Lecturer

Division: Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Billie Hurst (MSc, BSc) is a Lecturer in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division.

  • Overview
  • 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.

Research Methods:

  • Quantitative

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. 

Program Leader:

MSc Pre Registration physiotherapy

Teaching:

UG year 2

  • P2137 Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

UG year 4

  • P4134 interprofessional education
  • P4120 Honours project

Pre Registration year 1

  • PM075 professional studies

Pre Registration year 2

  • PM079 cardiorespiratory physiotherapy management
  • PM048 dissertation

PG

  • PM086 Advancing clinical skills