CLAHRC Fellow 2016
Kate studied psychology at Exeter University before training as a physiotherapist at the University of East Anglia, qualifying in 1999. Since then she has worked predominantly in the neurosciences, gaining experience across settings in the NHS. She works currently as a clinical specialist physiotherapist at the Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Services (CCSRS) in Norwich – a level 1 service within Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. Over the last 10 years in this role, Kate has developed clinical expertise and a research interest in the management of patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC). She completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Research in 2014 and went on to conduct a primary research study, investigating the influence of a patient’s position on arousal and awareness levels. Kate holds a primary care researcher bursary and intends to investigate pain assessment in DoC as her CLAHRC Fellowship project.