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.
BSc Module Convenor - Developing evidence- based practice;
BSc Module Convenor - Physical Activity & Health;
BSc Module Convenor - Rheumatology
Knowledge of physical activity guidelines among health-care students
Barriers to promotion of physical activity guidelines among health-care students
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SARMANOVA, A., HALL, M., FERNANDES, G. S., BHATTACHARYA, A., VALDES, A. M., WALSH, D and DOHERTY, M., 2017. Association between ultrasound-detected synovitis and knee pain: a population-based case–control study with both cross-sectional and follow-up data Arthritis Research & Therapy. 19(1), 281 FERNANDES GS, SARMANOVA A, WARNER S, HARVEY H, AKIN-AKINYOSOYE K, RICHARDSON H, FROWD N, MARSHALL L, STOCKS J, HALL M, VALDES AM, WALSH D, ZHANG W and DOHERTY M, 2017. Knee pain and related health in the community study (KPIC): a cohort study protocol. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 18(1), 404
HALL, M., HUSSAIN, B., WHITE, S., DIVER, C., DOHERTY, M., DASNAIR, R. and ZHANG, W., 2017. Acceptability and feasibility of a Mindfulness intervention for people with osteoarthritis-related knee pain In: PhysiotherapyUK. 103. e44