Ralph is a stroke coordinator with Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified as a physiotherapist from St Mary's Hospital in 1991, has a Master's degree in physiotherapy from the University of East London (2000) and a professional doctorate from the University of Brighton (2013). Previously a clinical specialist physiotherapist, Ralph also worked at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (1998 - 2015) in its clinical effectiveness unit. Beyond stroke, his interests are critical theory, Habermas, narrative, identity and communication theory. Recent research has addressed person-centred practice.