Catherine Thompson, Senior Lecturer

Catherine Thompson

Senior Lecturer

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. 

Catherine Thompson, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Thompson C; Briggs E; Swift A (2018) Excellence in Pain Education: Evidence and Solutions for Clinical and University Education. In: British Pain Society ASM 2018, 1 May 2018 - 2 May 2018, Brighton.

  • Thompson C (2017) Methods of evaluating pain education. In: 2017 ASM - BIRMINGHAM 50th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting, 3 May 2017 - 5 May 2017, Birmingham.

  • Thompson C; Milligan J; Johnson M; Briggs M (2016) Pain education in professional health courses – a scoping review of guidelines, standards and frameworks. In: The 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT), 11 November 2016 - 12 November 2016, Liverpool.

  • Thompson K; Milligan J; Johnson M; Briggs M (2016) Pain education professional health courses - a scoping review. In: British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 10 May 2016 - 12 May 2016, Harrogate.

  • Thompson K; Pape H (2011) Reliability of neurological testing in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. The MRI and the Clinician. Poster Presentation. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, 7 October 2011 - 8 March 2014, Liverpool.

  • Naushutz F; Thompson K (2011) The Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review. Poster Presentation. In: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, 7 October 2011 - 8 October 2011, Liverpool.