Billie Hurst (MSc, BSc) is a Lecturer in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division.
- Research Interests
- Teaching & Learning
Since completing my BSc Physiotherapy at Queens College Glasgow I have worked clinically in Newcastle upon Tyne, Singapore, Liverpool and Edinburgh. This has given me a wide experience with a specialist interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. My clinical experience includes critical care, transplant, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, plus cardiothoracic surgery. My final post as a lead therapist combined both clinical and managerial responsibilities. I continue to work in cardiorespiratory as a bank physiotherapist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I commenced as a visiting lecturer in 1999, followed by a temporary visiting lecturer position at Queen Margaret University in 2000-2006. From 2006 to present I have been a permanent part time lecturer in the physiotherapy subject area. In addition to general teaching duties on a range of modules I have been the assessment tutor for five years and the MSc Pre Registration Programme leader (joint) since January 2016.
Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:
- 1986 to date. Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (National professional body, ordinary member)
- 1986 to date. Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
I currently supervise both pre and post registration projects with a wide range of topic within cardiorespiratory.
My primary teaching area is cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. This includes all key areas within cardiorespiratory. I also have an interest in interprofessional education and service user involvement in learning and teaching. In addition I have a keen interest in assessment and have been the assessment tutor for our area for a number of years.
MSc Pre Registration physiotherapy.