I am currently Professor Emeritus in the School of Health and Rehabilitation and in this role I support the ongoing development and delivery of the Practice Educators’ Programme. I also continue to be active in roles at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and am currently a member of CSP Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee. I also act as a CSP External Examiner and a CSP Visitor and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Before beginning my career in education I was a senior clinical physiotherapist for 13 years, specialising in critical care at both Coventry and Shrewsbury Hospitals. I moved into teaching in 1986 after completing an education programme at Wolverhampton University and, as a Senior Teacher at the Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy, I had responsibility for the Clinical Education element of the Physiotherapy programme. I also completed my Masters in Education at Manchester University. I relocated to Keele when the School of Physiotherapy transferred to the University in 1994 and, as Head of Undergraduate Programmes, I led the development of the innovative, semesterised and modularised BSc(Hons) programme implemented in 1995.
As a member of the School of Health and Rehabilitation for 20 years, I have undertaken a wide range of School roles and was Head of School of Health and Rehabilitation for 10 years. As Head of School I led the revision and approval of the Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) programme and development of the Keele Practice Educator and Accredited Practice Educator (APE) programmes. I also enabled and supported development of the postgraduate taught portfolio in the School and supported staff research/scholarship activity both in the School and in the Primary Care and Health Sciences Research Institute.
Within the wider University I have undertaken the roles of Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Faculty Learning and Teaching Director (FL&TD) for Health. In the post of FL&TD I led the development of a University wide, three year Interprofessional Education Programme (IPE) across nine health and social care disciplines.
Prior to my retirement in 2013, I was Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Education and Student Experience. The role encompassed the whole student experience including the students’ academic experience, their extra-curricular activities and the wider campus / off-campus student experience. As PVC I was a member of the University Senior Executive and University Senate and contributed to the strategic direction and development of the wider University during a time of significant change in higher education.
I was absolutely delighted to be awarded a Fellowship of the CSP in 2006 and a personal chair at Keele, Professor of Professional Education in Health, in 2007.
- 2013 - date Professor Emeritus
- 2009 - 2013 Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience
- 2006 - 2010 Non Executive Director of the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
- 2005 - 2009 Faculty of Health, Director of Learning and Teaching, Keele University
- 2005 - 2009 Head of School, Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University
- 2005 - 2006 Acting Dean, Faculty of Health, Keele University
- 2003 - 2005 Chair, University’s Learning and Teaching Committee
- 2003 - 2005 Associate Dean, Faculty of Health with specific responsibility for learning and
- 2002 - 2005 Project Officer for development of the University’s Strategy for its engagement with health
- 2001 - 2007 Senior Lecturer, Keele University, Head of Department, Physiotherapy Studies
- 1996 - 2001 Lecturer, Keele University, Head of Department, Physiotherapy Studies
- 1994 - 2000 Lecturer, Keele University, Head of Undergraduate Studies
- 1991 - 1994 Senior Teacher of Physiotherapy, Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of
- 1986 - 1990 Teacher of Physiotherapy, Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of
- 1982 - 1983 Part-time Private Practice - Acute/sporting injuries
- 1978 - 1985 Senior 1Physiotherapist. Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, NHS Trust
- 1977 - 1978 Senior I Physiotherapist, Copthorne Hospital, Shrewsbury
- 1976 - 1977 Physiotherapist, Copthorne Hospital, Shrewsbury
- 1975 - 1976 Senior I Physiotherapist, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital
- 1973 - 1974 Physiotherapist, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital
Research and scholarship
- Development of Physiotherapy Curricula against the NHS Career Framework Bands 1-9. The tender was awarded to Keele but the award was revised by the SHA in response to funding and political issues to £195,000. The revised bid around Stage 1 of the original bid was entitled development of an Educational Framework for Physiotherapy Bands 1-9.
- 2008 £9,050 Innovations Project Funding for Level 3 Interprofessional Education
- 2004 £100,661 from Shropshire and Staffordshire Workforce Development
Confederation for a pilot study regarding Interprofessional Education within the University
- 2004 £239,958 HEFCE - TQEF Funds, Learning and Teaching Strategy 2004 – 06
- 2004 £1,926,264 - with Professor Mark Omerod and Dr John Mills submitted a successful
bid to the Working Party responsible for the construction of the Capital Round 4 Learning and Teaching and SRIF bid. The bid was titled: Refurbishment and development of laboratory space within the Faculty of Science and creation of Human Physiology, Assessment and Performance Laboratories and multi-user Forensic Science Laboratories - Cross Faculty Submission from the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Health
I support the ongoing development and delivery of the Practice Educators’ Programme.
Chapters in Books
PLACE, M. & ROBERTSON, S. (1998) Assessment of the Respiratory Patient, in: SMITH,M. and BALL,V. (Eds) Cash's Chest Heart and Vascular Disorders. Mosby; London.
Chadwick, A., Sheeran, T., Mulherin, D., Price, T., Place, M. (1999) A survey of flexor tendon sheath injection practice in the English Midlands. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Abstracts 79
Chadwick, A., Price, N., Price, T., Sheeran, T., Mulherin, D., Place, M. (1999) Audit of a multidisciplinary training programmes in rheumatology. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Abstracts 79 - 80
Andrews formerly Place