- June 2012–present: Susan Pattison Neurological Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
- Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of adults & children living with neurological conditions
- Jan 2012–present: Bollington Stroke Survivors Club
- March 2012–present Athlete’s Angels
Experienced Healthcare Communications Freelancer taking on writing and editorial projects.
- Jan 2010–present: Editorial Freelance Work
- Account management and editorial and writing projects for medical communications agencies; recent projects in osteoporosis, orthopaedics, hip and knee replacements, diabetes and mental health
- May 2004–Dec 2009: AS&K Mercury Healthcare Communications – Deputy Editorial Director
- Responsibility for, and line management of, two editorial teams in a well established medical communications agency; providing account direction and quality assurance; maintaining client, company and departmental policy and best practice
- July 2002–April 2004: Ashley Publications Ltd – Production/Commissioning Editor
- Managing the peer-reviewed journal Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
2010–2012 – University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) – Distinction
Clinical Placements completed:
- June 2010 Orthopaedics: Elderly Trauma, Elective surgery 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
- August 2010 Neurology: Acute Stroke 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
- November 2010 Paediatrics: Community and Inpatient 6 weeks at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
- April 2011 Respiratory: Surgical High Care Unit 6 weeks at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
- August 2011 Musculoskeletal: Outpatients Department 6 weeks at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
1998–2002 – University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 2(i)
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; membership number: 090358
- Health Professions Council; registration number: PH 98511
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN); membership number: 9733
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSM); membership number: 13440
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- Aird L, et al. Quadriceps muscle elasticity, tone and stiffness in older males: Reliability and symmetry using the MyotonPRO. Arch Gerontol Geriatr (In Press) 2012.
- Aird L, et al. Quadriceps muscle elasticity, tone and stiffness in older males: Reliability and symmetry using the MyotonPRO. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Physiotherapy 2012; Liverpool, October 2012.
- Agyapong-Badu, S., Aird, L., Bailey, L., Mooney, K., Mullix, J., Warner, M., Samuel, D. and Stokes, M., 2011. Inter-rater reliability of measuring skeletal muscle viscoelastic properties using the MyotonPRO device. Clin. Biomechan. (article in preparation).
- Hammond LC, et al. Chronic hypoxia up-regulates expression of adenosine A1 receptors in DDT1-MF2 cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2004;67:421–6.
Jan 2011–present: www.physio-pedia.com
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