Health professions and therapies

Dr Jonathan Williams

Deputy Head Of Department For Rehabilitation and Sport Science

Areas of expertise

Jonathan is a physiotherapist and manipulative therapy expert whose areas of interest include movement change in lower back pain sufferers. His current research investigates new motion analysis technologies and their use to inform practice, as well as novel measurement methods in live sport, particularly rugby and cricket. He has developed an interactive wireless wobbleboard SMARTwobble for balance training;… Read more »

Professor Tom Wainwright

Professor in Orthopaedics and Deputy Head of the Orthopaedic Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Tom is a physiotherapist, and has research interests across the subject areas of rehabilitation, orthopaedics, medical devices, and technology. He has extensive experience of managing international randomised clinical trials in orthopaedics, and has led the design, implementation and delivery of an award-winning enhanced recovery pathway for hip and knee replacement patients. Tom is passionate about improving the… Read more »

Professor Edwin van Teijlingen

Professor of Reproductive Health

Areas of expertise

Edwin is a medical sociologist with two decades of research experience in public health in the UK and across the globe. He is an expert in reproductive health and men’s health. Edwin sits on the editorial board of many sociological and medical publications and is a visiting professor at two universities in Nepal. Edwin has… Read more »

Professor Colin Pritchard

Professor of Psychiatric Social Work

Areas of expertise

Colin began his career in psychiatry and social care and has advised UK health authorities and the UN on mental health issues. His recent research includes analysis of cancer deaths in the UK, public spending on the healthcare in Western countries and highlighting that the dementias are occurring a decade earlier. Research interests also include… Read more »

Professor Jane Murphy

Professor of Nutrition and Deputy Dean Research and Professional Practice

Areas of expertise

Jane is a Registered Nutritionist and Dietitian whose research focuses on reducing malnutrition in older people, particularly those with dementia. She is  passionate about the importance of diet and nutrition to improve health and wellbeing, specialising in nutrition for age-related conditions. Jane’s professional practice includes addressing key nutritional problems faced by people living with and beyond cancer…. Read more »

Dr Andy Mercer

Professional Lead in Mental Health

Areas of expertise

Andy’s principal interests are in nursing philosophy and the ethics of caring, mental health care, and mental health policy. He undertakes quality assurance reviews for the Nursing & Midwifery Council and helped develop the national Standards for Pre-registration Mental Health Nurse Education. Andy works in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University Foundation NHS Trust and Dorset Mental Health Forum… Read more »

Professor Vanora Hundley

Professor of Midwifery

Areas of expertise

An internationally recognised midwifery researcher, Vanora’s interests are in the field of maternal health. Her research includes studies on early labour; intervention in childbirth; women’s choice regarding labour and birth; and reducing maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries. She works with midwifery and healthcare colleagues in Slovenia, Hungary, Germany, Pakistan, the USA, Australia and Canada. Vanora… Read more »

Professor Ann Hemingway

Professor of Public Health & Wellbeing

Areas of expertise

Ann is a public health academic and registered nurse. Her research is focused on the reduction of inequities in health and wellbeing and she regularly undertakes international and UK-based research projects. Her recent projects include changing reoffending behaviour in young offenders facilitated by equine-assisted learning and the pan-European healthy eating project, VeggiEAT.

Professor Keith Brown

Emeritus Professor in Social Work

Areas of expertise

Keith is an Emeritus Professor in Social Work. He works with professional bodies, including but not limited to Skills for Care, Learn to Care, Trading Standards, Better Together Fund and the Social Work Task Force, to advance the professional field. His other work includes consulting for national agencies on protecting vulnerable people from fraud. Keith has… Read more »