Suzahn Wilson, Respiratory Physiotherapist, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Suzahn qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 and has worked in a variety of settings before specialising in Respiratory and Critical Care.

In 2017 Suzahn secured NIHR / HEE funding to complete an MSc in Clinical Research at the University of East Anglia as part of the NIHR integrated clinical academic pathway. Her MSc thesis focused on physical rehabilitation after critical illness, where she interviewed survivors of critical illness and evaluated patient outcomes before and after a physical rehabilitation programme. She has presented at conferences and national network meetings, including British Association of Critical Care Nurses conference, Intensive Care Society conference, and Council for AHP Research network conference. In April 2018 Suzahn secured further NIHR funding to complete a Masters’ to PhD bridging programme in support of a NIHR Clinical Doctorate fellowship application.

Suzahn hopes to promote AHP research capacity and capability in her place of work and nationally through networks such as CAHPR. Suzahn is also a journal reviewer for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and hopes to continue using her research skills to complement her clinical role and improve outcomes for patients.

Research grants held

HEE / NIHR MSc Clinical Research

Masters to PhD Bridging Award


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