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Sarah Chipperfield

Dr Sarah Chipperfield

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation 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.

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

Sarah lectures on the anatomy and physiology, exercise rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and service development project themes on the Physiotherapy degree.

Sarah is the academic placement co-ordinator.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

"I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!" Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

Chipperfield, S., & Bissell, P. (2022). “I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!” Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2021-0332

Physiotherapists' views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review

Killingback, C., Thompson, M., Chipperfield, S., Clark, C., & Williams, J. (in press). Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review. Physiotherapy theory and practice, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2021.1911011

Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management

Killingback, C., Thompson, M. A., Chipperfield, S., Clark, C., & Williams, J. (2022). Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management. Disability and Rehabilitation, 44(12), 2683-2690. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1849423

Ballroom Dancing for Community-dwelling Older Adults: A 12-month Study of the Effect on Well-being, Balance and Falls Risk

Chipperfield, S. R., & Stephenson, J. (2022). Ballroom Dancing for Community-dwelling Older Adults: A 12-month Study of the Effect on Well-being, Balance and Falls Risk. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 46(2), 124-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2020.1797437

Research interests

Active ageing

Physical activity and health

Ballroom dancing and well-being

Postgraduate supervision

Active ageing

Physical activity and health

Journal editorial role

Editorial Board of the Journal of Further and Higher Educations

2014

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2008

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

1998

Member of the Health and Care Professions Council

1998

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