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Vicky Booth

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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I am a Clinical-Academic Neurological Physiotherapist, NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (2020/23) and Assistant Professor with the School of Medicine (Rehabilitation Research Group; Injury, Inflammation & Recovery Sciences AU3). I am also one of the Associate Cheif AHPs for Research & Innovation with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where I support the capacity and capability development of clinical-academic and research careers in our AHP workforce and practice clinically as a Physiotherapist within neurological rehabilitation.

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2005 and specialised in Neurology in 2008, working across different neurological rotations and patient groups within Nottinghamshire. I was one of the first cohort of NIHR-funded Master's Fellowships (2009-10, UoN) and completed my PhD (2014-17, UoN) through a Clinical Training Fellowship with the Alzheimer's Society, "Gait, Falls, and Rehabilitation in Mild Cognitive Impairment". I have been involved in the NIHR Programme Grant, "Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in people with Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment" (PrAISED, 2016-23) since its inception.

In 2020 I was awarded an NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship to pursue my clinical-academic career aspirations and research interests in rehabilitation and exercise in complex neurological patients using realist methods of enquiry. My project, "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom, under what circumstances and why?" uses mixed methods and reflects my research skills in complex intervention development, realist methods of enquiry, and systematic reviews.

Teaching Summary

I gained a PGCHE in 2022 (University of Nottingham) and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2020). I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the University of… read more

Research Summary

NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham) conducting study: "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom,… read more

Recent Publications

I gained a PGCHE in 2022 (University of Nottingham) and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2020). I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the University of Nottingham and clinical courses at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. I am a personal tutor for the school of medicine, currently providing pastoral support to students on the BMedSci undergraduate and previously to Health Psychology postgraduates. I am a clinical educators for undergraduate Physiotherapy students via clinical-academic/research placements in my NHS role. I supervise taught students undertaking their independent research projects on the Rehabilitation Psychology (dissertation module) and BMedSci course (honours module).

I currently supervise seven postgraduate research students, six undertaking their PhDs and one studying for their MPhil, in the field of rehabilitation, dementia/mild cognitive impairment, and complex intervention development:

  • Anna White (PhD)
  • Natalie Gray (PhD)
  • Sarah McCracken (MPhil)
  • Julie Pollock (PhD)
  • Annabelle Long (PhD)
  • Louise Howe (PhD)

Current Research

  • NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lecturer (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham) conducting study: "Personalisation of exercise for people with dementia: What works for whom, under what circumstances and why?" https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR300433
  • Intervention Development Work-Package Advisor on the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (PrAISED) NIHR Programme Grant https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/healthofolderpeople/projects/praised/index.aspx
  • PI on the "Understanding the impact, accessibility, and diversity of Nordic Walking in People with Parkinson's disease after the Covid-19 pandemic", funded by the NRC and UoN
  • Co-applicant on the "Development and refinement of an online group-based clinical neuropsychology rehabilitation programme to improve psychological wellbeing and quality of life after acquired brain injury", funded by the NIHR RfPB.
  • Co-applicant on the "Preventing job loss for people with multiple sclerosis: Implementing vocational rehabilitation in the NHS", funded by the MS Society
  • Future Leader and member of the organisation panel for the "Next Generation Rehabilitation Technologies" Network Plus, funded by the EPSRC and jointly hosted with University of Nottingham and Loughborough University
  • Co-applicant on the "Understanding how exercise changes outcomes of importance in patients with low back pain: a realist review of prioritised treatment targets of exercise", funded by ORUK to Dr Lianne Woods
  • Primary Supervisor on "The development of an evidence-based protocol for early mobilisation of spinal cord injury patients (SCION)", funded by the NRC and UoN.
  • Co-applicant/Supervisor on the "Pre and post-operative voice therapy: Complex intervention development and feasibility of a voice therapy programme for adults undergoing phonosurgery for benign vocal fold lesions", funded by NIHR/HEE ICA CDRF to Anna White.
  • Co-applicant/supervisor on "The DEMFIT-Toolkit: characteristics and core components needed to implement an exercise class for people with dementia in the community", funded by the Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellowship to Annabelle Long.
  • Co-applicant/supervisor on the "Feasibility of delivering a specialized mouth care programme for patients with dementia and swallowing problems", funded by the Alzheimer's Society to Julie Pollock.
  • Co-applicant on the "Impact of a Post-Critical Illness Rehabilitation Class", funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity to Eleanor Douglas.

Past Research

  • Co-applicant on the Cognitive Functional Therapy for persistent low back pain: A mixed methods feasibility randomized controlled trial, funded by the PRF to Chris Newton.
  • Co-applicant on the Impact Evaluation of a Dementia-Friendly Exercise Class, funded by University of Nottingham.
  • Award holder of an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellowship: Developing a programme to reduce the risk of falls in people with dementia: 2014-17.
  • Award holder of an NIHR CLARHC East Midlands Gold Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for Clinical Academics: 2018-19.
  • Research Physiotherapist on the Balance and the Mind, NIHR Programme Development Grant: 2012-14.
  • Co-applicant on the Investigating the use of Virtual Reality in Falls Rehabilitation, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity: 2010-11.

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University of Nottingham
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