Michael McCluskey

Title: Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy
Phone: 01782 734254
Email: m.mccluskey@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC 1.32
Role: Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy
Contacting me: Email.
Michael McCluskey

I have extensive experience in Physiotherapy practice having worked in the NHS and private practice from 2007. I spent 3 years working as a rotational Physiotherapist gaining experience in Intensive Care, Medicine and Surgery, Community Care, Stroke Rehabilitation, Learning Disability, Care of the Elderly, Orthopaedics and Outpatient Physiotherapy. I then practised as a Senior Physiotherapist for 3 years in Musculoskeletal Outpatients, specialising in Sports and Exercise Medicine in both NHS and Private Practice settings.

As an early career academic I have 3 years of teaching experience in Higher Education. I gained my first post as a Lecturer in Fitness, Physical Activity and Health in 2014 before undertaking a Course Leader role in Sports therapy for the 2014-15 academic year. This gave me experience in teaching and learning and module leadership across all levels from level 4 to Level 7 in modules such as Cardiac Rehabilitation, Exercise in Special Populations and GP Referral.

I am now a Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy in Keele University and I gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in October 2015 after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at the University of Gloucestershire. I am keen to explore the use of effective exercise prescription in the prevention and management of chronic disease

Charitable Work Stop the Heartbreak Campaign @ University of Gloucestershire January 2014 - September 2015

The campaign has four main aims:

1. To promote and provide cardiac screening for 14-35 year olds

2. Fundraise to provide free cardiac screening for 14-35 year olds

3. Provide students with opportunities for real-world fundraising and project/event management experiences

4. Raise awareness of cardiac issues and heart health, including the importance of defibrillators in sporting and community venues.

As part of the management team, over £20,000 was raised which offered 500 free cardiac screenings to young adults in the South West of England.

The campaign continues to raise awareness of sudden adult death syndromes and we are now working with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to increase the access to automated external defibrillators in local communities

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy - 2016

I am an ACPSEM Silver Level Certified Physiotherapist and have acted as Physiotherapist for numerous local, national and international sporting organisations on a part time basis in sports including football, rugby union, badminton, archery, para-archery, cricket, squash and wheelchair rugby. I am currently a team Physiotherapist for Badminton England.