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 Sue Annetts

Sue Annetts

Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
annetts@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87731
Campuses
3.42, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF144XN

Overview

I am currently a Senior Lecturer,  however my professional career began in Nottingham in 1988 when I graduated as a Physiotherapist.  I have since worked as a Physiotherapist in a variety of NHS and private organisations throughout the UK, always recognising that professional learning is a lifelong continuum.  As a result of being a Clinical Educator in England and Wales I realised how much I enjoyed supporting students develop.  Consequently, following studying for an MSc in Physiotherapy at Cardiff University, I decided to pursue a career in academia.

Since joining Cardiff University I have been awarded a post graduate diploma in medical education, become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and been promoted to a Senior Lecturer.

I am a module lead, have a strong interest in anatomy and am involved in the teaching and assessment of undergraduate and post graduate students.  

My clinical interest is musculoskeletal physiotherapy and my research interests are primarily in relation to pedagogy; the influence of specific seating types on the spine and respiratory function; and fitness to practise.

I am the Lead for Workload Modelling within the School of Healthcare Sciences;  an external examiner for the University of Liverpool; and examine for the Sports Massage Association too.

Biography

Roles and Responsibilities (Past and Present)

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) thoughout the UK, 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 Module Lead, Disability Contact (for the programme and for the School); Assessment Officer (for the programme and for the School); Unfair Practice Officer (for the Programme and for the School); Associate Director for Student Experience and Academic Standards; and I am currently Lead for Workload Modelling.  In 2014 I became a Senior Lecturer.

Honours and awards

  • Enriching Student Life Awards (Nominated), Cardiff University, 2019
  • HCPC Research Grant for Audiofeedback Project, 2013
  • School of Healthcare Studies Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (Winner), Cardiff University, 2011

Professional memberships

  • Member / State Registered HCPC
  • Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Committees and reviewing

  • Reviewer for the journal, "Innovation in Education and Teaching international"
  • Member of the School of Healthcare Sudies Disability, Inclusion and Equality Committee

Publications

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Teaching

The majority of my teaching is on the Physiotherapy (Hons) BSc programme; the topics I most commonly teach and assess 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.

In February 2022 I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    My research interests relate primarily to the theory of teaching, learning and assessment; the influence of seating on the spine and respiratory function; and fitness to practise.

    This is demonstrated by the following list of my publications and conference presentions:

    Publications 

    Annetts S.,Chatham, K. and Enright, S. (2007). Investigating the Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training: A Case Report on a Patient with Chronic Asthma. Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) Journal 39, pp. 33-36

    Kell C. and Annetts S. (2009) Peer Review of Teaching.  Embedded Practice or Policy Holding Complacency. Innovations in Education and Teaching International.   46 (1) 61 – 70

    Annetts S. and Hastings G. (2011). A Scoping exercise into the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Audiofeedback. Briefing Paper, London: Higher Education Academy

    Annetts S., Baker T., Day R. and Evans E. (2012). Informing Students of the Requirements of Higher Education: A Bespoke Online Solution. In: Andrews, J., Clark, R. and Thomas, L. eds. (2012) Compendium of effective practice in higher education retention and success.  Higher Education Academy, pp. 8-11

    Annetts S. et al. 2012. A Pilot Investigation into the Effects of Different Office Chairs on Spinal Angles. European Spine Journal 21(S2), pp. 165-170

    Annetts S., Jones U., and vanDeursen R. (2013). An Innovative Review of An Undergraduate Dissertation Double Marking Policy. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 50 (3). 308 – 317

    Annetts, S. and Day, R. 2019. The informed study project: An innovative online self evaluation of fitness to practise within a professional higher education degree programme. Innovations in Education and Teaching International 56(4), pp. 529-541. (10.1080/14703297.2019.1577162)

    Annetts S. and Davies M. (2021). Differences in Maximal Inspiratory Pressure when using a Standard Yoga Mat Versus a Standard Yoga Block in Healthy Individuals. Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care 53 (1). pp 20 - 29

    Annetts S., Forrest E. and McKeever A. (2022). Is DrGoniometer a Valid Tool for Measuring Joint Range, thus Enhancing the Evolution of a Contemporary MSK Physiotherapy Practitioner?  Physiotherapy 114 (1) e142-143. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2021.12.104)

     Conference Presentations

    Annetts S. (2009). Preparing Staff and Students for a New Problem Solving Practical Examination. Poster and Platform Presentation at QUILT Conference (Effective and Efficient Feedback), Cardiff.

    Annetts S, Harris S. and Rickards D. (2009).The Effect of Cot Height on Trunk Muscle Activity When Lifting a Simulated Baby. Poster Presentation at 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin.

    Annetts S. and Jones U. (2010). A Pilot Study Investigating Students’ Understanding of Marking Criteria and its Influence on Learning.  Poster Presentation at AMEE Conference, Glasgow.

    Annetts S., Coales P., Colville R. et al (2011). A Pilot Investigation into the Effects of Different Office Chairs on Spinal Angles.  Poster Presentation at Society of Back Pain Research Conference, Cambridge.

    Annetts S. Coales P. Koelmel S. et al (2012) Are You Sitting Comfortably? Poster and Platform Presentation at Society of Back Pain Research Conference, Isle of Man.

    Annetts 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.

    Annetts S. and Hastings G. (2012).  We Need to Talk About…Your Assignment.  Poster Presentation at HEA Annual Conference, Manchester.

    Annetts S. and Sloman E. (2014) Hamstring Flexibility…Compressions or Stretching?  Poster Presentation at CSP Annual Conference, NEC, Birmingham

    Annetts S. and Rooke E. (2014) Consistently Walking the Walk? Poster Presentation at CSP Annual Conference, NEC, Birmingham

    Annetts S. and Edwards R. (2014) Texting – A Pain in the Neck? Poster Presentation at CSP Annual Conference, NEC, Birmingham

    Annetts S. and Day R. (2015).  The Informed Study Project.  Platform Presentation at National Association of Educators in Clinical Practice Annual Conference, Coventry University.

    Annetts S. and Day R. (2017).  The Informed Study Project: Lessons Learnt.  Platform Presentation at Higher Education Academy “What Works: Retention and Success” Conference, Cavendish Conference Centre, London

     Annetts S. and Trezise D. (2019) Can Cycling Influence Neurodynamics in a Healthy Population? Poster Presentation at CSP Annual Conference, NEC, Birmingham

    Annetts S. and Davies M. (2020).  Yoga – A Strong Intake of Breath? Poster Presentation at CSP Annual (Virtual) Conference

    Annetts S, Forrest E and McKeever A. (2021) Is Dr Goniometer a Valid Tool for Measuring Joint Range of Movement, thus Enhancing the Evolution of a Contemporary MSK Physiotherapy Practitioner? Poster Presentation at CSP Annual (Virtual) Conference

    Annetts S, Dando S and Rudling-Smith R. (2021) A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Integrated Anatomy and Hands-On Physiotherapy Skills. Platform presentation at Cardiff University Teaching and Learning Conference

    Annetts S, Dando S and Rudling-Smith R. (2022) A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Integrated Anatomy and Hands-On Physiotherapy Skills. Platform Presentation at Advance HE Learning and Teaching Conference, Newcastle

    Supervision

    I supervise a range of undergraduate and post graduate dissertation students.

    Past projects