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Mrs Joanna Kileff MSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, PCAP

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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Jo Kileff has been a Lecturer in Physiotherapy within Health Sciences, University of Southampton since September 2003 and Practise Academic Liaison Lead for the Physiotherapy Programme since September 2013.

She is the neurology stream lead in the Physiotherapy programme and is responsible for organizing and delivering the neurology programme across the BSc and MSc (accel) course.



How much of the decrease in function seen following a neurological event is down to disuse? And can we help this?


Jo’s clinical and published expertise is in neurology, particularly specializing in multiple sclerosis, stroke and ME. She still works clinically and enjoys integrating her clinical skills within the teaching environment. Jo has been involved with designing video resources to aid with teaching, and to help the students practice skills with case studies.

Jo has been involved with some research looking at fatigue management in MS, she has been involved on a project looking at expert patients as teachers, and is very interested in the effects of deconditioning and its effects on physical function following neurological insult.

Jo is the physiotherapy link with Practise and liaises with clinical supervisors to ensure they are appropriately skilled to take the students on placement and to keep a good breadth of experiences for the students. She arranges appropriate training, has regular meetings with supervisors and placement coordinators, and tries to ensure all students are suitably placed to ensure hey have a broad clinical portfolio when qualifying.




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Jo is the lead for the neurology strand of the physiotherapy course. In this role, she tries to ensure a smooth transition through the course, building on clinical and research skills as students progress through the programme.


Jo teaches some neuro clinical skills in year 1 and 2, and coordinates the integrated clinical management and complex clinical management modules for BSc and MSc (accel) courses in year 2 and 3.



  • Collaborative module coordination particularly for neurology
  • Involved in integration of neurology through foundation stages
  • Interprofessional learning: involvement in IPLU across University of Southampton




Mrs Joanna Kileff
Health Sciences, Building 67, University of Southampton, Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ
Room Number: 67/E3003

Room Number : 67/E3003

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