Caroline Alexander is the Lead Clinical Academic for Allied Health Professionals at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor of Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy). 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 received her Physiotherapy Professional Qualification in 1987 from Guy’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy, her MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy and PhD in Physiology from University College London in 1994 and 2002 respectively. 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 Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder.
She is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Physiological Society and the Society for Neuroscience, and is a founding member of the London hub of the Council for Allied Health Professional Research. She has been a Physiotherapy Advocate for the National Institute of Health Research.
Prof Alexander is an NIHR mentor for non-medic clinical academics and supervises BSc, MSc, MRes and PhD projects undertaken at Imperial College and other universities nationally.
Newington L, Alexander CM, Wells M, 2022, What is a clinical academic? Qualitative interviews with healthcare managers, research-active nurses and other research-active healthcare professionals outside medicine, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol:31, ISSN:0962-1067, Pages:378-389
Newington L, Alexander C, Wells M, 2021, Would you like to be contacted about future research?, Bmc Research Notes, Vol:14, ISSN:1756-0500
Bates A, McGregor A, Alexander C, 2021, Prolonged standing behaviour in people with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2474
et al., 2021, The responsiveness of quantitative sensory testing-derived sensory phenotype to disease-modifying intervention in patients with entrapment neuropathy: a longitudinal study, Pain, Vol:162, ISSN:0304-3959, Pages:2881-2893
et al., 2021, The association of sensory phenotype and concomitant mood, sleep and functional impairment with the outcome of carpal tunnel surgery, Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2474, Pages:1-19