Rehabilitation Sciences

The applied research and innovation in this theme centres on the inter-related areas of disabling and painful conditions, exercise and physical activity.

Our work in and across these areas is informed by our particular methodological expertise. This includes high levels of expertise in systematic reviewing; physical, physiological and psychosocial measurement; research design and statistical analysis; healthcare user experience and education; and technology development and application.

Our work takes place in a rich research environment featuring strongly embedded research governance and ethical regulatory systems, dedicated administrative and financial support, and up to date facilities at Teesside University and the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.



We actively encourage interdisciplinary working, facilitated by our researchers from a range of expert backgrounds:

  • the allied health professions
  • exercise physiology
  • nursing
  • statistics and research design
  • systematic reviewing.

Interdisciplinary working is further facilitated by our extensive network of local, national and international collaborators.

We are the North East England Hub of the Allied Health Professions Research Network .

Staff researchers working in the rehabilitation sciences theme are listed below, where you can view their full biography, research interests and a link to publications. If you are trying to find a researcher by research topic, please try a key word search in the box at the top of this page.