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.
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
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
DI LORITO, C., BOSCO, A., POLLOCK, K., HARWOOD, R., DAS NAIR, R., LOGAN, P., GOLDBERG, S., BOOTH, V., VEDHARA, K., GODFREY, M., DUNLOP, M. and VAN DER WARDT, V., 2020. External validation of the ‘PHYT in dementia’, a theoretical model promoting physical activity in people with dementia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(5), 1544 DI LORITO, C., POLLOCK, K., HARWOOD, R., DAS NAIR, R., LOGAN, P., GOLDBERG, S.E., BOOTH, V., VEDHARA, K. and VAN DER WARDT, V., 2019. A scoping review of behaviour change theories in adults without dementia to adapt and develop the ‘PHYT in dementia’, a model promoting physical activity in people with dementia Maturitas. 121, 101-113 BOOTH, V., HOOD-MOORE, V., HANCOX, J. E., LOGAN, P. and ROBINSON, K.R., 2019. Systematic scoping review of frameworks used to develop rehabilitation interventions for older adults BMJ Open. 9(2), e024185
DI LORITO C, POLLOCK K, HARWOOD R, NAIR RD, LOGAN P, GOLDBERG S, BOOTH V, GODFREY M, DUNLOP M and VAN DER WARDT V, 2019. Protocol for the process evaluation of the promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED 2) randomised controlled trial. Maturitas. 122, 8-21
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)