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Dr Carol Clark

  • 01202 963022
  • cclark at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Head of Department - Human Science & Public Health
  • Royal London House R612, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

Carol is Head of Department for Human Science and Public Health and an Associate Professor. Carol has previous experience of health care provision in the NHS, private practice, voluntary sector and primary health care in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Nigeria. She has specialised and worked with adults and children in the fields of critical care, neurology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Carol completed an MSc in Advanced Practice Physiotherapy in 2004 at University College London, joined Bournemouth University in 2005 as a lecturer and completed a PhD in 2012. This led to publications and presentations nationally and internationally in the field of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), pain and Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia. Carol's research interests include pain; JHS, physical inactivity, digital health and interprofessional education. She is currently supervising 5 PhD students and involved in a number of collaborative research projects relating to pain perception, pain education,JHS, physical activity, balance and coordination and digital healthy with colleagues from a number of external institutions in the UK and internationally.

Journal Articles

  • Killingback, Tsofliou, F. and Clark, C., 2017. Older people’s adherence to community-based group exercise programmes: A multiple-case study. BMC Public Health.
  • Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C., 2017. Corrigendum to "The within-day and between-day reliability of using sacral accelerations to quantify balance performance" [Phys. Ther. Sport vol. 17 (2015) 45-50]. Physical Therapy in Sport.
  • Clark, C.J., Clark, S., Dorey, C. and Williams, J., 2016. Correlation of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) with dynamic balance using the SMART instrumented wobbleboard. Physical Therapy in Sport, 21, 68-74.
  • Farrance, C., Tsofliou, F. and Clark, C., 2016. Adherence to community based group exercise interventions for older people: A mixed-methods systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 87, 155-166.
  • Clark, C., Tait, D. and King, F., 2016. QUESTIONNAIRES FOR ASSESSING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES TO PAIN; A LITERATURE REVIEW. British Journal of Pain.
  • Palmer, S., Terry, R., Rimes, K.A., Clark, C., Simmonds, J. and Horwood, J., 2016. Physiotherapy management of joint hypermobility syndrome - a focus group study of patient and health professional perspectives. PHYSIOTHERAPY, 102 (1), 93-102.
  • Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C., 2016. The within-day and between-day reliability of using sacral accelerations to quantify balance performance. PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, 17, 45-50.
  • Terry, R.H., Palmer, S.T., Rimes, K.A., Clark, C.J., Simmonds, J.V. and Horwood, J.P., 2015. Living with joint hypermobility syndrome: patient experiences of diagnosis, referral and self-care. FAMILY PRACTICE, 32 (3), 354-358.
  • Clark, C., Carr, E.C.J. and Khattab, A., 2015. Pain poses a significant health burden in those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. British Journal of Pain, 9 ((2) suppl 1 10), 10.
  • Clark, C., Docherty, S., Osborne, N. and Khattab, A., 2014. A pilot study to compare passive lumbar spine re-positioning error in those with chronic low back pain with healthy volunteers. International Musculoskeletal Medicine, 36 (3), 104-110.
  • Clark, C., 2014. Facilitating improvements in interprofessional pain management. Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, 1 (2), 106-107.
  • Clark, C.J., Khattab, A.D. and Carr, E.C.J., 2014. Chronic widespread pain and neurophysiological symptoms in joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS). International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21 (2), 60-67.
  • Collins, B. and Clark, C., 2013. Undergraduate peer education: a means to promote interprofessional understanding? BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 76, 30-31.
  • Clark, C.J., Carr, E.C.J. and Way, S., 2013. Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: Prevalence, persistence, risk factors and management implications. British Journal of Midwifery, 21 (5), 323-330.
  • Clark, C., 2013. Development and Psychometric Properties of A Screening Tool for Assessing Developmental Coordination Disorder in Adults. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1 (145).
  • Clark, C., Thomas, S., Carr, E. and Breen, A., 2012. Development and Validation of the Functional Difficulties Questionnaire for Assessing Developmental Coordination Disorder in Adults. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 10 (42), A50.
  • Clark, C., Khattab, A., Carr, E., Breen, A. and Grahame, R., 2012. Functional Impairments in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Developmental Coordination Disorder In IFOMPT 2012: A Rendez-Vous of Hands and Minds, September 30–October 5, 2012, Québec City, Canada. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42 (10), A49.
  • Clark, C., Khattab, A., Carr, E., Breen, A. and Grahame, R., 2012. Functional Impairments in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42 (10), A49.
  • Clark, C.J. and Khattab, A.D., 2012. Association Between Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Developmental Disorder - A Review. Journal of Sports Medicine and Doping Studies.
  • Clark, C.J. and Simmonds, J.V., 2011. An exploration of the prevalence of hypermobility and joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) in Omani women attending a hospital physiotherpay service. Musculoskeletal Care, 9, 1-10.
  • Clark, C.J., Carr, E.C.J. and Breen, A.C., 2010. Hypermobility, coordination and spinal pain: an inherent association. Manipulative Assocition of Chartered Physiotherapists Study Day.
  • Clark, C.J., 2010. Joint hypermobility syndrome and developmental coordination disorder in adults. Newsletter Hypermobility Syndrome Association, 3.
  • Clark, C.J., 2010. Joint hypermobility syndrome and symphysis pubis dysfunction. British Journal of Midwifery, 18, 92-97.
  • Clark, C.J., Carr, E.C.J. and Breen, A.C., 2009. Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) and developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in adults: comorbid or overlapping disorders? Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal, 8, 2-26.
  • Clark, C.J. and Simmonds, J.V., 2009. Joint hypermobility syndrome: a common neuromusculoskeletal disorder? Chartered Society of Physiotherapy congress.

