We as a committee are immensely proud of our Honorary Members of the PRS.
These top-level physiotherapy researchers, are our points of contact when we have questions or need support. They are very generously sharing their expertise or opinion with us which is especially precious as they are linked to other organisations nationally and internationally.
Often they have an overview of what is going on in healthcare research and in strategic politics, in educational development and of course in their particular area of research expertise. We are immensely grateful for the insights that our Honorary Members provide the PRS Committee.
Emeritus Professor Ann Moore CBE
Professor Ann Moore retired from the University of Brighton at the end of August 2015 having been Head of the Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences since March 2014 and previously Director of the Clinical Research Centre for Health professions from 1998 to 2014. She is a physiotherapist by background and a specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her work over the last 20 years has focused on researching into musculoskeletal conditions and on building research capacity within the physiotherapy profession and more latterly, more generally, in the Allied Health Professions since 2012.
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 she was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to physiotherapy.
Ann is currently Director of the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR) and Editor in Chief of Manual Therapy an International Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.
Professor Karen Barker OBE
Karen is Head of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, part of Oxford University Hospitals FT and Clinical Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics. She is a Professor of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford.
She trained at King's College Hospital, London qualifying in physiotherapy. Clinically she specialised in orthopaedics and chronic musculoskeletal conditions cutting her research teeth as a newly qualified physiotherapist at St Bartholomew’s hospital looking at functional pain with the support of Dame Cecily Partridge. She was part of the inaugural meeting of the Physiotherapy Research Society in Cardiff. Since then she has continued to forge a joint clinical, academic and managerial career with evidence based practice underpinning each of these.
In 2013 she was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and in 2020 an OBE for services to Healthcare.
She has recently completed two large HTA funded trials looking at the effectiveness of physiotherapy for osteoporotic vertebral fracture (PROVE trial) and community based rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty (CORKA trial). Current research interests include outcome measurement in musculoskeletal health, interventional studies in osteoporosis and bone health and qualitative research of patient experience.
Dr Lyndsay Alexander
Lyndsay is a health researcher within the School of Health Sciences and a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She is also Deputy Director of the Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-Professional Practice: a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, providing training and support for the internationally recognised JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training programme and leads the Council for Allied Health Professions Research North Scotland hub.
Lyndsay is also a Get a Move on Fellow @GAMONetwork http://getamoveon.ac.uk