I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1980 from Guy's Hospital, London. I then studied for an MSc in Rehabilitation Studies at Southampton University prior to working for 14 years as a clinician and manager, in a range of different health and social care environments, in both the NHS and private sectors. My clinical specialist area is musculo-skeletal outpatients. In 1996 I took up a senior lecturing post in physiotherapy at the University West of England, Bristol and moved to the University of Cumbria in 2004. I am currently Professional Lead for physiotherapy within the university and am programme leader for the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration, accelerated route). I am involved in teaching on both BSc (Hons) and MSc Physiotherapy programmes.
Qualifications and memberships
- MSc (Rehabilitation Studies)
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Registrant Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Academic and research interests
- Musculo-skeletal dysfunction.
- Pain management and disorders.
- Language and Health.
- Clinical reasoning development.
- Research Method.
- New Lecturer Development.
Boyd P, Smith C, Beyaztasc D I, (2014) Evaluating Academic Workplaces: the hyper-expansive environment experienced by university lecturers in professional fields. International Journal of Academic Development. Published online 19th August 2014. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1360144X.2014.948255.
Boyd Pete, Smith Caroline (2014) The Contemporary Academic: orientation towards research work and researcher identity of higher education lecturers in the health professions. Studies in Higher Education. Published online 29th July 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.943657
Smith, C. & Boyd, P. (2012) Becoming an Academic: The reconstruction of identity by recently appointed lecturers in Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions. Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol 49 (1) pp63072. [Online: DOI:10.1080/14703297.2012.647784].
Boyd, P & Smith C. (2011) Being a University Lecturer in a Professional Field: tensions within boundary-crossing workplace contexts. Presentation at SHRE Conference, University of Cardiff.
Smith C & Boyd P (2010) Becoming an academic: The reconstruction of identity by recently appointed lecturers in Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions. Presentation at Academic Identities Conference, Strathclyde University.
Boyd P, Smith C, Lee S, MacDonald I (2009) Becoming a Health Profession Educator in a University: the experiences of recently appointed lecturers in Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions. Final report of a mini-project funded by the Health Sciences and Practice Centre of the Higher Education Academy.
[Online] Available at: http://www.health.heacademy.ac.uk/publications/miniproject/2009pboyd.pdf
Recent external roles
- External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Salford University 2015 - date.
- External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham 2017 - date.