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Dr Cormac Ryan is a Reader in Physiotherapy at Teesside University. He graduated from the University of Limerick in 2002 with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science and completed an MSc in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
He was awarded his PhD from the Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008 where he looked at the relationship between physical activity and chronic lower back pain.
Before coming to Teesside in September 2010 he was a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Cormac has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and obtained more the £650,000 in competitive funding. Cormac is the editor in chief of Pain and rehabilitation - the journal of the Physiotherapy Pain Association, a peer-review journal with a 20 year history. Cormac is also the current chair of the Physiotherapy Research Society and co-lead of the North East of England hub of the Council for Allied Health Professionals Research.
Cormac's research interests are primarily in the area of chronic pain, its impact on patients and interventions to manage the condition. These fit within the Rehabilitation sciences theme of HSCI. Cormac's other key research interest is physical activity and physical activity monitoring with an emphasis on the measurement of sedentary behaviour and strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour. Other areas of interest inclide the bio-psychosocial model of rehabilitation, chronic low back pain, return-to-work, pain education and the role of the patient therapist relationship.
Four selected publications since 2008
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