Jessie Janssen

Research Fellow

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB121

+44 (0) 1772 89 4560

Jessie is research active within the area of Rehabilitation Sciences and is a member of the Allied Health Research Unit.

Full Profile

Jessie trained in the Netherlands as a Biomedical Health Scientist and specialised in Human Movement (Master of Science) and a Physiotherapist (Bachelor). Her experience in research has mainly been focussed on neuro-muscular rehabilitation and ranges from developing tools for clinicians to conducting studies on lower back pain. Her PhD thesis explored how to build research capacity in a hospital using a participatory action research approach.


Janssen, Jessica, Hale, Leigh, Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit and Harland, Tony (2013) Building the Research Capacity of Clinical Physical Therapists Using a Participatory Action Research Approach. Physical therapy, 93 (7). pp. 923-934. ISSN 1538-6724

Hale, Leigh, Van der Meer, Jacques, Rutherford, Gill, Clay, Lynne and Janssen, Jessica (2013) Exploring the Integration of Disability Awareness into Tertiary Teaching and Learning Activities. Journal of Education and Learning, 2 (1). pp. 147-157. ISSN 1927-5250

Robinson, K, Mahon, J, Yeoman, L and Janssen, Jessica (2011) A case series to review the effectiveness of an upper limb circuit training group on the performance of the upper limb in stroke patients. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy , 39 (2). pp. 69-74. ISSN 0303-7193

Janssen , J, Hale, L, Mirfin-Veitch, B and Harland, T (2011) Stimulating research involvement in Clinical physiotherapists. Physiotherapy, 97 (S1). eS549.

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PhD Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2012

Bachelor, Physiotherapy, University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, 2005

M.Sc. Biomedical Health

Sciences, Radboud University,Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2002

Major: Movement Science

Extracurricular: Rehabilitation

Research Activities

TIPPS project: Targeted Intervention for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome


Jessie Janssen MSc, Associate Professor Leigh Hale PhD, Brigit Mirfin-Veitch PhD, Associate Professor Anthony Harland PhD. Stimulating research involvement in clinical physiotherapists, World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) conference 2011.

Lan Le-Ngoc and Jessie Janssen. Validation of a new hand-held dynamometer, EPSM conference, presentation. Lan Le-Ngoc, Jessie Janssen and Marcus King, "Hand-held dynamometer to improve feedback on rehabilitation", ARATA conference.

Lan Le-Ngoc and Jessie Janssen. Validation of a new hand-held dynamometer, Australasian Physical & Engineering Science in Medicine. 31(4): 432-433. EPSM-ABEC 2008