Staff Profile

  • 2016 – MSc Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, University College London

    2009 – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Hertfordshire

    Marian is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in the faculty of Health, Education and Society. She gained my BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2009 and went on to practice clinically within the NHS, specialising in the area of cardiorespiratory care.

    In 2014 Marian accepted her first Lecturing post at the University of Herefordshire and continued to practice clinically alongside teaching and studying for my master’s degree. In 2017 she graduated from University College London with an MSc in Advance Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills.

    Marian’s specialist area of interest and subsequent research area is pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with interstitial lung disease, this formed the main subject area for my master’s dissertation.

    Marian joined the University of Northampton in 2020 to assist in the development, running and teaching of the new pre-registration MSc programme in physiotherapy. Marian brings over 10 years’ worth of NHS experience, in both acute and community respiratory care as well as over 5 years of lecturing work to the University of Northampton.

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    2014-2019 – Lecturer/ Senior lecturer University of Hertfordshire

    As part of a small team Marian assisted in the delivery and overall learning resources for the cardiorespiratory modules across three years of undergraduate physiotherapy study. This included delivering lectures and tutorials as well practical sessions. Marian was also a module lead and involved in the monitoring of physiotherapy placements as a visiting tutor as well as being a personal tutor. Marian was also part of the team during successful revalidation of the undergraduate physiotherapy programme in 2017.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease

    Marian completed her MSc research within a National Health Service pulmonary rehabilitation class and achieved national and local ethics to complete a pilot study investigating the impact of interval training compared with usual care for health related quality of life and walk test outcome measures on patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

    Marian Hepburn (2016) Does a pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class using interval training improve exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in comparison to a usual care pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class? Speaker at JPH, IPF conference 2016

    Marian Hepburn (2017) Does a pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class using interval training improve exercise capacity and health-related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in comparison to a usual care pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance class? Poster submission

    Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care conference 2017