Professional Biography


Lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation
Senior Clinician at The Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic
Admissions Tutor for Sport Rehabilitation


Catherine graduated in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation from The University of Bolton. Since completing her degree Catherine has worked in the first league for Men’s Hockey, alongside work in several private practices across the North West. The diversity of patients seen in private practice is what she found most appealing, and she began working at the The University of Bolton’s Sports and Spinal Injuries Clinic (SSIC) in 2010. This is where Catherine first began to supervise students. Catherine organised the SSIC conference in 2012, this was an opportunity for the Sport Rehabilitation’s placement providers to observe the excellent facilities at Bolton One and also top-level specialists within Sport Medicine provided bite sized lectures to attendees.

Catherine began teaching on the Sport Rehabilitation Degree and Sport Access to Higher Education in January 2014, and has a perfect balance between lecturing and clinical work in the SSIC. 

Education and Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Therapeutic Skills
  • Spinal Anatomy
  • Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Modalities
  • Sport Access into Higher Education
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Work Experience

Other Activities

  • Voluntary placement at NHS Hyde Physiotherapy Centre
  • Voluntary Placement at NHS Physiotherapy department Tameside Hospital
  • Supervising students at sporting events, providing pre and post-massage for triathletes, runners, wrestling championships, 3 peak challenges.