Nicholls, David

Nicholls, David
New Zealand
David Nicholls, PhD, MA, Grad Dip, MPNZ (Chair) Dr. Nicholls is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. He is a physiotherapist, lecturer, researcher and writer, with a passion for critical thinking in and around the physical therapies. David is the founder of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, an organisation that promotes the use of cultural studies, education, history, philosophy, sociology, and a range of other disciplines in the study of the profession’s past, present and future. David’s research work focuses on the critical history of physiotherapy and considers how physiotherapy might need to adapt to the changing economy of health care in the 21st century. David has taught in physiotherapy programmes in the UK and New Zealand for over 20 years and has published and presented widely. In 2016 he will be completing a book titled The End of Physiotherapy to be published by Routledge.

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