I completed my BSc Physiotherapy at the Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Physiotherapy in 1989 and began my clinical career at the now University Hospital of North Midlands in Stoke-on-Trent, specialising in physiotherapy for patients with acute and chronic lung disease. During my employment in the NHS I had a variety of roles working with both inpatients and outpatients. My final NHS role was as a Clinical Specialist (Band 8a) supporting the early discharge of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the management of the Medical and Surgical Therapy Teams (physiotherapy and occupational therapy).
I completed my MSc Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at the University of Chester in 2015. I have always enjoyed being involved in clinical education and teaching and took up my current post in the School of Health and Rehabilitation in 2006.
As a lecturer at Keele I teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, primarily in the field of cardiovascular and respiratory physiotherapy and rehabilitation. I have had a number of roles and responsibilities in the School and have made a substantial contribution to curriculum development. I have a particular interest in the management of chronic respiratory conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, bronchiectasis and the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disorders. I am also interested in the rehabilitation of people with heart and lung disease.
Humphreys HE and Buckley JP (2016). What is the most appropriate outcome measure from the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in cardiac patients? A systematic critical review. Conference proceedings. European Region - World Congress for Physical Therapy. Liverpool.
Armour K, Humphreys HE and Pandyan AD (2010). Do young healthy adults who exercise as per Government recommendations have higher levels of fitness than those who do not? Proceedings of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress. Liverpool.
Expert commentary for the NIHR Dissemination Centre on Katsura M. et al. (2015). Preoperative inspiratory muscle training for postoperative pulmonary complications in adults undergoing cardiac and major abdominal surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010356. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010356.pub2.