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Victoria Hood

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Graduated from Keele University in 1995 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Through my clinical work, I developed a strong interest in movement analysis and went on to complete an MSc in Bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde in 2000. I continued to work in both research and clinical settings and became a lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy Education in 2010. I successfully completed a PhD investigating "The biomechanics of stair climbing in older adults" in 2012. My current research focus is in exploring the ling between cognition and falls and developing interventions to assist in falls prevention for an older population with mild cognitive impairment.

Currently Year 1 lead for the Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science courses.

Expertise Summary

  • Human Movement Analysis
  • Biomechanical Data Collection
  • Health care of the older adult
  • Falls prevention

Teaching Summary

  • Movement analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy
  • Health care of the older adult

Research Summary

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) (NIHR Programme Grant RP-PG-0614-20007). This 2.8 million grant funds 6 years of work and Vicky is joint work stream lead… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) (NIHR Programme Grant RP-PG-0614-20007). This 2.8 million grant funds 6 years of work and Vicky is joint work stream lead alongside Professor Pip Logan for the Intervention Development work stream.

Past Research

Co-applicant on The Balanced Mind: Preventing falls in dementia (NIHR PDG RP-DG-0611-10013)

School of Health Sciences

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