Sarah Chipperfield

Dr Sarah Chipperfield

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of the West of England)
  • MSc (University of Glasgow)
  • MA (London Metropolitan University)
  • PhD (University of Huddersfield)

Summary

Sarah graduated from the University of the West of England in 1998 with a BSc (Hons) physiotherapy and then worked for Salford NHS Trust. before undertaking a M.MedSci in 2000 at the University of Glasgow and undertook research into the relationship between the menstrual cycle and injuries in female footballers. Following this and a period of time working back in the NHS in Oxfordshire, she took a position as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy at London Metropolitan University in 2002 and moved to the University of Huddersfield in 2004 as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy. In 2008 Sarah completed a MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education awarded by London Metropolitan University.

In 2018 Sarah completed a PhD having conducted some research into the influence of ballroom dancing for health and well-being in older adults.

In October 2019 after over 15 years in her previous role Sarah moved to the University of Hull in a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy position to assist with the planning and development of the forthcoming BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree course.

Undergraduate

Completed a MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2008.

Sarah will lead on the musculoskeletal physiotherapy theme on the new Physiotherapy degree.

Sarah will be the academic placement co-ordinator.

Research interests

Active ageing

Physical activity and health

Ballroom dancing and well-being

Postgraduate supervision

Active ageing

Physical activity and health