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Amy Parkes

Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy
School of Sport and Health Sciences

Amy teaches across the BSc Physiotherapy and the MSc pre-registration Physiotherapy programmes. Her particular interests lie with physiotherapy for the acutely unwell patient, cardio-respiratory patients and long term conditions. She still works clinically one day a week at a local NHS trust, which allows her to stay relevant in her practice. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Amy has a keen interest in working with other professions developing inter-professional learning events. As part of this, she is involved in the formal evaluation and reporting from such events. Amy is also passionate about integrating service users within teaching to authenticate the process and she also seeks opportunities to use simulated and immersive learning experiences where possible. She recently presented at the UCLan Comensus Conference and a poster presentation at the ACPRC (special interest group for physiotherapists in respiratory care) conference.

Amy has a diverse clinical background and has worked in multiple specialist roles. She was the lead physiotherapist on the inpatient regional neurology unit based at Royal Preston Hospital, followed by a role as the specialist physiotherapist for the regional Motor Neurone Disease team. From there she transitioned into her lecturer practitioner role, which now allows her the opportunity to work clinically one day a week in the critical care unit at Royal Preston Hospital. As part of this split role, she supports clinical educators within the trust to deliver high quality placement based experiences and works with the local partners to prepare students for employment.

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2000 University of Nottingham
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered practitioner