Portrait of Mr Jonathan Flynn Mr Jonathan Flynn

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j.m.flynn@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472910


I joined the university of Huddersfield in 2004.  My current position is senior lecturer and my main role is course leader for Physiotherapy.  Prior to joining the University, I worked in the National Health Service (NHS) and the private sector as a Physiotherapist.  To maintain currency, I have undergone and continue to undergo extensive post graduate training and certification in both Physiotherapy and the fitness industry.

Research and Scholarship

I am currently working towards completing my doctoral studies.  The title of my research is, ‘the development of a spinal simulator for teaching manual therapy at the spine’.  This has involved a mixed methods approach where I have specified and developed a part task trainer and reviewed its performance with regard to a human spine.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Flynn, J. and Clough, A. (2017) ‘The management of medial recurrent patella femoral knee pain in a 'masters' runnerInternational Musculoskeletal Medicine , 38 (3-4), pp. 109-113. ISSN 1753-6146


Clough, A., Flynn, J., Home, J., Earle, F. and Clough, P. (2015) ‘WHIPLASH: The possible impact of context on diagnosisPain and Rehabilitation - the Journal of Physiotherapy Pain Association , 38, pp. 4-9. ISSN 2051-0047

Flynn, J (2015) ‘Explainer: can you cure bad posture?The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032

Flynn, J (2015) ‘Health Expert Joins in Debate on Skinny JeansHuddersfield Examiner .

Flynn, J (2015) ‘That's a wrapTrain , 17, pp. 65-67.

Flynn, J (2015) ‘What is pain?Train , 16, pp. 53-57.

Flynn, J (2015) ‘Choose the right physiotherapistTrain , 16, pp. 60-61.


Flynn, J. and Clough, A. (2014) ‘Whole upper limb strengthening in treatment of lateral epicondylopathyInternational Musculoskeletal Medicine , 36 (3), pp. 111-116. ISSN 1753-6146

Flynn, J. and Clough, A. (2014) ‘The Importance of Whole Upper Limb Strengthening in Lateral Epicondylopathy’. In: PAIN: Our ultimate challenge. First class insights from the experts SOMM Conference, Saturday 15th March 2014, London, UK


Flynn, J., Goodwin, P., Hindle, J. and Martin, L. (2013) ‘The development of a spinal simulator for physiotherapy’. In: The 6th MMU Postgraduate Research Conference 2013 ‘A celebration of interdisciplinarity’, 19th October 2013, Manchester, UK


Flynn, J (2010) ‘To Stretch or Not to Stretch’. In: Changing Perspectives: Evidence Based Practice & Clinical Implications in Musculoskeletal Therapy: Welbeing CPD 4th Annual Conference, Saturday 11th September 2010, Dublin, Ireland

Flynn, J. and Graham, J. (2010) ‘To sign or not to sign’. In: Supporting Learning in Practice SLIP Conference, 2010, University of Huddersfield

Aldous, S., Comer, C., Cox, F., Draycott, S., Flynn, K., Flynn, J., Tulwa, S., Watts, F. and Williams, L. (2010) Musculoskeletal rotation(s): Physiotherapy Band 5 skills and objectives NHS

Flynn, J (2010) ‘Applying gaming technology to healthcare student education’. In: Game to learn: bringing education to life, 2010, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland


Flynn, J. and Jones, J. (2009) An evaluation of a 6-month preceptorship scheme between the University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Primary Care Trust Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)



  • I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HCA) since 2010.

External Examining Experience

I have extensive external examiner experience;

  • Teesside University – MSc German Manual Therapy Course (2006).
  • University of Salford – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2010 – 2015.
  • University of East Anglia – MSc Physiotherapy 2016 onwards.

Professional Membership

I hold professional membership with the following organisations;

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • The Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM).
  • The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA).
  • The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport (ACPSM).
  • British Weightlifting. 

Reviewing Experience

I am a non-executive member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and a research committee member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine.  I currently act as a reviewer for the Physiotherapy Pain Association, the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and have reviewed many chapters and books for a variety of publishers. 

Community Involvement

I am active within my local community and have been and continue to be involved in charity work, my latest work involves raising funds to purchase a automated defibrillator and provide training for school children, teachers and guardians.  I am keen that my students also engage with their communities and this is something I actively engage and facilitate where possible.

Research Degree Supervision

As part of my day to day role, I supervise undergraduate and post graduate research dissertations. I am also happy to act as a special advisor on doctoral work relating to exercise, Injury and rehabilitation.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Mr Jonathan Flynn


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Enterprise Activities

I am not currently involved in enterprise activity.

Administrative Responsibilities

My current role is course leader for Physiotherapy.  We have an intake of 40-50 students and these include United Kingdom (UK) and International trainees.  My day to day role is ensuring the smooth running of the course for both students and staff as well as associated external partners.  Throughout the academic year I coordinate assessment, review (Internal and external) and revalidation as required.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I currently teach across all years of the Physiotherapy course.  I am the module leader for musculoskeletal, managing pitch line injuries and health care delivery.  I also teach and assist on other modules within and associated with the course.

Outside of the Physiotherapy course I am involved in providing short continual professional development training, mentoring and supervision.