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 Sue Annetts

Sue Annetts

Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

+44 (0)29 206 87731
3.42, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF144XN


I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1988 and have worked in a variety of clinical settings (including NHS trusts, private practice / hospitals and sports clinics), predominantly specialising in musculoskeletal problems. In 1998 I commenced employment as a physiotherapy lecturer and, in addition to teaching responsibilities, I have enjoyed a variety of roles and responsibilities within the School of Healthcare Sciences.  These include Disability Contact; Assessment Officer; Unfair Practice Officer; Associate Director for Student Experience and Academic Standards; and I am currently Director for Workload Modelling.  In 2014 I became a Senior Lecturer.

Speaking engagements

Annette S. Baker T. Day R. and Evans E. (2012) Informing students of the requirements of Higher Education: A bespoke online solution. Poster and platform presentation at HEA Conference: What Works: Student Retention and success, York.

Sloman E. and Annetts S. (2014) A pilot study comparing the effect of static stretching and compression massage on hamstring flexibility. Presented at: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference, International Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK, 10th - 11th October 2014.

Rooke M. and Annetts s. (2014) A Pilot study into the reliability of partial weight bearing. Presented at: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference, International Centre, Birmingham, UK, 10th and 11th October 2014.

Edwards R. and Annetts S. (2014) A pilot investigation comparing neck angle in a standardised standing position and a self-selected texting standing position. Presented at: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference, International Centre, Birmingham, UK, 10th and 11th October 2014.












The majority of my teaching is on the Physiotherapy (Hons) BSc programme; the topics I most commonly teach are anatomy (module lead), physiotherapy musculoskeletal skills, research methods, and personal and professional development. I teach, assess and supervise dissertation students on the MSc Physiotherapy programme as required.

  • Assessment, Learning and Teaching
  • Ergonomic Seating
  • Manual Handling
  • Test of Incremental Respiratory Endurance (TIRE)
  • Fitness to Practice

I am a member of the musculoskeletal research team within physiotherapy.