MACP Chair , Dr Nicola Heneghan Phd, MSc, MMACP
Dr Nicola Heneghan is a Lecturer/Researcher in the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, University of Birmingham.
After qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 1988 she worked in a range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy settings and locations including Canada and South America. Settling back in the UK she set up and ran a private practice in the Lake District before completing a MSc at University College London in 1998. Having taught in a number of UK universities in her specialist field of thoracic spine dysfunction Nicola then took up a full time academic appointment at the University of Birmingham in 2004, leading the MSc/PgD Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy from 2009.
Nicola's current role involves leading the MSc/PgD Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy as well as contributing to a number of other postgraduate programme and supervising postgraduate students (PhD, MRes, MSc). Her own research is focused to musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specifically thoracic spine dysfunction; a topic she has lectured widely on. As well contributing to the new Grieve's Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4th Edition, she has >40 peer reviewed publications and grant income >£250K. As part of her academic role she reviews articles submitted for publication peer reviewed journals, grant applications and submissions to conferences such as WCPT and IFOMPT.
Nicola has been active within the MACP for a number of years, most recently as Education Lead, coordinating national monitoring of education routes leading to MACP membership. She is also the alternate MO delegate for IFOMPT.
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