About Us

The CAHPR's mission is:

“to develop allied health profession research, strengthen evidence of the professions’ value and impact for enhancing service user and community care, and enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues, thereby raising their profile and increasing their influence.”

The aim of the East Anglia Hub is to deliver regular events that help develop a local network of AHPs with an interest in research. We also aim to run a small annual bursary scheme to support AHPs develop and disseminate their research.

The East Anglia Hub is led by Dr Ruth Strudwick, a Diagnostic Radiographer, and supported by a committee including Dietitians, Music therapists, Occupational therapist, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Radiographers and Speech and Language therapists. The committee are all actively involved with undertaking or promoting research.

We support the following AHP professions based in the East with audit and research:

  • Arts Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Dramatherapists
  • Music Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Orthoptists
  • Osteopaths
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Prosthetists and Orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Speech and Language Therapists

Committee Member Profiles

Chair

Members

Sarah Barker

Occupational Therapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Sarah is an experienced occupational therapist currently working on a project aiming to create clinical pathways and a set of recommendations

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Steven Whitton

Steven currently works for Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust in the role of Health Team Leader with the Community Learning Disabilities Team in

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Jessica Blake

Senior Occupational Therapist / Research Assistant Jess is a community occupational therapist working as part of the Great Yarmouth and Northern Villages Primary Care Home

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Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson Lead Cardiology & Obesity Dietitian / Associate Lecturer Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust / Anglia Ruskin University Katherine’s research interest

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Pippa Hales

Chief Allied Health Professional at Royal Papworth Hospital and Professional Doctorate student at Anglia Ruskin University Pippa qualified, a little lack lustre, from University College

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Mrs Angela Cobbold

Background Angela is a Healthcare professional who qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in the Armed forces in 1993. Developing a wide range of

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Helen Hall

I am a research paramedic working with the research team at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston helping to increase the capacity for home

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Lynsey Spillman, MSc RD

Hepatology and Liver Transplant Dietitian and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical role and experience I work at

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