Biography

Annette is a physiotherapist and Senior Research Fellow who has worked at Keele University since 2003, following 20 years as a clinical research physiotherapist. Her first post at Keele was a research physiotherapist and following completion of her PhD, investigating the role of health care practitioner attitudes and beliefs on their clinical practice, she was a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Fellow in Muscuoloskeletal Intervention Studies.  

Annette has served on a number of committees and has held roles within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is currently a member of the CSP's Primary Care Reference panel. 

Annette is a member of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit West Midlands Regiona Advisory Panel and associate editor of the primary physiotherapy journal in the UK, 'Physiotherapy'. 

Research and scholarship

Annette leads the Health Services and Outcomes research group within the Research Institute, bringing together staff and PhD students whose work focusses on, or includes, this topic. The research group has been particularly active in generating new PhD proposals and supporting new PhD students. 

Annette lead the RI's research portfolio in health services research and specifically the role of inter-disciplinary working in primary and community care. She has recently been awarded a £210,000 grant from Arthritis Research UK to continue this research. 

In addition, she has extensive experience of large clinical studies and has contributed to the successful delivery of large pragmatic clinical trials in physiotherapy telephone assessment and advice (PhysioDirect trial) and vocational advice in primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (SWAP) trial.

Annette lead the first phase of a feasibility and pilot trial investigating acupuncture for pregnancy related back pain (EASE Back study) and was the principal investigator for a large pilot trial of patient direct access to physiotherapy in the NHS (STEMS trial). 

Teaching

  • Supervision of MSc and PhD students.
  • Year 3 medical students: Student selected component 'Research, what every doctor need to know'. Co-lead. 
  • Year 1 medical students: Randomised controlled trials - small group facilitation. 

Selected Publications

  • Wood L, Bishop A, Lewis AM, Hayden JA, Smeets RJEM, Bronfort G, Foster NE. 2021. Treatment targets of exercise for persistent non-specific low back pain: a consensus study. Physiotherapy. doi> link> full text>
  • Taylor S and Bishop A. 2021. Response to Letter to the Editor re Patient and public beliefs about the role of imaging in the management of non-specific low back pain: a scoping review. Physiotherapy, 92, vol. 110. link> doi>
  • Yang M, Bishop A, Sussex J, Roland M, Jowett S, Wilson ECF. 2021. Economic evaluation of patient direct access to NHS physiotherapy services. Physiotherapy. link> doi>
  • Sarigiovannis P, Jowett S, Saunders B, Corp N, Bishop A. 2020. Delegation by Allied Health Professionals to Allied Health Assistants: a mixed methods systematic review. Physiotherapy. doi>
  • Babatunde OO, Bishop A, Cottrell E, Jordan JL, Corp N, Humphries K, Hadley-Barrows T, Huntley AL, van der Windt DA. 2020. A systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-medical triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. PLoS One, e0235364, vol. 15(7). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Wood L, Bishop A, Lewis AM, Hayden JA, Smeets RJEM, Bronfort G, Foster NE. 2021. Treatment targets of exercise for persistent non-specific low back pain: a consensus study. Physiotherapy. doi> link> full text>
  • Taylor S and Bishop A. 2021. Response to Letter to the Editor re Patient and public beliefs about the role of imaging in the management of non-specific low back pain: a scoping review. Physiotherapy, 92, vol. 110. link> doi>
  • Yang M, Bishop A, Sussex J, Roland M, Jowett S, Wilson ECF. 2021. Economic evaluation of patient direct access to NHS physiotherapy services. Physiotherapy. link> doi>
  • Sarigiovannis P, Jowett S, Saunders B, Corp N, Bishop A. 2020. Delegation by Allied Health Professionals to Allied Health Assistants: a mixed methods systematic review. Physiotherapy. doi>
  • Babatunde OO, Bishop A, Cottrell E, Jordan JL, Corp N, Humphries K, Hadley-Barrows T, Huntley AL, van der Windt DA. 2020. A systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-medical triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. PLoS One, e0235364, vol. 15(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Wood L, Foster NE, Lewis M, Bishop A. 2021. Exercise Interventions for Persistent Non-Specific Low Back Pain - Does Matching Outcomes to Treatment Targets Make a Difference? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain, 107-126, vol. 22(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Chen Y, Protheroe J, Ogollah RO, Bailey J, Lewis M, Jordan K, Foster NE. 2020. Providing patients with direct access to musculoskeletal physiotherapy: the impact on general practice musculoskeletal workload and resource use. The STEMS-2 study. Physiotherapy. link> doi> full text>
  • Sarigiovannis P, Bradbury H, Bishop A. 2020. The development and evaluation of a data calculator to facilitate the introduction and use of a standardized outcome measure (Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire). Musculoskeletal Care. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Burgess R, Hall J, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2020. Costing Methodology and Key Drivers of Health Care Costs Within Economic Analyses in Musculoskeletal Community and Primary Care Services: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Prim Care Community Health, 2150132719899763, vol. 11. link> doi> full text>
  • Burgess R, Mansell G, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2020. Predictors of functional outcome in musculoskeletal healthcare: An umbrella review. Eur J Pain, 51-70, vol. 24(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Taylor S and Bishop A. 2020. Patient and public beliefs about the role of imaging in the management of non-specific low back pain: a scoping review. Physiotherapy, 224-233, vol. 107. link> doi>
  • Ogollah R, Bishop A, Lewis M, Grotle M, Foster NE. 2019. Responsiveness and Minimal Important Change for Pain and Disability Outcome Measures in Pregnancy-Related Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain. Phys Ther, 1551-1561, vol. 99(11). link> doi> full text>
  • Burgess R, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2019. Models used for case-mix adjustment of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in musculoskeletal healthcare: A systematic review of the literature. Physiotherapy, 137-146, vol. 105(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Chiarotto A, Bishop A, Foster NE, Duncan K, Afolabi E, Ostelo RW, Paap MCS. 2018. Item response theory evaluation of the biomedical scale of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale. PLoS One, e0202539, vol. 13(9). link> doi> full text>
  • Draper-Rodi J, Vogel S, Bishop A. 2018. Design and development of an e-learning programme: An illustrative commentary. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, 36-40, vol. 29. link> doi>
  • Draper-Rodi J, Vogel S, Bishop A. 2018. Identification of prognostic factors and assessment methods on the evaluation of non-specific low back pain in a biopsychosocial environment: A scoping review. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, 25-34, vol. 30. link> doi> full text>
  • Bailey D, Holden M, Foster N, Quicke J, Haywood K, Bishop A. 2018. Defining adherence to therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> link> full text>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Artus M, Bishop A, Lawton SA, Lewis M, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Main C, Sowden G, Wathall S, Burton AK, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Foster NE, SWAP Study Team. 2018. Effectiveness and costs of a vocational advice service to improve work outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care: a cluster randomised trial (SWAP trial ISRCTN 52269669). Pain, 128-138, vol. 159(1). link> doi> link> full text>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah RO, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Tooth S, Protheroe J, Hay EM, Salisbury C, Foster NE, STEMS study team. 2017. STEMS pilot trial: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the addition of patient direct access to physiotherapy to usual GP-led primary care for adults with musculoskeletal pain. BMJ Open, e012987, vol. 7(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, 72, vol. 2. link> doi> full text>
  • Duncan K, Bishop A, Foster NE. 2016. Development of a new conceptual framework for the biopsychosocial clinical approach using concept mapping methodology. Manual Therapy, e51-e52, vol. 25. doi>
  • Draper-Rodi J, Vogel S, Bishop A. 2016. Impact of an e-learning programme on the biopsychosocial model for non-specific low-back pain on experience osteopaths' attitudes to back pain: A mixed-methods study. Manual Therapy, e167-e168, vol. 25. doi>
