Valerie Ball

Title: Lecturer
Phone: 01782 733536
Email: v.ball@keele.ac.uk
Location: MAC - 1.15
Role: Post graduate admissions tutor, School ethics committee chair, Therapies strand lead
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Qualifying with a diploma in physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallamshire, I worked for 20 years in several trusts in Staffordshire in a variety of NHS roles, including 8 years as Physiotherapy Respiratory Clinical Specialist .  I completed my MSc in Health Practice at Salford University in 1995 and developed a keen interest in educating tomorrows physiotherapists.
I joined Keele University in 2004 as a part time lecturer, and now lead and teaching on both undergraduate and post graduate modules. My specialist areas are acute respiratory deterioration and critical care. 
My current roles include vice-chair of a university ethics panel, chair of the school ethics committee and faculty lead for inter-professional education in year 3. 

Selected Publications

  • Ball VJ, Dhamelia A, Rollason E. 2018. Inter-professional learning at Keele - physiotherapy student’s perceptions. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Ball VJ, Chiu CSY, Lingeswaren L, Lian YP. 2017. Final year physiotherapy student's reliability in chest x-ray interpretation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, vol. 34(1), 54-57. doi> link> full text>
  • Kouzouna A, Gilchrist FJ, Ball V, Kyriacou T, Henderson J, Pandyan AD, Lenney W. 2016. A systematic review of early life factors which adversely affect subsequent lung function. Paediatr Respir Rev, vol. 20, 67-75. link> doi> full text>
  • Ball VJ. 2014. Beyond the cochrane abstract: what is the role for physiotherapists in adults with pneumonia. Journal of the association of physiotherapists in respiratory care.
  • Lenny W, Gilchrist F, Kouzouna A, Pandyan AD, Ball VJ. 2014. The problems and limitations of cohort studies. Breathe. doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Ball VJ, Dhamelia A, Rollason E. 2018. Inter-professional learning at Keele - physiotherapy student’s perceptions. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Ball VJ, Chiu CSY, Lingeswaren L, Lian YP. 2017. Final year physiotherapy student's reliability in chest x-ray interpretation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, vol. 34(1), 54-57. doi> link> full text>
  • Kouzouna A, Gilchrist FJ, Ball V, Kyriacou T, Henderson J, Pandyan AD, Lenney W. 2016. A systematic review of early life factors which adversely affect subsequent lung function. Paediatr Respir Rev, vol. 20, 67-75. link> doi> full text>
  • Ball VJ. 2014. Beyond the cochrane abstract: what is the role for physiotherapists in adults with pneumonia. Journal of the association of physiotherapists in respiratory care.
  • Lenny W, Gilchrist F, Kouzouna A, Pandyan AD, Ball VJ. 2014. The problems and limitations of cohort studies. Breathe. doi> full text>

Chapters

  • Ball VJ and Broad MA. 2008. Calls to the surgical ward. In Respiratory physiotherapy: an on-call survival guide 2nd Edition. Harden B, Cross J, Broad MA, Quint M, Ritson P, Thomas S (Eds.).