School of Sport & Biological Sciences
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Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Pol has HCPC registration as a Physiotherapist. He graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2014 from the department of Physiotherapy in central Greece. Following the graduation, he worked in MSK and neurological physiotherapy. The basis and values of his educational and career achievements are significantly associated with his MSc, experience in advanced physiotherapy, which he completed at the University of Salford. There, he was involved in a group project investigating the overall reliability of Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) in chronic stroke patients. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Nottingham. This was a mixed methods study, focusing on the development and evaluation of a nurse-led pharmacological and non-pharmacological package of care (a behavioral complex intervention) for knee pain due to Osteoarthritis.
Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms:
Complex interventions, cohort randomised controlled trials, and studies that involve aspects of feasibility, acceptability, reliability and validity.
Anatomy, research, profession of physiotherapy, injury and pathology
Publications and Research:
1. Nomikos, P.A., Hall, M., Fuller, A., Millar, B., Ogollah, R., Valdes, A., Doherty, M., Walsh, D.A., Das Nair, R. and Abhishek, A., 2021. Fidelity assessment of nurse-led non-pharmacological package of care for knee pain in the package development phase of a feasibility randomised controlled trial based in secondary care: a mixed methods study. BMJ open, 11(7), p.e045242.
2. Nomikos PA, Spence N, Alshehri MA. Test-retest reliability of physiotherapists using the action research arm test in chronic stroke. J Phys Ther Sci 2018;30:1271–7.
3. Nomikos, P.A., Hall, M., Fuller, A., Ogollah, R., Valdes, A.M., Doherty, M., Walsh, D.A., das Nair, R. and Abhishek, A., 2021. Acceptability of a nurse-led non- pharmacological complex intervention for knee pain: Nurse and patient views and experiences. (PLOS One)
4. Hall M, Fuller A, Nomikos PA, Millar B, Ogollah R, Valdes A, et al. East Midlands knee pain multiple randomised controlled trial cohort study: cohort establishment and feasibility study protocol. BMJ Open. 2020;10(9):e037760. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen2020- 037760.
5. Spence, N., Rodrigues, N.C., Nomikos, P.A., Yaseen, K.M. and Alshehri, M.A., 2020. Inter-rater reliability of physiotherapists using the Action Research Arm Test in chronic stroke. Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions, 20(4), p.480.
6. Nomikos, P.A., Fuller, A., Hall, M., Millar, B., Ogollah, R., Doherty, M., Nair, R., Walsh, D., Valdes, A. and Abhishek, A., 2020. FRI0628-HPR EVALUATING A COMPLEX PACKAGE OF CARE IN THE EAST-MIDLANDS KNEE PAIN FEASIBILITY COHORT RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL (conference Abstract).