Cheryl Grindell is a student on the MSc in Clinical Research at ScHARR. Her background is as a physiotherapist working in the musculoskeletal outpatient department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Cheryl took the opportunity to do the NIHR bursary funded Masters in order to improve her research skills and hopefully take her career in a new direction. Cheryl hopes to continue to develop her ideas from the results of her dissertation with a view to applying for an NIHR clinical fellowship. She also intends to help facilitate members of her clinical team in developing their own research ideas relevant to the musculoskeletal physiotherapy area. From September, Cheryl will be working with members of the CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber team in Sheffield for six months doing some qualitative data analysis for a study she was involved in during her Masters research placement. The research will involve the User-Centred Healthcare Design Team. This is an opportunity that has arisen as a direct result of Cheryl completing the MSc Clinical Research course at ScHARR.
Listen to Cheryl talking to Chris Littlewood about her dissertation project: Ankle sprains: a survey of current UK physiotherapy practice