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Paul Hendrick

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Paul is an Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences whose current responsibilities include 3rd Year Lead for the UG Programme and DLO Officer. Paul has teaching responsibilities across the UG and PG programme and is course lead for the Masters Dissertation and PG Research course and Pain rehabilitation courses and 3rd year UG Rehabilitation of Spinal Disorders and 2nd year Research Development course and supervision of PhD students.

Paul has worked in a range of clinical fields including musculoskeletal, sports rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Paul undertook his graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy and Masters at the University of Otago in New Zealand where he taught on the undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy programmes and completed his PhD on the role of physical activity in recovery from low back pain.

Paul's teaching and research interests include pain rehabilitation,physical activity and self-management through behavior change in chronic pain. He is also interested in patient education and how clinical reasoning develops through teaching and experience. He has researched and published extensively in these fields with over 80 peer reviewed publications and successful supervision of Masters and PhD students in these areas. Paul continues to work clinically in musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Expertise Summary

  • Low back pain research
  • Pain Research - focused on the role of exercise and physical activity
  • Implementation of First Contact Physiotherapy
  • Factors influencing Self management in chronic pain
  • The pedagogy of Clinical Reasoning

Teaching Summary

Course coordinator for PHRS2029 Research Development and PHRS3037 Rehabilitation of Spinal Disorders and NMS 1 PHRS2005 at UG level

Course coordinator for the Masters Dissertation Module, Evaluation and Research Development in Health Sciences and Pain Rehabilitation at PGT level

Teach across a number of UG and PG modules including Management of musculoskeletal Disorders, Management of complex long term conditions and the Pain module

Teaching and Research Interests include:

  • The role of physical activity and exercise in pain management
  • Web based technology in student and patient education
  • Assessment and teaching of clinical reasoning and critical decision making
  • Pain Rehabilitation

Research Summary

Current research projects include exercise and physical activity in chronic pain management, factors effecting self-management of chronic pain, biomarkers in the identification of chronic low back… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

Current research projects include exercise and physical activity in chronic pain management, factors effecting self-management of chronic pain, biomarkers in the identification of chronic low back pain.

Also, mixed methods research looking at the implementation and evaluation of First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) and the effect of curricula on pain beliefs and clinical reasoning of students

Future Research

  • Development and implementation of physical activity and self management programs for chronic low back pain
  • Investigating mediation factors in physical activity interventions in chronic pain
  • Evaluation of FCP and ACP roles
  • The effect of beliefs and perceptions on decision making in pain management

School of Health Sciences

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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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