Physiotherapy research society annual conference

The PRS Annual Conference is the main activity organized by the Society.  Below is a summary of what you can expect, along with a brief overview of recent conferences and our plans for this year.

Each year, the Society organises a scientific conference, usually in the late Spring. The Society aims to hold the meetings in different locations throughout the UK -  the location is determined by the whereabouts of volunteers from the organising committee!

The meetings disseminate physiotherapy research and highlight topics relevant to physiotherapy research. They are designed to encompass a range of experience from the most experienced leaders in a field to those new to research. The Society welcomes new researchers such as those who have recently completed Undergraduate or Masters research projects and who would wish to present their research work.


2020 PRS Conference - Canterbury Christchurch University, Medway campus

Date: Friday 24th April 2020


2019 PRS Conference London South Bank University

'Research Innovation: From Ideas to Impact'

Date: 26th April 2019


2018 PRS Conference Northumbria University

'Research and Clinical Practice - A Two Way Street'. 

 Date: 19th April 2018


2017 PRS Conference Milton Keynes College

'Complex Patients, Complex Research, Complex Careers'

Date: 27th April 2017. 


2016 Conference at the University of Leicester

Improving Quality-of-Life for People with Chronic Conditions 

Date: 16th April 2016

2015 Conference at the University of Leicester

Bridging Gaps in Research –  between areas, professions and theory and practice

Date: Friday 24th April 2015


Archive of previous conferences

The Key Note presentations from our conferences in Sheffield and Keele are provided below. Many thanks to the presenters for sharing these through our webpage.

Abstracts from the Cardiff 2013 conference are available here.

Abstracts from the 2012 Sheffield conference are available here

Abstracts from the 2011 Keele conference are available here .

Abstracts from the Teeside 2010 conference are available here.

Details of Glasgow meeting in 2009 (including abstracts for work presented) are available here

Abstracts from the Manchester meeting in 2008 are available here.

Read the proceedings and the report from the Spring (Cardiff) 2007 conference.

The abstracts from the Oxford 2007 meeting are available here.