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s.r.chipperfield@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473292


Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and has worked at the University of Huddersfield since 2004. Sarah trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Since graduation, Sarah has worked in a variety of clinical locations and then completed a Master of Medical Science degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 2001. Her MSc research looked into the relationship between the menstrual cycle and musculoskeletal injuries as this is her area of clinical interest. Sarah previously lectured on the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree at London Metropolitan University. Sarah has also completed a MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and has a special interest in widening access and diversity in education. Sarah is also actively involved in clinical research, where she looked into patient information following whiplash injury. Sarah also has a research and recreational interest in ballroom dancing and its benefits for physical and mental health and is now a PhD candidate in this field of research.

Research and Scholarship

Sarah is currently in the writing up period of her PhD exploring the health benefits of ballroom dancing for older adults.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Chipperfield, S (2012) ‘The effect of group diversity on learning on a university-based foundation courseJournal of Further and Higher Education , 36 (3), pp. 333-350. ISSN 0309-877X

Chipperfield, S (2012) ‘Self-preservation and the individualisation of risk in university-based foundation course studentsJournal of Further and Higher Education . ISSN 0309-877X


Chipperfield, S. and Woodcock, P. (2011) ‘‘I would have switched off if it was just government legislation’ The Simpsons and the Teaching of Public Health PolicyInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Education , 49 (4), pp. 151-155. ISSN 1463-5240


Chipperfield, S (2010) ‘Group diversity and inclusion on a university-based foundation courseRace Equality Teaching , 29 (1), pp. 35-39. ISSN 1478-8551

Chipperfield, S (2010) ‘Physios say...Move for health’. In: Healthy Education Settings: Sharing Good Practice’ Day, Yorkshire and Humber Teaching Public Health Network, 11th May 2010, Leeds, UK

Chipperfield, S (2010) ‘The Effect of Group Diversity on Learning on a University-Based Foundation Course’. In: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice: Strategies for Inclusion Conference, 18th March 2010, London, UK


Chipperfield, S. and Woodcock, P. (2009) ‘“I would have switched off if it was just government legislation.” The Simpsons and the Teaching of Public Health Policy’. In: International Association of Health Policy in Europe Conference 2009: Condition Critical - Health care, Marketising Reforms and the Media, 17th - 19 June 2009, Coventry, UK

Chipperfield, S. and Burton, A. (2009) ‘The Whiplash Trial’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield


Chipperfield, S (2007) ‘The Whiplash Trial’. In: University of Huddersfield Post Graduate Research Conference 2007, 2007, University of Huddersfield


Editorial Board Journal of Further and Higher Education 2016 onwards.

Research Degree Supervision

  • The relationship of the menstrual cycle and musculoskeletal injury.
  • Patient information for whiplash injury.
  • The effect of group diversity on the teaching and learning experience in Higher Education.
  • The teaching of public health policy to health professions students.
  • Promoting Public Health.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Physiotherapy-related subjects. Promoting exercise for health.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Ms Sarah Chipperfield


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Administrative Responsibilities

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Year 2 Tutor.
  • Physiotherapy Admissions.
  • Student Concillator.
  • Member of the School Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • Deputy Academic Integrity Officer.

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Senior Lecturer, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Year Two Tutor on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course.
  • Module Leader HFT1015 and HIT1011, HHG1000 teaching team.
  • Academic ‘Move for Health’ Champion
  • Member of the School Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Member of the Yorkshire and Humber Opening Doors to Health Professions Education Network
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Health Professions Council
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner University of Bournemouth
  • CSP Education Representative