Chapters

  • Clark, C.J., Worswick, L. and Langworthy, J.M., 2011. Abstract: Learning to improve the management of back pain in general practice: collaboration between service users and service providers. WPT 2011: 16th International WCPT Congress 20-23 June 2011. WPT.

Conferences

  • Tsofliou, F., Lara, J., Sheppard, Z. and Clark, C., 2016. A survey exploring characteristics of older people attending lunch cubs in South-West of England. In: Nutrition Society Summer Conference: New Technology in Nutrition Research and Practice 11-14 July 2016 University College Dublin.
  • Tsofliou, F., Lara, J., Sheppard, Z. and Clark, C., 2016. Attending lunch clubs is associated with greater compliance for Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) among older people in South-West England. In: Nutrition Society Summer Conference: New Technology in Nutrition Research and Practice 11-14 July 2016 University College Dublin.
  • Glithro, S., Clark, C., Newell, D., Osborne, N. and Docherty, S., 2016. Tactile acuity, laterality discrimination and motor control impairment in adults with chronic low back pain - A review. In: British Pain Society 10-12 May 2016 Harrogate.
  • Williams, J., Clark, C. and Clark, S., 2015. The clinical measurement of balance using accelerometry: Within- and between-day reliability. In: Physiotherapy Research Society 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Williams, J. and Clark, C., 2015. Is there a correlation between wobble board performance and static balance performance? In: Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 24 April 2015 Leicester. Mark Allen Healthcare.
  • Clark, C.J., Clark, S. and Williams, J., 2015. Assessing construct validity of the functional difficulties questionnaire (FDQ-9) for assessing developmental coordination disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia in adults. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 1 May 2015 Singapore.
  • Clark, C., Khattab, A. and Carr, E.C.J., 2015. Pain poses a significant health burden in those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In: British Pain Society Annual Congress 21-23 April 2015 Glasgow, UK. British Journal of Pain, 10.
  • Clark, C., Docherty, S., Osborne, N. and Khattab, A., 2014. A PILOT STUDY COMPARING PASSIVE LUMBAR SPINE REPOSITIONING ERROR IN THOSE WITH CHRONIC NON SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN WITH HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS. In: International Association for the Study of Pain 15th World Conference 6-10 October 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2013. Managing children and adolescents with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In: . National Interprofessional Hypermobility Symposium, University of Herfordshire 23 March 2013 Hertfordshire.
  • Clark, C., Khattab, A., Carr, E., Breen, A. and Grahame, R., 2012. An Exploration of Neurophysiological Symptoms in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and their Impact on Quality of Life. In: Physiotherapy UK 12-13 October 2012 Liverpool, UK.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2012. Recognising, understanding and managing Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In: Somerset PCT Interprofessional Rheumatology Study Day, Wellington Hospital 13 June 2012 Wellington uk.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2012. Physiotherapy management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In: Interprofessional Ehlers-Danlos Master Class, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital 10 February 2012 Exeter.
  • Clark, C., Khattab, A., Carr, E., Breen, A. and Grahame, R., 2012. An Exploration of Neurophysiological Symptoms in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and their Impact on Quality of Life. In: Physiotherapy UK 2012 2012 Liverpool Convention Centre, Liverpool,UK.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2011. Multisystemic features of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. In: London and the South East Hypermobility Club 23 November 2011 london.
  • Clark, C.J., Carr, E.C.J. and Breen, A.C., 2011. Hypermobility, coordination and spinal pain: an inherent association. In: 16th International WCPT Congress 20-23 June 2011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16th International WCPT Congress 20-23 June 2011 (WPT 2011) · Abstract: A-210-0069-01350.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2011. Exercise prescription considerations for patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). In: ) National Study Day for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Exercise Therapy (ACPET), 11 March 2011 Poole.
  • Clark, C.J., Carr, E.C.J. and Breen, A.C., 2011. Exploring joint hypermobility syndrome, developmental coordination disorder and pain. In: 2nd European Sensory Integration Conference 27-29 May 2011 Algarve, Portugal. http://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/2nd-european-congress: 2nd European Sensory integration Conference.
  • Clark, C. and clark, C., 2008. Prevalence of hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in female Omanis. In: Master Class, University of Hertfordshire 8 December 2008 Hertfordshire.
  • Clark, C.J. and Simmonds, J.V., 2007. High Prevalence of Hypermobility and Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (BJHS) in Oman. In: World Physical Therapy 2007 2-6 June 2007 Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver, Canada: Elsevier and the Physiotherapy Journal.

