• Name
      Lisa Newington
    • Qualifications
      BSc(Hons), MSc
    • Role
      NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

    In 2003 Lisa completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Nottingham and worked on a research collaboration exploring parasite population dynamics.

    Lisa studied MSc Physiotherapy at King’s College London from 2004-2006, working as a Physiotherapist in the NHS on graduating. Lisa soon specialised in Hand Therapy and became involved in the British Association of Hand Therapists and is currently Chair of their Clinical Evidence Committee. Lisa still works clinically one day a month at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

    In 2012 Lisa was awarded a one-year BRC Allied Health Professional Research Training Fellowship, with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, where she developed a qualitative research project to explore researchers’ and clinicians’ views of recruiting to clinical research.

    Lisa has been involved with the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit since 2014 when she was awarded an NIHR/HEE Wessex Allied Health Professional Research Internship. Together with her supervisors, Dr Karen Walker-Bone (MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit), Prof Jo Adams (Faculty of Health Sciences) and Prof David Warwick (University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust), Lisa developed a programme of research to investigate return to work after carpal tunnel release. In 2015 Lisa won an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to complete this research as part of the Centre of Musculoskeletal Health and Work. Lisa started her PhD in January 2016 and will explore the advice currently provided by clinicians concerning return to work after carpal tunnel release; when and how patients return to work post-operatively; and whether earlier return to work is associated with poorer outcomes. This information will be used to develop evidence-based practice guidelines.