Biography

I am a clinical academic with research interests in applied clinical rehabilitation, biomechanics and control of human movement in normal and disease populations. I am a Lecturer within the School of Allied Health Professions and Programme Director for Rehabilitation and Exercise Science. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2012 and a PhD in Physiotherapy in 2018 from Keele University. I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019 after completing a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I also work within the capacity of an HCPC and CSP registered physiotherapist, providing clinical services to the ‘Keele University Physiotherapy Clinic’. 

Research and scholarship

My research interests are around preventing or limiting negative consequences of poor health, maximising human performance and providing evidence for underpinning, informing and optimising clinical decision making. This includes the use of assistive technology for clinical decision making, assessment, monitoring and rehabilitation. I am currently research lead for the School’s Biomechanics and Motor control group.

I am an ambitious early career researcher and clinical physiotherapist who is aspiring to further develop technical skills for advanced assessment and personalised treatment planning in patients with disordered control. I completed a technical project with significant bioengineering components as a part of my PhD. This involved 3D movement analysis, modelling of biological systems in human subjects, statistical prognostic modelling and validation of clinical scales. I am therefore well placed as a clinician with technical experience to work in translational research.

I have been successful in receiving further research funding for a number of projects including clinical decision making in upper-limb disorders, identifying mechanisms of upper-limb dysfunction and shoulder instability in children and patients with neuromuscular disorders, and use of assistive technology for rehabilitation and biofeedback in post-stroke patients. These projects are multi-disciplinary and involve working alongside clinical collaborators recognised as centres of excellence, industry and other research institutions.

Teaching

I am involved in teaching across all programmes within the School of Allied Health Professions. These include the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, MSci and Pre- Registration Physiotherapy students and BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programmes. I am module leader for Global Healthcare Matters (L6), Rehabilitation in Sport (L5) and Physiotherapy Practice: Musculoskeletal (L5). I am also responsible for providing clinical supervision and training to the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Exercise Students within the Keele University Physiotherapy Clinic.  I also support the Clinical Practice Experience team, preparing students for practice and conducting placement visits, audits and evaluations.

Selected Publications

  • Philp F, Faux-Nightingale A, Woolley S, de Quincey E, Pandyan A. 2021. Implications for the design of a Diagnostic Decision Support System (DDSS) to reduce time and cost to diagnosis in paediatric shoulder instability. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 78, vol. 21(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Telford C, Reid D, McCluskey M. 2020. Normative performance values of modified Star Excursion Balance Test and Limb Symmetry in female adolescent footballers. Translational Sports Medicine, Article tsm2.146. doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F, Al-shallawi A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, e000634, vol. 6(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F. 2019. Can we predict injury in male football players based on the functional movement screen and other tests of injury risk? (PhD Academy Award). British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F, Leboeuf F, Pandyan A, Stewart C. 2019. "Dynamic knee valgus" - Are we measuring what we think we're measuring? An evaluation of static and functional knee calibration methods for application in gait and clinical screening tests of the overhead squat and hurdle step. Gait Posture, 298-304, vol. 70. link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Philp F, Faux-Nightingale A, Woolley S, de Quincey E, Pandyan A. 2021. Implications for the design of a Diagnostic Decision Support System (DDSS) to reduce time and cost to diagnosis in paediatric shoulder instability. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 78, vol. 21(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Telford C, Reid D, McCluskey M. 2020. Normative performance values of modified Star Excursion Balance Test and Limb Symmetry in female adolescent footballers. Translational Sports Medicine, Article tsm2.146. doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F, Al-shallawi A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. 2020. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, e000634, vol. 6(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F. 2019. Can we predict injury in male football players based on the functional movement screen and other tests of injury risk? (PhD Academy Award). British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> link> full text>
  • Philp F, Leboeuf F, Pandyan A, Stewart C. 2019. "Dynamic knee valgus" - Are we measuring what we think we're measuring? An evaluation of static and functional knee calibration methods for application in gait and clinical screening tests of the overhead squat and hurdle step. Gait Posture, 298-304, vol. 70. link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Blana D, Chadwick EK, Stewart C, Stapleton C, Major K, Pandyan AD. 2018. Study of the measurement and predictive validity of the Functional Movement Screen. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med, e000357, vol. 4(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Philp F, Telford C, Reid D, McCluskey M. Establishing normative performance values of modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT) and Limb Symmetry Index (LSI) scores and their relationship to age in female adolescent footballers. doi>
  • Philp F, Al-Shallaw A, Kyriacou T, Blana D, Pandyan A. Improving predictor selection for injury modelling methods in male footballers. doi>
  • Kulshrestha R, Emery N, Faux-Nightingale A, Willis T, Philp F. Upper limb rehabilitation in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD): a patients perspective. doi>

Other

  • Beech R, Philp F, Pandyan A, Mccluskey M. Evaluation of parental attitudes on the use and effect of technology on physical activity levels in children aged 7 to 11 - a knowledge elicitation study. Web-based questionnaire
  • Beech R, Philp F, Pandyan A, Mccluskey M. Evaluation of parental attitudes on the use and effect of technology on physical activity levels in children aged 7 to 11 - a knowledge elicitation study. Web-based questionnaire
  • Beech R, Philp F, Pandyan A, Mccluskey M. Evaluation of parental attitudes on the use and effect of technology on physical activity levels in children aged 7 to 11 - a knowledge elicitation study. Web-based questionnaire

Postgraduate Student Supervision

I have experience in supervising PGT and PGR students, including at PhD level. I would welcome any students wanting to undertake research in the areas of prevention, performance or rehabilitation in clinical or non-clinical populations.

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