Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow







Postgrad OfficeEducation CentreCharing Cross Campus





Lisa is a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Her current work explores the impact of clinical academics from the professions outside medicine, that is all research-active healthcare professionals except doctors and dentists. This fellowship is funded by NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Imperial Health Charity.

Lisa’s clinical research interests also include upper limb injury and rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal health and work. Lisa is a member of the London Centre for Health and Work.

In 2019, Lisa completed an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship: Return to work after carpal tunnel release: what should we advise our patients? In 2020, she was awarded a British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) Research Grant to develop national consensus guidelines on this topic.

Lisa served on the BAHT Clinical Evidence Committee from 2011-2021, and is an Editorial Board member for the journal Hand Therapy. Lisa was co-chair of the 2022 International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy abstract committee.

Lisa is an Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) and works clinically as an Advanced Clinical Practice Hand Therapist (Physiotherapy) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.




Newington L, Alexander CM, Wells M, et al., 2023, Development of a framework and research impact capture tool for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, healthcare science, pharmacy and psychology (NMAHPPs), Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:23, ISSN:1472-6963

Johnson D, Barradas R, Newington L, 2023, Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of finger goniometry measured from screenshots taken via video consultation, Journal of Hand Surgery (european Volume), Vol:48, ISSN:0266-7681, Pages:459-465

Newington L, Bamford E, Henry SL, 2023, Relative motion flexion following zone I-III flexor tendon repair: Concepts, evidence and practice, Journal of Hand Therapy, ISSN:0894-1130

Newington L, Alexander C, Kirby P, et al., 2022, Reflections on contributing to health research: A qualitative interview study with research participants and patient advisors, Plos One, Vol:17, ISSN:1932-6203

Newington L, Madan I, Sandford F, 2022, Driving, work, wound care and rehabilitation after carpal tunnel release: Consensus recommendations from a UK Delphi study, Hand Therapy, Vol:27, ISSN:1369-9571

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