Staff Profiles: Adrian Bevan

Adrian Bevan

Staff Profile: Adrian Bevan
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Adrian Bevan

Adrian Bevan

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Allied Health Professions

I have wide ranging NHS experience in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy latterly working as a NHS Physiotherapy Team Lead and also Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioner.

Biography

After specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I have latterly been working in Gloucestershire for 25 years for both of the main NHS providers. I have wide ranging experience in the field both working as a Physiotherapy Team Lead in various locations and in extended scope practice as a Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioner.

My work in extended scope practice was exceptionally interesting and varied and I gained wide experience in the management of complex musculoskeletal cases. Clinical reasoning skills were an essential part of working in such services and I am keen to assist students in developing such skills and also ensuring their ability to manage patients in a truly patient centred and holistic manner.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Cardiff University 2003

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

HCPC registered

Teaching and research

Teaching

On the new undergraduate programme I am the module lead for Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics and contribute to other modules pertaining to Physiotherapy Practice.

Level

Undergraduate

Research

I have a proven interest in the interface between undergraduate education and professional practice. I have a special interest into the methods by which healthcare providers best nurture and empower new entrants into practice and the pitfalls that must be overcome ensuring a smooth transition from education to practice.

External responsibilities

I work on a voluntary capacity with the South Wales based charity Our Chartist Heritage. This charity celebrates the history and heritage of the Chartist Movement and other democracy and suffrage movements and aims to bring these to a wider audience.