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About Kate Thompson

Kate is a senior physiotherapy lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, teaching across the BSc and MSc (pre-registration) programmes. Kate is currently studying for her PhD: a critical evaluation of pain education for pre-registration physiotherapists, which is funded by Health Education England.

Kate has worked at the University since 2008 specialising in MSK (musculoskeletal), research, and pain. Prior to this Kate worked in the NHS in Leeds in both primary and secondary care. She studied BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool, and MSc in Rehabilitation at the University of Bradford. Since working at the University Kate has also completed her PGCHE teaching qualification.

Current Teaching

Kate teaches across BSc (Hons) and MSc Pre-Registration Physiotherapy Programmes in the following subjects:

  • Research methods
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Multi-system physiology
  • Leadership in healthcare
  • Professional skills for practice

Research Interests

Kate’s research interests focus on pain education for physiotherapists, and for the wider healthcare professions. Kate is also interested in wider MSK clinical and education based research. 

Selected Publications

Journal articles (3)

Conference contributions (5)

  • Thompson C; Briggs E; Swift A (2018) Excellence in Pain Education: Evidence and Solutions for Clinical and University Education Brighton 20180501. : .
  • Thompson C (2017) Methods of evaluating pain education Birmingham 20170503. : .
  • Thompson C; Milligan J; Johnson M; Briggs M (2016) Pain education in professional health courses - a scoping review of guidelines, standards and frameworks. Liverpool 20161111. : .
  • Thompson K; Milligan J; Johnson M; Briggs M (2016) Pain education professional health courses - a scoping review Harrogate 20160510. : .
  • Thompson K; Pape H (2011) Reliability of neurological testing in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. The MRI and the Clinician. Poster Presentation Liverpool 20111007. : .
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