Theses

Posters

  • Glithro, S., Clark, C., Osborne, N., Newell, D. and Docherty, S., 2016. Tactile acuity, laterality discrimination and motor control impairment in adults with chronic low back pain - A review. In: British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Farrance, Tsofliou, F. and Clark, C., 2015. Evaluating the Views of Participants and Adherence Rates of Community Based Group Exercise Interventions: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. In: World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore.
  • Farrance, Tsofliou, F. and Clark, C., 2015. Understanding the Views of Older People in Adhering to Community Based Group Exercise Interventions: A Qualitative Systematic Review. In: World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore.

PhD Students

  • Jim Odell (Identification of migraine subgroups and development of clinical prediction rules for manual therapy)
  • Adam Eason (Measuring the efficacy of self-hypnosis upon cardiorespiratory endurance performance of marathon runners.)
  • Sara Glithro (Pain, perception and function in patients with chronic low back pain)
  • Clare Farrance (Tackling the invisible burden of physical inactivity in the elderly)
  • Dominique Mylod (Can pelvic positioning help women cope with pain in early labour?)

PhD Theses

  • Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Developmental Coordination Disorder in adults: Investigating the association and impact (supervisor: Ahmed Khattab)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Integrating Knowledge, Research and Practice UG 40 credits
  • In the Faculty of HSS the professional curriculums are validated every 5 years and include professional bodies, professional colleges, commissioning bodies, external stakeholders in practice and service users. The curriculums are also reviewed by the professional bodies every 2 years

Invited Lectures

  • Clark, C. 2008. Prevalence of hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in female Omanis. Master Class, University of Hertfordshire 8th December 2008.
  • Clark C., 2011. Exercise prescription considerations for patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) National Study Day for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Exercise Therapy (ACPET) , Poole Hospital 11th March 2011
  • Clark C., 2011. Multisystemic features of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, London and the South East Hypermobility Club, University College London, London. UK 23rd November 2011
  • Clark C., 2012. Recognising, understanding and managing Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Somerset PCT Interprofessional Rheumatology Study Day, Wellington Hospital, Wellington, UK 13th June, 2012
  • Clark, C., 2012. Conceptualising pain in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Interprofessional national Hypermobility Study Day, Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth. UK 28th March, 2012
  • Clark, C., 2012. Hypermobility and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in children. Interprofessional national Hypermobility Study Day, Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth.UK 28th March, 2012
  • Clark C., 2012. Physiotherapy management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Interprofessional Ehlers-Danlos Master Class, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital, Exeter. UK 10th February, 2012

