Course details

  • Duration:  2 x 2 days
  • Fees:
    - £650 (for both modules)
    - 10% discount for CAHPR & CHAIN members
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Dr Caroline Alexander (Course Director)

Caroline Alexander is the Lead Clinical Academic for Therapies at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Adjunct Reader. She has a Motor Control Laboratory situated in the Physiotherapy Department of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also a member of the Human Performance group in the Department of Surgery and Cancer led by Alison McGregor (Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics, Surgery & Cancer).

She has held a position as a clinical specialist and researcher within the Physiotherapy Department of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2003.  Her research interests include investigation of the cortical and reflex control of movement using transcranial magnetic stimulation and electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves. She is particularly interested in the control of movement in healthy people and in people with musculoskeletal problems such as Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and shoulder instability.

Dr Margaret Coffey

Clinical Service Lead, SLT at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer at Imperial College London.

Margaret is a Speech and Language Therapist with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia arising from multiple aetiologies.  She is especially interested in the rehabilitation of communication and swallowing after Laryngectomy and other Head and Neck cancers, the use of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in multidisciplinary clinical practice and evidence based management of dysphagia.  Margaret has developed her clinical skills working in recognised centres of excellence in both the UK and the USA.   Margaret  completed a NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship in 2013 and a post doctoral fellowship  in 2017.  She has published in leading peer reviewed journals on the field.

Dr Donna Kennedy
Clinical Specialist in Hand Therapy for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Honorary Research Associate Imperial College.  Donna’s research studies include splinting in hand osteoarthritis, grip strength and hand function evaluation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the reliability of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments in acute lower limb trauma and the outcome of management of carpal tunnel syndrome.  She has presented her research at international conferences, published in the Journal of Hand Therapy and has taught on the selection of robust outcome measures at National conferences and as part of Masters degree programmes.