Following an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy, Dr Konstantinou obtained an MSc in manual therapy in 1998 and a PhD in 2002. She joined Keele in 2005 to hold a joint research and clinical post. Dr Konstantinou is a Consultant Spinal Physiotherapist and the lead of the Spinal Service at the Haywood Hospital (Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and a Senior Clinical Lecturer.

Research and scholarship

Dr Konstantinou’s interests are in trials and epidemiology, predominantly in the field of spinal musculoskeletal pain including sciatica, and in other musculoskeletal problems, and in care pathways for patients with spinal musculoskeletal pain. In 2010 she was awarded a three year NIHR CNO Clinical Lectureship for epidemiological research into sciatica, and in 2013 a five year HEFCE Senior Clinical Lectureship.


Dr Konstantinou regularly teaches medical students in clinics, and supervises PhD and MSc students.

Further information

Current member:

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Health Professions Council
  • The Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of ‘Physiotherapy Issues’, Academic Journal of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy.

Previously member of:

  • NHS England Pathfinder project for Low Back Pain and Sciatica (2013-14, update 2016-2017)
  • Arthritis Research UK (AR UK) Fellowships Implementation Committee member (2012-2016)



School of Medicine
David Weatherall building
University Road
Keele University

Tel: +44 (0) 1782 733937
Admissions enquiries:

The Clinical Education Centre
Keele University
Clinical Education Centre
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Newcastle Road
Email us:
CEC general enquires: 01782 731876