Sean James Ledger

Title: Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy
Phone: 01782 734560
Email: s.j.ledger@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC 1.32
Role: Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy
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Sean Ledger

Sean graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2009, following which he completed an MSc Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy at University College London (UCL) in 2010.

He worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children between 2010-2016 as a Senior Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist and Exercise Specialist. In May 2012 he was awarded a PhD Fellowship at UCL, to co-lead INSPIRE-CF, a three-year randomised controlled trial investigating the longitudinal effects of exercise on lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life in children with CF. He was a visiting lecturer for the MSc programmes in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy at UCL. Sean will complete his PhD in mid-2017.

Sean joined the School of Health and Rehabilitation at Keele University in August 2016 as a Teaching Fellow in Physiotherapy. He is a member of the Health Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Sean's areas of specialist interest are clinical exercise testing, prescription and training in children with cardiorespiratory disease; Quality improvement and alternative models of health care; and e-Technology in physiotherapy.

RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS Ledger SJ*, Goldman A, Giardini A and Main E*. £414,000. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Grant. INSPIRE-CF: A randomised controlled trial investigating the clinical and economic benefits of an alternative model of physiotherapy care for children with Cystic Fibrosis. Funded from May 2012 to June 2016. (* co-Lead Investigators)

Selected Publications

  • Ledger SJ, Owen E, Prasad SA, Goldman A, Willams J, Aurora P. 2013. A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros, vol. 12(6), 766-772. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Ledger SJ, Owen E, Prasad SA, Goldman A, Willams J, Aurora P. 2013. A pilot outreach physiotherapy and dietetic quality improvement initiative reduces IV antibiotic requirements in children with moderate-severe cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros, vol. 12(6), 766-772. link> doi>