APCP is delighted to announce that Professor Eleanor Main has accepted an invitation to become APCP's second Honorary President in 2020 following the recent retirement of Eva Bower.
Eleanor Main has been involved with clinical physiotherapy, teaching and research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Institute of Child Health in University College London for almost 24 years. She qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1988) and worked as a paediatric physiotherapist at both the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town and then Great Ormond Street Hospital. She completed a BA (English & Psychology) at UNISA in South Africa (1991), an MSc in research methods from Kings College, London (1995) and a PhD in paediatric respiratory physiology from University College London (2001).
She was appointed as Lecturer in children's physiotherapy research at UCL in 2001, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and Professor of Physiotherapy in 2015. She has been programme director for the UCL postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Physiotherapy at UCL since 2005, and has successfully supervised 5 PhD students and over 80 MSc project dissertations to date. In 2011 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in London for ‘significant contribution to education, teaching and learning in the field of cardiorespiratory and paediatric physiotherapy’. Eleanor’s primary research interests relate to outcome measurement and clinical efficacy studies in physiotherapy. This research, resulting in more than 80 peer reviewed publications, and attracting over £2,700,000 in project grant funding so far, has resulted in substantive advances in the understanding of assessment and treatment of children who require
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