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Clinical Academic Lead (NMAHPS) University Hospitals Birmingham (from April 2022) and Physiotherapist, University Hospitals Leicester

Emma Sutton

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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After completing my PhD with the University of Leicester at the SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) group, I went on to complete my clinical lectureship at the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. In this split lectureship I also worked as a physiotherapist in the Walsgrave hospital (UHCW) gym rehabilitating patients with hip and knee pain, and as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in orthopaedic outpatients at Rugby Hospital of St Cross. This means working alongside a consultant to identify a diagnosis, reach agreement on treatment and check over post-operative patients. I then became an Assistant Professor at Coventry University developing their first multi professional and cross-HEI research placement as well as teaching Physiotherapy across all undergraduate and postgraduate routes including Apprenticeships. I am now embarking upon a role as clinical-academic lead for NMAHPS at University Hospitals Birmingham. I chair the West Midlands Hub for the Council for Allied Health Professions Research, and I sit on the SIG for the Fragility Fracture Networks Hip Fracture Research. I have dedicated my career to make lasting improvements in quality and safety for surgical patients and to promote opportunity and excellence for NMAHPS striving towards clinical-academic careers.

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