Organising Committee

The 2016 organising committee members are:

Ann Green (Chair)

Ann GreenAnn is currently Head of Applied Sciences and Health at Coventry University. The department includes a large undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy provision and has a strong focus on pedagogical research in physiotherapy higher education. During her career as a physiotherapist Ann has worked in the NHS, private practice and higher education.

Ann recently became a Fellow of the CSP in recognition for her work in education, research and policy and is an active researcher with recent publications on the influence of postgraduate education on the careers of physiotherapists.

Ann has a number of national roles including Chair of the Allied Health Professions Federation which represents 130,000 AHPs within the UK and is a member of the NHS England Rehabilitation Delivery Board.

Ann has a keen interest in European matters through her activities as Chair of Council in 2009 when she participated in a number of European meetings and as a researcher, led a symposium at the ER-WCPT Education conference in Stockholm.

As chair the committee and through partnership working Ann will aim to facilitate a successful conference that is inclusive of educators and practitioners, with an expectation that the conference serves to promote continuing collaboration between educators across Europe.

Karen Atkinson

Dr Karen AtkinsonKaren is a principal lecturer and Professional Lead in Physiotherapy based at the University of Hertfordshire.  She manages the undergraduate team and teaches on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme.

Until 2013 Karen worked for over 20 years in the field of supporting disabled allied health professional students in higher education, as well as providing advice, guidance and training to the academic and clinical teams who support these students. As a result of this work she made a successful application in 2013 to become a Principle Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy.

Karen's passion is working in the Equality and Diversity field and as such she chair the CSP's Equality and Diversity committee. She takes this and her educational experience into her day to day activities as well as in her work chairing CSP's Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group and as a member of the Education committee.

Dr Katherine Baker

Dr Katherine BakerKatherine's clinical work in neuro rehabilitation and elderly care led her to develop a research interest in Parkinson's.

She came to Northumbria University in 2004 and had the opportunity to work on a European trial of physiotherapy with people with Parkinson's and developed her own research in this area for her PhD studies which were completed in 2009.

Katherine has been involved with pre- and post-registration physiotherapy education since 2007 and during that time has worked with international students and physiotherapists through franchised programmes and international students on campus.

Katherine's current role involved international development and recruitment across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences which allows her to meet people from around the world to discuss professional and educational issues.

Shelagh Tittle

Shelagh TittleShelagh qualified as a physiotherapist in 1978 and spent 11 years working in a variety of hospitals based in Salisbury, London and Liverpool, specialising in neurology. She moved into education in 1989, beginning her teaching career at the Royal Liverpool Hospital School of Physiotherapy. In 1991 the programme transferred to the University of Liverpool. Shelagh is currently the Head of the Physiotherapy BSc Programme and also teaches on various postgraduate modules. She has held a post on the School of Health Sciences senior management team since 2008.

Shelagh is committed to ensuring that all students have a high quality student experience and is actively involved in quality assurance processes for education within the University. Her pedagogical research interests are problem-based learning, practice placement education, and e-learning.

Dr Jackie Waterfield

See Jackie's details as part of the scientific committee.