Gill Rawlinson

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB126

+44 (0) 1772 89 4579

Gill qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1997 from Liverpool University. Gill currently work as a part-time senior lecturer at UCLan teaching on the BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy degree and on the Multi-professional Non-Medical Prescribing Course.

Gill is research active within the area of biomechanics and rehabilitation and is a member of the Allied Health Professions Research Unit.

Full Profile

Gillian is a principal lecturer, leading the rehabilitation sciences team which includes physiotherapy, sports therapy and occupational therapy programmes as well as a rage of post graduate programmes . She has worked as a physiotherapist in various NHS and elite sporting roles before becoming moving into in higher education in  2005. She has been involved developing and delivering pre and post registration physiotherapy education, as well as other inter professional programmes including injection therapy, advanced clinical practice, public health and musculoskeletal management programmes. She is a non-medical prescriber and  the AHP lead for Non-medical prescribing. Gillian is leading the development and delivery of the First Contact Practitioner module for AHPs which has been commissioned by Health Education England.

Gillian is also currently working as a national AHP fellow working with the national lead AHP for HEE. She is working on projects around advanced clinical practice, ensuring the careers supply for AHP programmes, as well as reviewing the prosthetic and orthotic workforce in England.

Gillian also continues to work clinically as an advanced practitioner at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust within the musculoskeletal team. In 2017 she won a Public Health England Award for an innovative service improvement within MSK physiotherapy services which was listed as service example 3 in #AHPsintoAction

She is currently undertaking a PhD focussed on patients’ attitudes and behaviours to adherence to self-management programmes in MSK physiotherapy.

Research Activities

Gill's research interests include the management of chronic low back pain and cruciate ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation. She presented my research on low back pain at the conference of movement dysfunction in Edinburgh in 2005.

External Roles

Gill has worked as the England under 21 netball squad physiotherapist and also with the Amateur Boxing Association of England and the English Golf Union. Gill travelled to Korea in 2003 as a team Great Britain physiotherapist to the World Student Games and also worked at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002.

She is a committee member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic medicine and injection therapy and represent clinical interest groups on the professional practice committee at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.