Staff Profiles: Dr. Neil Artz


Staff Profile: Dr. Neil Artz
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy


Dr. Neil Artz

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Allied Health Professions

Sports Leadership, Education and Society

I joined the University in 2020 with experience of teaching in a higher education, clinical research and working as a spinal extended scope practitioner in the NHS.


After qualifying in 2002, I have worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist within the NHS, professional sport, private practice and clincial research. I have a clinical interest in spinal physiotherapy and worked as a spinal extended scope practitioner in Bristol for 5 years before moving into academia. My clinical research experience inlcudes knee arthroplasty rehabilitation and sensoriomotor control in the cervical spine.




Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy University of Southampton 2002
BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences Cardiff University 1999


Backcare Award 2010. Society of Back Pain Research. Paper entitled; Can muscle fatigue impair reflex activation of the neck muscles



Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Health Care Professions Council registered Physiotherapist

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Teaching and research


Clinical Anatomy



Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Research methods and dissertation



Undergraduate, Postgraduate


After completing a PhD in sensorimotor control in the cervical spine I contiue to have a research interest in clinical assessmnet and management of chronic neck pain and neck disorders. Additionally I have an ineterest in rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty.

External responsibilities

Clinical representative on the James Lind Alliance Revision Knee Replacement Priority Setting Partnership

Trial Steering Committee member for NIHR funded research