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Prof Robert van Deursen 

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Position:Research Professor

Telephone:+44 (0)29 206 87687
Location:2F14, Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN


I obtained a BSc in Physiotherapy in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1981 and between 1982 and 1992 worked as a physiotherapist in various rehabilitation settings in the Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

I studied at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam for an MSc (cum laude) in Movement Science (1991-1994) and at the Center for Locomotion Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (1994 – 1997) for a PhD in Biomechanics and Locomotion Studies.

I joined the Department of Physiotherapy Education, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 1998 as Lecturer/Research Co-ordinator; established the Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology in 1999; and became Senior Lecturer in 2002.

Appointed as Director of Physiotherapy in 2004 and became Chair of Research Strategy Committee, School of Healthcare Studies, in 2005.

My research is in the area of movement sciences within a clinical/rehabilitation context which has been submitted for the Research Assessment Exercise 2007.