Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate







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, Lane JCE, Holmes DGW, et al., 2022, Variation in patient information and rehabilitation regimens after flexor tendon repair in the United Kingdom, Hand Therapy, Vol:27, ISSN:1758-9983, Pages:175899832210896-175899832210896

Newington L, Thompson Z, 2022, Striving for a greener hand therapy, Reach, Vol:2, Pages:7-11

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

Newington L, Alexander CM, Wells M, 2021, The impacts of clinical academic activity: Qualitative interviews with healthcare managers and research-active nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and pharmacists, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

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