars nationally and internationally on post-graduate courses. Gained Diploma in Injection Therapy in 1996 becoing one of first physiotherapists in country to be adminstering peripheral and soft tissue joint injections.

Most recent clinical post was as an Extended Scope Practitioner from 2007-2010 within an NHS musculoskeletal CATS. Became a full-time Lecturer (Physiotherapy) in 2010, contributing to both under-graduiate and post-graduate teaching programs. Invited lecturer on University of Southampton Injection therapy MSc module since 2008.

Completed PG Certs Res in 2000, and Doctor of Philosophy in 2012.

Expertise Summary

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Advanced Practice in Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)
  • Research methods (Qualitative)
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Joint and soft tissue cortico-steroid injections

Teaching Summary

  • Evidence based practice (BSc)
  • Injection therapy (MSc)
  • Advanced Practice (MSc)

Research Summary

Stem Cell trial of Recovery Enhancement after Stroke 3 (STEMS 3)

Recent Publications

  • DIVER C, AVIS M and GUPTA A, 2013. Quest, Chaos and Restitution: the illness narratives of individuals newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome.. In: RICHARDS R, ed., Chronicity: care and complexity First. Inter-disciplinary press. 25-40
  • DIVER C and AVIS A, 2013. Quest, Chaos and restitution: a qualitative study of the experinces of individuals diagbosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome In: EULAR.
  • WESTWATER-WOOD S, HENDRICK P and DIVER C, 2013. Introduction of a novel teaching tool to help UG students better integrate research skills in the clnical environment: an exploration of a critically appraised topic (CAT) in the UG physiotherapy curriculum In: HEA Social Science Conference.
  • DIVER C and AVIS M, 2013. The illness narratives of individuals newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. In: British Society of Rheumatology.

Quest, chaos and restitution: a qualitative study of patients recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (platform presentation). 2nd Global Conference: Making sense of Chronicity project. Oxford, August 2012

Contemporary Practices in Injection Therapy: Development of a multi-disciplinary postgraduate master's level module (platform presentation). World Congress of Physical Therapy, Vancouver June 2007

The Perceptions and experiences of patients recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (Platform presentation): World Congress of Physical Therapy, Vancouver June 2007

The Perceptions and experiences of patients recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (Platform presentation): Trent RDSU Research in Practice September 2006

Audit of a Combined Clinic Rheumatology Clinic (Platform Presentation): Midland Rheumatology Meeting Autumn 2005

Audit of a Physiotherapy Led Injection Therapy Service (Poster Presentation): CSP Congress October 2005

Audit of a Physiotherapy Led Injection Therapy Service (Platform Presentation): Midland Rheumatology Meeting Spring 2005

Past Research

Quest, chaos and restitution: a qualitative study of patients recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome

Future Research

Study of caregivers experiences in RA: towards effective support (SOCRATES)

  • DIVER C, AVIS M and GUPTA A, 2013. Quest, Chaos and Restitution: the illness narratives of individuals newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome.. In: RICHARDS R, ed., Chronicity: care and complexity First. Inter-disciplinary press. 25-40
  • DIVER C and AVIS A, 2013. Quest, Chaos and restitution: a qualitative study of the experinces of individuals diagbosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome In: EULAR.
  • WESTWATER-WOOD S, HENDRICK P and DIVER C, 2013. Introduction of a novel teaching tool to help UG students better integrate research skills in the clnical environment: an exploration of a critically appraised topic (CAT) in the UG physiotherapy curriculum In: HEA Social Science Conference.
  • DIVER C and AVIS M, 2013. The illness narratives of individuals newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. In: British Society of Rheumatology.
  • DIVER C, AVIS M and GUPTA A, 2012. Quest, Chaos and restitution: the illnessnarratives of individuals diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. In: Making Sense of Chronicity: 2nd Global Conference.
  • DIVER C, 2007. Contemporary practices in injectintherapy: development of a multi-disciplinary post-graduate masters level module. In: World Congress of Physical Therapy.
  • DIVER C and AVIS M, 2007. The perceptions and experiences of individuals newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome In: World congress of Physical Therapy.
  • DIVER C, 2005. Audit of a Physiotherapy led Injection Therapy Service In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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