Denise Jones

denise-jonesProfessional Journey

  • BSc (Hons) Zoology – University of Hull
  • BSc (Physiotherapy) – Teesside University
  • MAppSc. (Manipulative physio and sports) – University of South Australia
  • Extended Scope Practitioner and Musculoskeletal specialist (NHS, UK and private practice)
  • Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead (MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Manipulative Therapy) – Teesside University, UK
  • Sporting experience: Keen (but lousy) fell runner and rower. A lot of years fixing up rugby union players.

“Fun facts”

  • I can’t write / talk about myself without clenching, so all below is offered by others.
  • I once ran a marathon hill race in weather so cold that my water froze in my back pack (gotta love the UK).
  • My current daily creative challenge is dog proofing the kitchen against a delinquent 12 year old pooch.
  • I was on placement with the Adelaide Crows when they won the Premiership.
  • I can moult stage a prawn and identify the sex of a lobster.

Professional Goals

Complete my PhD (before hell freezes over) with a scope of research skills to enhance my abilities to bridge the gap between research, practice and education.


  • Young people’s recreational activities and related injuries: A prevalence study. Grimmer K, Jones D, Louw Q. Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Adelaide 1998 pp133.
  • ‘Smartplay’ – Modules: Ankle and Knee Injuries; Osteoporosis.