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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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. (in press). Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management. Disability and Rehabilitation, 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. (in press). 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, 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