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Wendy Hood

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

I joined Northumbria University as a lecturer practitioner in 2002 after returning from a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) placement in Russia.

The clinical part of my job was developing and running a Rheumatology Physiotherapy service.  The lecturing part of the job involved developing and delivering a post-graduate course in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation for Russian medical staff in partnership with the Urals State Medical Academy after winning a Department for International Development (DfID) grant, as well as teaching on the Physiotherapy degree programmes at Northumbria University 

In 2007 I transferred to a full time senior lecturer post, with programme leadership responsibility for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Sciences programme in Malaysia, which I held until reducing my working hours in 2013.

I have had 15 years of clinical experience across a range of different specialities but my main area of clinical interest is Rheumatology.

Wendy Hood

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus East (Room H011)
Newcastle Upon Tyne


  • Academic Studies in Education MA July 02 2012
  • Other Courses PCAP September 01 2002
  • Other Courses MPhil September 01 1993
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) September 01 1989
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Can eyes cause neck pain?, Hood, W., Hood, M. 9 Nov 2016, In: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Ocular Torticollis - A pain in the neck?, Hood, W., Hood, M. 5 May 2015, In: Optometry in Practice
  • Service user and carer involvement in physiotherapy practice, education and research: getting involved for a change, Jones, D., Stephens, J., Innes, W., Rochester, L., Ashburn, A., Stack, E. Mar 2009, In: New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy


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