Lecturer in Motor Control and Human Movement with Physiotherapy/Allied Health Education

London (Greater)
£48,737 - £57,353 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
13 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences, which is led by Professor Mathias Gautel, comprises five departments with a wide range of expertise and interests.  Using a bench to bedside approach, the School aims to answer fundamental questions about biology in health and disease and apply this to the development of new and innovative clinical practise, alongside providing a rigorous academic programme for students.
About the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences   


The Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) has a focus on fundamental questions regarding human physiological function and adaptation in health and disease and occupies an important nexus between basic biomedical sciences, clinical and applied research.  It comprises four interlinking research groupings operating under an overarching strategy focused on furthering understanding of integrative human physiology. Our research encompasses a unique stem cell through to whole body systems approaches which is aimed at gaining insight into factors affecting human health, disease, biological ageing and exercise, as well as performance in the aerospace environment.  

The post will be embedded in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment, where 75% of research is rated 4*/“world leading” (REF2021).  


 The appointee will join an interactive group of investigators with expertise across a whole range of across our research groupings: Respiratory Physiology & Medicine, Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle: Form & Function, Neural Control of Human Movement, and Aerospace Physiology & Medicine.  


CHAPS is committed to integrative and translational research which is facilitated by collaborations with other research groupings within King’s College London, King’s Health Partners, industry and the military.  

Our critical mass of expertise supports a portfolio of unique research-led postgraduate courses and doctoral opportunities. To see these opportunities, visit our study page.  


The post will be affiliated with the teaching department of Physiotherapy which is responsible for the delivery of BSc Physiotherapy and the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration). The post-holder will join a team that includes expert educators to provide research-enhanced physiotherapy teaching and assessment that prepares graduates for effective working and leadership in the changing health and social care environment.  Following recent curriculum development, both pre-registration programmes are innovative and embed strategic goals of King’s education strategy aligned to Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) new standards of proficiency including: inclusive education, leadership learning, digital health and addressing health inequalities and health promotion.  




Researchers within the physiotherapy department collaborate widely with academic staff in other Schools and lead a research group for Rehabilitation and Health that utilises a variety of methodologies including epidemiology and informatics, clinical trials and mixed-methods approaches for evaluating health and healthcare interventions in people living with long term conditions. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

•         Responsible to Head of Department, Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences and for teaching to the Head of Department, Physiotherapy 



•         Publication of high impact research papers that contribute to the Faculty’s research and which are returnable for the next REF (at 3*/4* levels).  

•         Secure research funding through peer reviewed grant applications and/or industrial collaborations as PI to support an extensive programme of research within the broad discipline of motor control and human movement. 

•         Develop and lead an internationally competitive and recognised research group. 

•         Develop and strengthen links with other scientists in the appointee's area of expertise and with external bodies to promote research and to secure funding. 

•         Lead on or contribute to development of a collaborative research strategy with the object of obtaining major research funding. 



•         Primarily to contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching of physiotherapy.  

•         Supervise and train research students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

•         Assist with setting and marking examinations, as required.  

•         Act as a module lead and coordinator. 

•         Attend examiners' meetings as required. 

•         Develop and deliver innovative teaching and learning methodologies. 



•         Carry out teaching, student support and/or research administrative duties as required. 

•         Serve as a member of departmental school committees as appropriate. 

•         Take on responsibility for a key Departmental, School or Faculty function (e.g. programme advisor, senior tutor, PGR coordinator). 


Professional activities

•         Presenting at international meetings and organizing national symposia. 

•         Reviewing articles for high impact journals and grants for funding organisations. 

•         The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience  Essential criteria

1.       Qualified (UK) physiotherapist, or similar allied health professional 

2.       Higher Degree (PhD degree obtained) 

3.       Experience in the general field of motor control and human movement 

4.       Track record of publications in high impact journals commensurate with experience  

5.       Record of attracting peer reviewed research grant funding commensurate with experience 

6.       Experience in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels to healthcare students 

7.       Ability to work well as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team and to share and encourage good practice 

8.       The ability to take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking own work, according to deadlines 

9.       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Desirable criteria

1.       Experience in supervising and developing research students and/or research staff. 

2.       Professional registration (eg HCPC) 

3.       Experience or knowledge of contemporary healthcare  

4.       Experience of programme development 

5.       Fellow of Higher Education Academy