Main, Eleanor

Main, Eleanor
Country
United Kingdom
Bio
Eleanor has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London for 25 years, initially in clinical physiotherapy, then postgraduate education and research. She qualified in South Africa (BSc Physiotherapy: Wits University, 1988), then completed a BA (UNISA 1991), an MSc (Kings College, 1995) and a PhD in paediatric ICU (UCL, 2001). She was appointed Lecturer in Children's Physiotherapy at UCL (2001), promoted to Senior Lecturer (2007) then Professor of Physiotherapy (2015). She has been Programme Director for Postgraduate Physiotherapy at UCL since 2005, and to date has supervised 9 PhD students and over 90 MSc project dissertations. In 2011 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for ‘significant contribution to education, teaching and learning in cardiorespiratory and paediatric physiotherapy’. Eleanor’s primary research interests relate to outcome measures and clinical efficacy studies in physiotherapy. These have resulted in more than 80 peer-reviewed publications (33 in last 5 years), and attracted over £2,8 million in grant funding, with substantive advances in the principles of assessment and management of children who require physiotherapy. Prof Main has had regular invitations to deliver symposiums and workshops on this research both nationally and internationally (22 in last 5 years).