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Biography

Cath Sackley is Head of Physiotherapy, Professor of Rehabilitation and Head of the Department of Population Health Sciences.

She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and trialist who specialises in the evaluation of complex and behavioural interventions. Her research focuses on the problems experienced by older people and people with stroke and neurological disease living in the community.

Her team works closely with older people and her work has informed clinical practice, particularly for the residents of care homes. It covers common daily problems, such as incontinence, diffculties with mobility and other activities of daily living. The group has supported research capacity development within the NHS and Cath has supervised over twenty-five training awards for Allied Health Professionals.