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Dr Dean Phillips PhD, MSc, MMACP

Senior Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service South Central, University of Southampton

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Dr Dean Phillips is a Senior Research Advisor at the NIHR Research Design Service South Central at the University of Southampton and continues to work clinically as a Physiotherapist in primary care.

Dean joined the RDS in October 2015 and helps provide a clinical perspective to the Research Design Service South Central team.

He has 28 years clinical experience and an advanced clinical qualification in treating musculoskeletal disorders. He has his own physiotherapy clinic based in a GP surgery in Ringwood and also works in a Health Club setting in West End, Southampton. In the past he has worked in a variety of clinical settings – a national sports council; a chronic pain centre; NHS and private hospitals; and in occupational health treating NHS staff for a local Primary Care Trust. Dean’s career has taken him abroad, working at Singapore Sports Council for two years, as well as working and undertaking postgraduate study in Western Australia for three years.

He was a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Southampton from 1995 to 2009 and remains a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton.

Dean’s PhD thesis investigated the awareness of posture and movement in people with and without low back pain. He also has a specialist research Masters qualification in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In addition to this, Dean was the Principal Investigator in a pilot-RCT investigating early physiotherapy in acute low back pain.

 

Qualifications

Phd, Physiotherapy, King’s College London, 2013

MSc (by research) in Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 1995

Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 1991

Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, Nottingham School of Physiotherapy, 1986

 

Positions held

Senior Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service South Central, University of Southampton, 2015-present

Physiotherapist, Private Practice, 1995-present

Physiotherapist on private consultancy basis, Occupational Health Department, Solent NHS Trust, 2003-2015

Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, 1995-2009

Physiotherapist, BUPA Hospital, Little Aston, 1994-1995

Manipulative Physiotherapist, Chronic Pain Centre / & in Private Physiotherapy Practice, Perth, Western Australia, 1992-1994

Physiotherapist, Singapore Sports Council 1989-1991

Physiotherapist, Southampton General Hospital, 1986-1988

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Research interests

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the awareness of posture and movement in people with and without pain.

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

Dr Dean Phillips
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Southampton General Hospital
Mailpoint 805, South Academic Block
Level C Room AC27
Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Room Number:SGH/AC27/MP805

Telephone:(023) 8120 4206
Email:D.R.Phillips@soton.ac.uk

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