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Michelle Hall

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom B90 Division of Physiotherapy Education, Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    Nottingham
    NG5 1PB
    UK
  • work0115 82 31794

Biography

I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1994 and worked clinically in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and rheumatology for 7 years. In 2001 I joined the University of Nottingham as a lecturer, delivering and teaching modules on the BSc Physiotherapy course and was also responsible for the delivery of the clinical component of the course. I completed my MSc at the University of Nottingham in 2004.

In 2009, I was awarded the prestigious Allied Health Professionals Fellowship by Arthritis Research UK to undertake a PhD. I spent 3 years at the Division of Academic Rheumatology where I investigated the relationships between ultrasound features of inflammation, radiographic OA and pain in the knee joint. As part of my Fellowship I undertook an intensive course in Applied Epidemiology in 2010 at the University of Aberdeen.

After completing my PhD in 2013 I have returned my role as a lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. I deliver undergraduate teaching on the subjects of evidence-based practice, musculoskeletal disease and disorders, and physical activity and health, as well as supervising MSc students. I am continuing to collaborate with the Division of Academic Rheumatology at the University of Nottingham to develop a number of research bids as well as developing my independent research interests. Osteoarthritis remains my principle interest in terms of research, though I have an appreciation for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Teaching Summary

BSc Module Convenor - Developing evidence- based practice;

BSc Module Convenor - Physical Activity & Health;

BSc Module Convenor - Rheumatology

Research Summary

Knowledge of physical activity guidelines among health-care students Barriers to promotion of physical activity guidelines among health-care students Ultrasound detected inflammation in knee… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

  • Knowledge of physical activity guidelines among health-care students
  • Barriers to promotion of physical activity guidelines among health-care students
  • Ultrasound detected inflammation in knee osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Placebo response following intra-articular injection in knee OA

Past Research

  • Ultrasound features of inflammation and their relationship with knee pain and radiographic knee OA
  • Ultrasound features of inflammation following an intra-articular injection of cortico-steroid and a placebo in symptomatic OA knees
  • Impact of knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) on balance, knee joint proprioception, strength and function in the over 45's.
  • Management of 1st time patellar dislocations

Future Research

  • Enhancing contextual effect of treatment in osteoarthritis
  • Placebo response following intra-articular injections in knee OA

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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