Charlotte Carter-Lang

Associate Professor, Practice Education Lead for the School of Healthcare and Cardiorespiratory specialist Physiotherapist

School/Department: Healthcare, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3305



Charlotte graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. She completed her junior rotations before starting a senior post in community practice treating patients with neurological and respiratory conditions.  She then went on to become a Clinical Specialist in Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Charlotte is a member of the CSP and ACPRC and has a specialist interest in the management of patients with COPD and Heart Failure. Charlotte is also the Principal physiotherapist of a private community practice.

Charlotte began lecturing at the University of Leicester in 2012. She is the Practice Education Lead for the School of Healthcare and Chair of the Placement Committee for the School.  She is also Year 2 lead tutor for the physiotherapy degree. Charlotte has completed her PGCAPP, Master of Education and is a SFHEA.

Charlotte had a lead role in the design and implementation of the new Physiotherapy degree at Leicester, receiving a teaching and research merit award in June 2018 for her contribution. Charlotte introduced the use of flipped classroom teaching with colleagues across the course and presented her research at the Discovering Teaching Excellence at Leicester: Achieving Student Engagement Conference 2019 and the Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2020. 

Charlotte has developed new innovative placements for students that have been featured as models of innovation by the CSP and Council of Deans. Charlotte was instrumental in the design and development of the new CSP Common Placement Assessment Form currently being used across the country, which was awarded a Chief Allied Health Professions Merit Award. She has led on the development and implementation of a new online assessment platform for student placements and has imbedded the CPAF in this. Charlotte has supported students in new research placements to present their research at both Physiotherapy UK and ESR international Congress. More recently, Charlotte was awarded a £300K grant from HEE to set up an onsite student led placement clinic at the University. 

Charlotte is the external examiner for the University of Ulster. She is chair of the Midlands placement initiative (MIPPI), is a reviewer for the ACPRC Journal and peer reviewer for the British Journal of Healthcare Management. Charlotte is also a PEERs assessor for the University.

Charlotte is a contributing author for a study skills book for physiotherapy students and new graduates, alongside other respiratory specialists, due to be published by Elsevier in 2023. 


Areas of research and conference presentations:

  • Practice Education
  • Models of supervision in Practice Education
  • Research and leadership placements
  • Student and Educator placement experience
  • Flipped Classroom Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Respiratory Physiotherapy
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation


Discovering Teaching Excellence Conference - June 2019

Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference - 2020

Invited talk - CSP Webinar Sharing Experiences: Practice Based Learning March 2021 

ERS International Congress 2022 - named author for abstract

World Physiotherapy Congress 2023 - Successful submission for abstract presentation - Development and evaluation of a bespoke, integrated, whole cohort approach to placement provision for physiotherapy students in a UK university. 


Frontline - Research placements:

Frontline - Student Wellbeing for placements:

Council of Deans - Research placements:

Case Study book for Physiotherapy students - named Author - ongoing


Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) Degree - Teaching across all three years

Practice Education Lead, School of Healthcare

Module lead for all clinical modules

Year 2 Lead Tutor


Specialist teaching areas:

• Practice Education

• COPD and HF

• Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation

• Advanced Clinical Skills (CR strand)

• Simulation

• Physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation (CR Strand)

• Applying clinical reasoning in practice (CR Strand)

• Enhancing Learning from Practice Experience/Reflective Practice

• Flipped learning

• Problem based learning 

Press and media

Physiotherapy clinical placements and Practice Education

COPD and Heart Failure - Physiotherapy management 


• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

• Member of the ACPRC (Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care)

• Member of the ACPRC Higher Education institution (HEI) specialist interest group 

• Member of the ACPICR (Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Cardiac Rehabilitation)

• Member of the LLR AHP Council

• Member of East midlands Clinical Academic Practitioner Network (EMCAPN)

• Chair of Midlands Integrated Practice Placement Initiative (MIPPI)

• Chair of the Placements Committee for the School of Healthcare



Teaching and Research Merit Award 2019

Nominated for the University Citizen’s award - above and beyond during Covid 2021

Covid change maker - Alice Mann photography project 2022

Merit award - December 2022 


BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy - Coventry University

Master of Education (MEd) - University of Leicester

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice (PGCAPP) - University of Leicester

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Covey Leadership Programme

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