  • Bartlam B, Waterfield J, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Ismail KM, Kettle C, Foster NE. 2018. The Role of Qualitative Research in Clinical Trial Development: The EASE Back Study. JOURNAL OF MIXED METHODS RESEARCH, 325-343, vol. 12(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Bartlam B, Ogollah R, Barlas P, Holden M, Ismail K, Jowett S, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Waterfield J, Young J. 2016. Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial. Health Technol Assess, 1-236, vol. 20(33). link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Holden MA, Ogollah RO, Foster NE, EASE Back Study Team. 2016. Current management of pregnancy-related low back pain: a national cross-sectional survey of U.K. physiotherapists. Physiotherapy, 78-85, vol. 102(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Clarson LE, Nicholl BI, Bishop A, Daniel R, Mallen CD. 2016. Discussing prognosis with patients with osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional survey in general practice. Clin Rheumatol, 1011-1017, vol. 35(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Waterfield J, Bartlam B, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Foster NE. 2015. Physical Therapists' Views and Experiences of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain and the Role of Acupuncture: Qualitative Exploration. Phys Ther, 1234-1243, vol. 95(9). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Tooth S, Protheroe J, Salisbury C, Ogollah RO, Jowett S, Hay EM, Foster NE, STEMS study team. 2015. A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the addition of direct access to physiotherapy to usual GP-led primary care for adults with musculoskeletal pain: the STEMS pilot trial protocol (ISRCTN23378642). Pilot Feasibility Stud, 26, vol. 1. link> doi> full text>
  • Hartley H, Pizer B, Lane S, Sneade C, Pratt R, Bishop A, Kumar R. 2015. Inter-rater reliability and validity of two ataxia rating scales in children with brain tumours. Childs Nerv Syst, 693-697, vol. 31(5). link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, Kaur S, Coast J, Hall J, Grove S, Foster NE. 2014. Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Br J Sports Med, 1391, vol. 48(18). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE, SWAP study team. 2014. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 232, vol. 15. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, van der Windt D, Ong BN, Bishop A, Cowen J, Artus M, Sanders T. 2014. Perceptions of health professionals towards the management of back pain in the context of work: a qualitative study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 210, vol. 15. link> doi>
  • Hollinghurst S, Coast J, Busby J, Bishop A, Foster NE, Franchini A, Grove S, Hall J, Hopper C, Kaur S, Montgomery AA, Salisbury C. 2013. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: economic evaluation. BMJ OPEN, Article ARTN e003406, vol. 3(10). link> doi> full text>
  • Campbell P, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2013. Conceptual overlap of psychological constructs in low back pain. Pain, 1783-1791, vol. 154(9). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Croft P. 2013. SAPC hot topic: is it a dangerous idea to make physiotherapists the gatekeepers of frontline primary care for all patients with musculoskeletal problems?. Prim Health Care Res Dev, 413-415, vol. 14(4). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Gamlin J, Hall J, Hopper C, Foster NE. 2013. PhysioDirect: supporting physiotherapists to deliver telephone assessment and advice services within the context of a randomised trial. Physiotherapy, 113-118, vol. 99(2). link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, Kaur S, Coast J, Hall J, Grove S, Foster NE. 2013. A prgmatic randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems. BMJ: British Medical Journal. doi>
  • Sanders T, Foster NE, Bishop A, Ong BN. 2013. Biopsychosocial care and the physiotherapy encounter: physiotherapists' accounts of back pain consultations. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 65, vol. 14. link> doi>
  • Salisbury C, Montgomery AA, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Bishop A, Franchini A, Kaur S, Coast J, Hall J, Grove S, Foster NE. 2013. Effectiveness of PhysioDirect telephone assessment and advice services for patients with musculoskeletal problems: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, Article ARTN f43, vol. 346. link> doi>
  • Clarson LE, Nicholl BI, Bishop A, Edwards JJ, Daniel R, Mallen CD. 2013. Monitoring Osteoarthritis: A Cross-sectional Survey in General Practice. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord, 85-91, vol. 6. link> doi> full text>
  • Clarson LE, Nicholl BI, Bishop A, Edwards J, Daniel R, Mallen C. 2013. Should there be a Quality and Outcomes Framework domain for osteoarthritis? A cross-sectional survey in general practice. Qual Prim Care, 97-103, vol. 21(2). link>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Hopper C, Bishop A, Hollinghurst S, Coast J, Kaur S, Pearson J, Franchini A, Hall J, Grove S, Calnan M, Busby J, Montgomery AA. 2013. Structure of this report. HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, Article ARTN 2, vol. 17(2). link> doi>
  • Muller S, Wynne-Jones G, Daniel R, Creavin ST, Bishop A, Mallen CD. 2012. There is no association between a measure of clinical care and the response rate of GPs to postal surveys: a methodological study. Eur J Gen Pract, 154-158, vol. 18(3). link> doi>
  • Hendrick P, Mani R, Bishop A, Milosavljevic S, Schneiders AG. 2012. Therapist Knowlegde, adherence and use of low back pain guidelines to inform clinical decisions - A national survey of manipulative and sports physiotherapists in New Zealand. doi>
  • Foster NE, Dunn KM, Bishop A, Main CJ. 2010. Response to letter by Roelofs et al. Pain, 208-209, vol. 150(1). doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2010. Distinctiveness of psychological obstacles to recovery in low back pain patients in primary care. Pain, 398-406, vol. 148(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A. 2010. Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (PABS). Journal of Physiotherapy, 279, vol. 56(4). doi>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Bishop A, Calnan M, Coast J, Hall J, Hay E, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Grove S, Kaur S, Montgomery A. 2009. 'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for physiotherapy: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, Article ARTN 136, vol. 9. link> doi> full text>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Thomas E, Main C, Horne R, Weinman J, Hay E. 2008. Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: what are they, do they change and are they associated with outcome?. Pain, 177-187, vol. 136(1-2). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Foster NE, Thomas E, Hay EM. 2008. How does the self-reported clinical management of patients with low back pain relate to the attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners? A survey of UK general practitioners and physiotherapists. Pain, 187-195, vol. 135(1-2). link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2007. Health care practitioners' attitudes and beliefs about low back pain: a systematic search and critical review of available measurement tools. Pain, 91-101, vol. 132(1-2). link> doi>
  • May S, Littlewood C, Bishop A. 2006. Reliability of procedures used in the physical examination of non-specific low back pain: A systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 91-102, vol. 52(2). doi>
  • Bishop A and Foster NE. 2005. Do physical therapists in the United kingdom recognize psychosocial factors in patients with acute low back pain?. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 1316-1322, vol. 30(11). link> doi>

