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Dr Gwyn Owen

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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    020 7815 8056
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences

Gwyn joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2018 as a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy within the School of Health and Social Care. Gwyn has previously worked as a Professional Advisor at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and taught on the Physiotherapy programmes at Cardiff University. She has experience of physiotherapy in NHS settings and clinical experience of community paediatrics.

Gwyn is an alumnus of LSBU where she was awarded an MSc in Interprofessional Health and Welfare Studies. Gwyn also holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Cardiff University. Her doctoral thesis ‘Becoming a practice profession: a genealogy of physiotherapy’s moving/touching practices’ offers an historic perspective for understanding physiotherapy’s current position and for thinking critically about its future.

Gwyn’s learning and teaching is focused around professional practice and development, healthcare policy and politics, and practice-based learning. She has a personal and professional interest in the critical use of digital technologies and blended approaches to learning. She is currently the Practice Placement Lead for the pre-registration physiotherapy programmes at LSBU.

Gwyn’s research interests are focused around professional identities and practices, physiotherapy’s past/present/future, gender and qualitative methodologies. She has experience of supervising dissertations and research projects at Masters level.

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  • Registered with the Health Care Professionals Council as a physiotherapist
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Reviewer for Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, Physical Therapy in Sports, and the International Journal of Practice-based learning in Health and Social Care.
  • Inaugural member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network (CPN) and currently helps manage its website. The CPN is an international collaborative network of critically-informed academics, clinicians and researchers who draw on the health sciences, social sciences and the humanities to explore, challenge and develop physiotherapy theory and practice.