Heather Gray


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    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. 

Heather is the inaugural Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's Professional Committee, responsible to the CSP's 60,000 members for the strategic leadership of issues relating to physiotherapy education and professional practice. 

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.

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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