Senior Investigator Profile

First NameCatherine
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostHead of Physiotherapy, Professor of Rehabilitation, Deputy Head of Division
DepartmentDivision of Health and Social Care Research
InstitutionKings' College London
NHS TrustGuy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPublic Health-Environmental & Occupational Health
Secondary Research FieldRehabilitation
BiographyCath Sackley is Professor of Physiotherapy Research in the Faculty of Medicine ad Health at the University of East Anglia. She is a physiotherapist and her research focuses on the problems experienced by older people and people with neurological disease living in the community. Her team works closely with older people and its work has informed the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy, particularly for the residents of care homes. It covers common daily problems such as incontinence, difficulties with mobility and other activities of daily living. The group has supported clinical therapists allowing them to gain the skills required to evaluate their practice; many have progressed to obtain research degrees.

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