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 Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Uwch-Ddarlithydd: Ffisiotherapi

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Gofal Iechyd

+44 (0)29 206 87708
Ystafell 3.29, 3ydd Llawr, Ty Dewi Sant, Campws Parc y Waun, Caerdydd, CF14 4XN


Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Exercise in Huntington$acirc;  s Disease
  • Therapeutic Handling
  • Core/spinal stability retraining.

Teaching profile is varied however my specialist area is adult neurological rehabilitation.


I have been a lecturer at Cardiff University, Physiotherapy department since July 2004. Prior to this I worked as a Physiotherapist in the National Health Service specialising in the area of adult neurological rehabilitation.

In the realm of Learning and Teaching I have various organisational responsibilities including being module leader at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and a manual handling trainer/ co-ordinator (IOSH certified). In 2006 I was part of a team from the Physiotherapy dept which successfully revalidated a new course, implemented in September 2007. My particular teaching interests are physiology, neurology and neural plasticity which I teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Since 2008 I have also contributed to MACP certified masters module working across specialities.

In line with my research interests I am also a member of the Physiotherapy Working group for the European Huntington$acirc;  s Disease Network (EHDN).











Main research interests

Exercise in Huntington$acirc;  s Disease. Over the past couple of years I have been involved with Dr M. Busse and her ground breaking work in this area.

  • 2009 compilation of an exercise DVD for people with HD as part of a PhD study
  • 2010/11 blind assessor in the COMMET study (Can community supported exercise benefit subjective wellbeing, physical activity levels and abilities in people with Huntington$acirc;  s disease? A randomised feasibility study and process evaluation) which involved an exercise intervention in local gyms.
  • 2011/12 physiotherapy intervention for TRAIN HD (Task-related training in Huntington$acirc;  s Disease: a home-based intervention study).

I also have an interest in the area of Manual Handling/ Therapeutic handling in which I carried out my own MSc and am furthering this work through supervision of other Masters students.

Finally another theme within my research profile is trunk/ spinal stability re-education, a rehabilitation tool that spans all specialities. In this area I supervise both undergraduate and post graduate students, the findings of which have been presented at various National and International conferences.


I have some experience of small grant applications (2007-  £500) and more recently a co applicant for the successful TRAIN HD grant ( £99,230).