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Michael McCluskey

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Keele University

I have extensive experience in Physiotherapy practice having spent 7 years working in the NHS and private practice specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a special interest in Exercise Medicine. I am an ACPSEM Silver Level Certified Physiotherapist and have provided care for amateur and professional athletes of all ages, in a variety of team and individual sports.

I have worked in academia since 2014 at the University of Gloucestershire and Keele University as a fellow of the HEA. This has given me the opportunity to teach on Sports Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging, and Physiotherapy undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I have also taught short courses for Allied Health Professions.

I have significant experience in: innovative approaches to teaching and learning, course leadership, module development, leadership, delivery and assessment across all levels of HE, curriculum development and validation of HCPC/CSP approved programmes, student recruitment and retention, providing student support and guidance on academic, personal, health, conduct and clinical matters, mentoring staff members new to academia, and supporting research at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

As an early career researcher, I am a doctoral candidate evaluating the effect of the healthy behaviours in primary school children, collaborating with local councils, schools, international research institutions on a program of study that aims to positively influence the delivery of, and policy informing, physical activity provision in schools and the community.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Keele University