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Catherine Slater

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cat teaches on the Physiotherapy BSc and MSc courses. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries especially those related to mountain and fell running but also has had an interest in the management of head and neck cancer. Cat is a keen fell runner herself and volunteers for Mountain Rescue in the lake district.

Cat has been part of the development of the new BSc Physiotherapy course aiming to incorporate more of a holistic approach to teaching new Physiotherapists.

Cat started out as a Physiotherapist at Lancashire teaching hospital in various roles as a newly qualified before specialising in the surgical department. This involved working in burns and plastics where she was seconded for 2 years treating hand injuries and reconstructions, Critical Care medicine and general surgery. Cat saw an area that required development in head and neck cancer and applied for and was successful in developing a Physio role to support such patients. For 5 years she specialised in Critical care medicine and Head and Neck Cancer.

Cat then decided she wanted to explore a different area of Physiotherapy and moved into trauma and musculoskeletal Physio. After a short time here she decided to leave the NHS and complete a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy and started working privately to be flexible around her studies.

  • BSc Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007
  • MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017
  • Volunteer Mountain Rescue