Staff Profile

  • Alex is a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the faculty of Health, Education and Society. Alex earned his First-class BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of West Attica in Athens, Greece, in 2015 and his MSc in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation from University College London in 2016.

    He has worked in outpatient clinics in Athens, Greece, as an army medic and physiotherapist with the Hellenic forces in Cyprus and in a private physiotherapy practice in Athens, managing a range of musculoskeletal and neurological pathologies and conditions.

    In 2017, he moved to the U.K. and was employed at Kettering General Hospital where he completed clinical rotations in various specialties, namely, urgent care and A&E, acute medical wards, orthopaedic & trauma, endocrine, frailty, care of the elderly and intensive care & respiratory wards.

    Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy became a focus around this time and particularly around the first waves of the COVID pandemic, and in 2021 he began working with the University of Northampton in preparation for assuming the role of the cardiorespiratory module leader in the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) programme.

    He enjoys working with students to develop their clinical reasoning skills by considering the human body and mind, in full context of its complex interactions with the physical and social environment. He brings an appreciation of complexity in healthcare and a forward-thinking approach to problem solving, with an emphasis on acute healthcare and management of the critically unwell patient, simulation training and digitally enabled learning methods.

    Other interests include hiking, climbing, big dog walks with his Welsh Corgi, video & tabletop games, and he would like to think, gardening. He is also a PADI Rescue Diver and working towards a Fellowship Accreditation in Higher Education.

  • Module Leader for the Evidence-Based Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and the Managing Complexity Throughout the Lifetime modules.

  • MSc Dissertation: Internal & external rotation of the shoulder joint in varying levels of externally supported movement of the shoulder: An exploration into strength and activation patterns of the rotator cuff and surrounding shoulder musculature in the healthy subject.