Other

  • Bailey DL, Holden MA, Foster NE, Quicke JG, Haywood KL, Bishop A. 2020. Defining adherence to therapeutic exercise for musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med (pp. 326-331, vol. 54). link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Artus M, Bishop A, Lawton SA, Lewis M, Main C, Sowden G, Wathall S, Burton K, van der Windt D, Hay EM, Beardmore R, Foster N. 2016. DOES THE ADDITION OF A VOCATIONAL ADVICE SERVICE TO BEST CURRENT PRIMARY CARE IMPROVE WORK OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN? THE STUDY OF WORK AND PAIN (SWAP) CLUSTER RANDOMIZED TRIAL (ISRCTN 52269669). RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 50, vol. 55). link>
  • Bishop A, Holden M, Ogollah R, Foster NE. 2014. UK-BASED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS' CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCY-RELATED BACK PAIN: A NATIONAL SURVEY. RHEUMATOLOGY (pp. 123-124, vol. 53). link>
  • Salisbury C, Foster NE, Bishop A, Coast J, Franchini A, Hall J, Hollinghurst S, Hopper C, Grove S, Kaur S, Montgomery A. 2012. THE MRC PHYSIODIRECT TRIAL: A PRAGMATIC RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF PHYSIODIRECT TELEPHONE ASSESSMENT AND ADVICE SERVICES VERSUS USUAL CARE FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 36, vol. 51). link>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Thomas E, Main C, Horne R, Weinman J, Hay EM. 2007. Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: Are they associated with outcome?. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. I10, vol. 46). link>
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