Leanne began her career in physiotherapy in 1994 after completing a BSc at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen. In 2013, she was awarded an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation from Teeside University.
Leanne worked for twenty -four years in the NHS, completing junior and senior rotations in large NHS teaching hospitals prior to progression into specialist roles within Neurological Physiotherapy. Firstly, working as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, Newcastle and then as a Clinical Specialist in Stroke at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
Leanne gained valuable clinical experience, in both rehabilitation and acute hospital settings, treating both in-patients and outpatients. She successfully extended her scope of physiotherapy practice working within specialised interdisciplinary out-patient clinics treating a wide range of complex neurological conditions and training as a Physiotherapy injector of Botulinum Toxin.
Since leaving the NHS Leanne has worked privately within a specialist neuro team in the community and in neurological rehabilitation for the Military of Defence at Stanford Hall. She is currently combining her Physiotherapy Lecturer role at Leicester University with a Band 7 Physiotherapy clinical role at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre.
Research Interests and Experience include
- Primary research interest is in Neurological Rehabilitation
- Specific clinical interest areas are in Spasticity Management, Injection Therapy and Electrical Stimulation
- Selection for a Health Education East Midlands (HEEMS) funded research internship (Silver Award) in 2015
- Completion of an Advanced Clinical Research Methods MSc module at Lincoln University (2016)
- Trial management group experience ESCAPS, Nottingham University (2016/2017)