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Sarah Jeffrey

PositionPhysiotherapy Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
Feedback HoursMonday – Thursday, 8:00 – 4:00
Telephone01274 235993

Research Interests (key words only)

Chronic Pain, Relaxation, CBT, Sport performance

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Mainly teaching neuromusculoskeletal practice to Levels 4 and 5
  • Module leader for Level 7 postgraduate Physiotherapy Management of Spinal Dysfunction module, with teaching responsibilities on both this and the Physiotherapy Management of Upper Limb Dysfunction module
  • Facilitator on Level 4 Interprofessional Education module
  • Personal Academic Tutor for levels 4, 5 and 6 students
  • Clinical visits for students on professional placements

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)
  • Member of Disclosure and Barring Group panel
  • Module Leader for a level 3 and a level 7 module
  • Part of the Staff Student Liaison team
  • Part of the student-led clinic team


  • A wide range of experience working with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders
  • Pain Specialist Physiotherapist within the multidisciplinary chronic pain management team, assessing complex patients with long term pain, and developing appropriate, individualised management plans – 2005-2012
  • Helped to set up and run a new service for patients with persistent pain in a GP setting in Kirklees, with a leading Pain Specialist GP and CBT practitioner – 2008- 2012

Study History

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice – 2016, University of Bradford
  • MSc in Rehabilitation Studies – 2014, University of Bradford
  • Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy – 1986, Nottingham School of Physiotherapy

Professional History

  • University of Bradford 2012 – present (Physiotherapy Lecturer)
  • Bradford Royal Infirmary 1997-2012 (MSK, specialising in Chronic Pain)
  • Private practice 1992-1997 (Varied MSK)
  • St James’s University Hospital, Leeds 1989-1992 (In and Out patient Orthopaedics)
  • Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital, Alton 1988-1989 (MSK outpatients and Sports Injuries)
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary 1986-1988 (General rotations)

Professional Activities

  • Participating in a research project to study Values Based Recruitment in health professional programmes
  • Bank Physiotherapist at The Yorkshire Clinic
  • Part of national ‘Course Leader, Admissions Tutors and Placement Tutors’ Forum group
  • Member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association
  • Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Current Projects

  • Graham, C. & Jeffrey, S. (under review) Does a more dynamic version of the bathroom scales method of partial weight bearing instruction in lower limb rehabilitation result in more accurate reproducibility? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • The Management of Chronic Pain in Sport – Systematic review


Jeffrey S, McClelland T, Carus C & Graham C Relaxation and Chronic Pain: A critical review. (2016) International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 23(6). pp233-240

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