Mrs Belinda Twissell

BSc (Physiotherapy); MSc (Advanced Healthcare Practice); PCTHE

Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Belinda Twissell


Belinda’s links with Oxford Brookes University were established in 2000 during her MSc (Advanced Healthcare Practice). She initially undertook a secondment as a physiotherapy lecturer in 2004 and remained involved as an associate lecturer until taking up a senior lecturer post in 2011.

Belinda graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She then worked at Natalspruit Hospital before moving to the UK. She has a special interest in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and developed her expertise while working at the National Spinal Injuries Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Her more recent clinical experience has been in an adult community setting and she currently works part-time as a Practice Development Allied Health Professions for the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Neurological Movement Control and Dysfunction
  • Physiotherapy Management of Long-term Conditions
  • Integrated Physiotherapy Practice
  • Specialist Physiotherapy Practice
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

Belinda's teaching interests include neurological rehabilitation, long term condition management, elderly rehabilitation in a community setting (including intermediate care and rapid response) and promoting undergraduate leadership opportunities for allied health professionals.


  • BSc Project or Dissertation in Physiotherapy
  • Pre-Registration MSc Dissertation in Physiotherapy

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (PH50393)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) (057720)
  • Member of AGILE (Chartered Physiotherapists working with Older People)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)