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    United Kingdom

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Dr Heather Gray is the Head of Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine at Glasgow Caledonian University. For seven years Heather was the programme lead for the MSc Physiotherapy suite of programmes. Before joining Glasgow Caledonian University as a lecturer, she worked for 11 years in NHS Scotland. 

She attained her BSc Physiotherapy at Queen's College, Glasgow, MSc Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, PgC Occupational Health Physiotherapy at University of East Anglia, and PgC Teaching & Learning in Higher Education at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

She was awarded her Professional Doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012 where she researched physiotherapists' assessment of work-related psychosocial risk factors in low back pain.

Heather has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles/papers. She is the European associate editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. a peer-review journal that over the past 30 years has advanced the scholarship of physical therapy education in all its dimensions by disseminating scholarly works of discovery, application, and integration.

Heather is the inaugural Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's Professional Committee, responsible to the CSP's 58,000 members for the strategic leadership of issues relating to physiotherapy education and professional practice. 

External positions

Chair of Professional Committee, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Education
  • Ergonomics
  • Psychosocial Risk Factors
  • Physiotherapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

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    A systematic review of biomechanical risk factors for the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons of the head and neck

    Maxner, A., Gray, H. & Vijendren, A., 23 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : WORK.

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    Barriers and facilitators to student physiotherapists’ use of psychological interventions in physiotherapy practice

    Higgins, R. & Gray, H., 19 Jun 2020, In : Physiotherapy. 107, e154.

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