Theme leads

Each of the four themes at this year's conference has been created and developed by physio professionals working at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Here are a few details about this year's theme leads so you can say hello if you see them in Birmingham:

LEAD: Leadership Exploration, Advocacy & Development

Priya Dasoju has been a theme lead for Physiotherapy UK on a few occasions and this year, appropriately enough, has the LEAD theme. Priya qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 and works as a professional adviser at the CSP. She is interested in the multi-faceted approach of physiotherapy, especially the role prevention can play. She also has a real interest in service improvement and leadership, and has previously set up a physiotherapy service while working for the Ministry of Defence. Follow Priya on Twitter

Your service, your improvement

Sara Conroy and Ceri Sedgley are joint theme leads for the 'Your service, your improvement' strand. Sara qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 and and subsequently worked in a broad range of clinical positions. She is now a professional adviser for the CSP and is based in Scotland. She has a masters degree in public health and has completed two career fellowships for NHS Education for Scotland. Follow Sara on Twitter

Our digital movement

Rohima Begum (right)
Rohima qualified in 2011 and has held a broad number of roles across the UK as a physiotherapist, lecturer and in research. She is currently working for Parkinson's UK as the service improvement adviser for Northern Ireland. She has a special interest in digital healthcare and innovation, and how this impacts on the health service. She would like to empower and inspire clinicians to be involved in the 'digital movement'.

Raman Behl
Raman is a physiotherapist and also the CSP's professional adviser lead on health informatics. He has a particular interest in clinical informatics and the adoption of digital technologies in healthcare settings. Prior to joining the CSP, Raman worked as national clinical informatics lead for AHPs in Wales, and has experience in developing clinical standards for electronic health records and their implementation. He is currently leading the SNOMED CT subset development for CSP.

Rohima Begum and Raman Behl are joint theme leads for this strand.

Evidence matters

Dr Katherine Jones is our 'Evidence matters' theme lead for Physiotherapy UK and a research adviser for the CSP. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2008 and is passionate about translating research into practice. She has doctoral and postdoctoral experience in clinical trials, guideline development and the production of systematic reviews, with a special interest in exercise and muscle disease.


The abstract selection process and Council for AHP Research session in the Evidence matters theme has been supported by:

Katie Prangle, CAHPR support Officer
Katie works in support of the Council for AHP Research at the CSP. Katie graduated in French and Russian and has been working in administrative and project support roles since 2004. She has significant experience in charity administration, project monitoring and reporting.

Fran Fitch, research adviser
Fran is a research adviser for the CSP working with the Council for AHP Research and the Charitable Trust to provide support to those wishing to increase their research capacity and capability. Fran is a qualified physiotherapist with a special interest neurology and is passionate about research enablement. She has undertaken a post-graduate course in qualitative research methods and worked as a researcher for the University of Brighton.

Find out more

See the full programme here.