International Academic Moderator


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Georgia Tarfali is an International Moderator for Physiotherapy in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography.

I have been a clinical physiotherapist since 2006 mainly involved in rehabilitation and human movement field. In 2014 I completed a MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Strathclyde University where I am still holding a research post based on the Human Performance Lab at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. I am currently working towards my PhD in balance control and human movement in older people. Recently, I gained a PgCert in Higher Education from Strathclyde University. I also hold a post in the private sector as MSK physiotherapist applying manual therapy techniques and prescribing exercises based on clinical Pilates. I am a qualified clinical Pilates instructor and I possess theoretical and practical skills in acupuncture accredited by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Through my career I have acquired valuable skills that enable me to develop a very good understanding of the issues and challenges of physical therapy. My aspirations are to continue developing my career in both the clinical and research aspects of human movement, biomechanics and MSK medicine as well as to support the learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students to reach their full potential of knowledge and understanding of physical therapy and human movement science. Currently, I am an Academic Moderator for the International collaborative partnerships of Queen Margaret University.

Affiliations/ Memberships to other Organisations:

  • Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (AACP)
  • Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS)
  • Later Life Training membership (LLTR)

Research/ KE Centres:

  • Research Physiotherapist at Clinical Research Facilities (CRF) at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Professional Social Media:

I have been involved in many innovative clinical trials regarding Total Knee Replacement (e.g TRUCK) and a variety of research projects in the field of gait analysis and rehabilitation engineering (e.g RESOA). I am interested in how different pathologies as well as aging affect the way people move and the compensatory adaptions they develop. I collaborate with engineers in an interdisciplinary manner to promote health and rehabilitation with the use of current technology or to develop new innovative technologies which would facilitate the quality of human living.

Active Research Interests:

  • Human balance control and movement in older people
  • Rehabilitation using technology
  • Quantitative measurement of human movement

Research Methods:

  • Quantitative
  • Patient Questionnaires

My primary teaching and learning areas involve human anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology. I am also involved in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy and interventions. I am responsible for the moderation of different modules for the undergraduate QMU validated courses in three campuses in Greece; modules such as Academic skills in Physiotherapy, Research Methods, Applied anatomy, principles of kinesiology and biomechanics, principles of exercise Therapy, Physiotherapy in sports injury and Investigation of Human Performance.