We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best possible user experience. Disabling these cookies may prevent our site from working efficiently. To find out more about our cookies read our privacy policy.

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


Dr Chris Boyes

Course Leader: MSc Professional Health and Social Care Programme Suite
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Chris Boyes is a Senior Lecturer and course leader for the suite of MSc programmes in Health and Social Care. He teaches and supervises research at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. He has previously been external examiner at the University of East Anglia and Oxford Brookes University (School of Health and Social Care: MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert. Rehabilitation). Chris is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research has focused on a wide range of topics including professional development in the allied health professions and the development of outcome measures in care settings.


Dr Hannah Spring

Senior Lecturer – Research and Evidence Based Practice Support, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Spring's background was as a clinical information specialist with significant experience in research, information and knowledge management in Government, NHS and academic sectors. She has over ten years teaching experience and at York St John and teaches across a broad range of health related undergraduate and postgraduate modules.  Hannah's research interests include: Information literacy and health; Systematic reviews and associated research methodologies; The impact of internet and web 2.0 technologies on learning and information behaviour; and Clinical librarianship in primary care and the allied health professions.


Dr Charilkeia Sinani

Dr Charikleia Sinani

Principal Lecturer, Head of Physiotherapy

Charikleia worked as a physiotherapist in Greece and in the National Service for several years, specializing in neurological rehabilitation particularly children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In 1999 she was awarded a Scholarship from the ‘State Foundation of Scholarships’ (Greece) to do her MSc (full-time) in Neurorehabilitation at Brunel University and her PhD (part-time, partially funded) in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder at University of Leeds. Her first teaching job was as lab teaching assistant in the Sports and Exercise Department (Leeds). In 2003 she worked as senior lecturer in Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and in 2004 she moved at Leeds Metropolitan University. In 2014 she became principal lecturer and the Head of Physiotherapy at the Faculty of health and Life Sciences at York St. John.


See all staff profiles in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences »