Professor of Rehabilitation

Opening Date:
6 Oct 2022
Closing Date:
6 Nov 2022
Salary Range:

The growth of our research in the area of Human Movement and Rehabilitation is being recognised by the university through investments in new positions and in the re-shaping of the research in the school into 3 centres, including a new Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation. The new Centre has already benefited from a recent appointment to strengthen our health economics capabilities. We will shortly be advertising for statisticians and data scientists to support an innovative new Public, Patient Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) programme, which will harness the voices and experiences of patients and the public to guide our research. The two new professorial level appointments being advertised here will sit in the new Centre and will be,

Coles Medlock Professor of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
Professor of Rehabilitation

The School of Health and Society is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to Professor of Rehabilitation. For this role we are seeking a candidate with strong academic, collaborative and engaging leadership ability. We welcome candidates with a background in allied health with a focus on physical rehabilitation.

You will join a vibrant multidisciplinary community focused on a wide range of topics, including, outcome measurement, clinical trials, digital technologies to support better health behaviours and outcomes, and prosthetic and orthotic design. We adopt different research methodologies as our research priorities evolve and pride ourselves in being adaptable partners to external stakeholders. In addition to multiple grants from NIHR, EPSRC, MRC, industry (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) and charities, the School hosts the £5.5 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics with its partners Imperial College, University of Strathclyde and the University of Southampton. The strength of our research community was reflected in the score for our UoA3 REF 2021 environment statement (100% either world leading or internationally excellent).

In a rapidly changing world, our School is keen to leave a productive legacy of supporting people at all stages of their lives, improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Our School is proud of the impact of its work, including the first sector-wide open standard for motion analysis, new ways to support people with arthritis remain in the workplace, a spin-out producing neurostimulation devices, and footwear and orthotic products for clinical and retail markets. You can read more about our world leading impact here. The School is also anchored to a deep understanding of user and stakeholder needs and encourages real-world relevance. Partnerships with health care providers, industry, the voluntary sector, and other Universities, both in the UK and internationally, is a central feature of our activity.
Our research is integrated with undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a dynamic environment for allied health and other professionals to start, grow, and excel in their careers. The University is one of the UK’s largest providers of allied health undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including prosthetics and orthotics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and promotes research-informed teaching at all levels.