Grants

  • Can pelvic positioning help women cope with pain in early labour? (Bourenmouth University and NHS, 02 Feb 2015). Awarded
  • Pain, perception and function in patients with chronic low back pain (Match funded Bournemouth University and Anglo European Chiropractic College, 15 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Factors that influence initial attendance and on-going adherence of older persons in community based physical activity programmes (Bourenmouth University Fully Funded VC's PhD studentship, 16 Sep 2013). Awarded
  • Pain Perception (School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, 07 May 2012). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • http://www.herts.ac.uk/events/Hypermobility-Symposium.cfm
  • Medical Advisor Hypermobility Syndrome Patient Association

Conference Presentations

  • Sharing Education Excellence, Student and Staff perceptions of peer education as a means to enhance education, 6 June 2012, Bournemouth, UK
  • 37th Annual Conference British College of Occupational Therapists, Undergraduate peer education: a means to promote interprofessional understanding?, 18 June 2013, Glasgow, UK
  • Annual Conference Manipulative Association of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Hypermobility, coordination and spinal pain: an inherent association, 25 September 2010, London, UK
  • 2nd European Sensory Integration Congress, Exploring Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Pain., 27 May 2011, Algarve, Portugal
  • International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists, Development and Validation of the Functional Difficulties Questionnaire for Assessing Developmental Coordination Disorder in Adults., 30 September 2012, Quebec, Canada
  • International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists,, Functional Impairments in Patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Developmental Coordination Disorder, 30 September 2012, Quebec, Canada
  • 15th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, High Prevalence of Hypermobility and Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in Oman, 2 June 2007, Vancover, Canada
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual conference, Joint hypermobility a common musculoskeletal disorder?, 16 October 2009, Liverpool, UK
  • 16th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Hypermobility, Coordination and Spinal Pain: An Inherent Association, 20 June 2011, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 16th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Learning to Improve the Management of Back Pain in General Practice: Collaboration Between Service Users and Service Providers, 20 June 2011, Amsterdam
  • 15th World Congress on Pain. International Association for the Study of Pain Conference,, A pilot study comparing passive lumbar spine repositioning error in those with chronic non specific low back pain with healthy volunteers., 6 October 2014, Buenos Aries, Argentina
  • British Pain Society Annual Conference, 'Pain poses a significant health burden in those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome', 21 April 2015, Glasgow, UK
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Living with joint hypermobility syndrome. Patient experiences of diagnosis, referral and self-care, 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Understanding the views of older people in adhering to community based group exercise interventions: A qualitative systematic review, 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Adherence to community based group exercise interventions in older people: A systematic review., 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Singapore, Evaluating the views of participants and adherence rates of community based group exercise interventions: A mixed methods systematic review., 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Assessing construct validity of the Functional Difficulties Questionnaire (FDQ-9) for assessing Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia in adults., 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Are Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia and/or Joint Hypermobility Syndrome inherent determinants of physical inactivity, 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • 17th International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists, Managing joint hypermobility syndrome with physiotherapy - patient and therapist perspectives., 1 May 2015, Singapore
  • Recent Advances in Chronic Pain Management Personal Empowerment, Professional Excellence, Understanding chronic pain in those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, 6 May 2015, Bournemouth University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • PG Cert in Post graduate certificate in higher education (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • MMACP in MMACP (Manipulative Association of Physiotherapists, 2004)
  • MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (UCL, 2004)
  • Grad Dip Phys in Physiotherapy (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 1983)
  • MCSP in Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 1983)

Honours

  • Vice Chancellors' award - individual academic Dr Carol Clark was nominated for her infectious enthusiasm and inspirational ‘fused’ approach either to leading, or to working together with staff and students, while maintaining her own research and scholarship. (Bourenmouth University, 2014)
  • Doctoral Scholarship (Bournemouth University, 2007)

Memberships

  • Allied Health Professionals Research Network (South West), Facilitator (2011-),
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Exercise Therapy (MACPET), Member,
  • British Pain Society, Member (2013-),
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP), Member,
  • Helath Care Professions council, Member (1983-2019),
  • International Association for the Study of Pain, Member (2011-),
  • Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MMACP), Member (2004-),
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