Sara Glithro

Dr Sara Glithro

  • Lecturer in Health Sciences
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

Sara Glithro is an academic within the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University, a practicing clinician and a researcher. Her research interests are include chronic pain, sensory function and perception and how these might be influenced to improve health outcomes. She was awarded a PhD following the defense of her thesis entitled 'Neuroplasticity and chronic low back pain : an investigation into altered tactile discrimination, body schema and motor function'. She enjoys undergraduate education as it provides inter-professional learning opportunities within a diverse group of healthcare practitioners.

Journal Articles

  • Glithro, S., Newell, D., Burrows, L., Hunnisett, A. and Cunliffe, C., 2015. Public health engagement: Detection of suspicious skin lesions, screening and referral behaviour of UK based chiropractors. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 23 (1).

Conferences

  • Glithro, S., clark, C., Osborne,, N., Newell,, D. and Docherty, S., 2017. Tactile acuity, body schema and motor control and clinical outcome measures – A comparison study of adults with chronic low back pain and matched controls. In: British Pain Society - 50th Aniversary Annual Scientific Meeting 3-5 May 2017 Birmingham. The British Journal of Pain.
  • Glithro, S., Clark, C., Osborne,, N., Newell,, D. and Docherty,, S., 2017. Chronic low back pain: The source of pain or a symptom? In: Bournemouth University 9th Post-Graduate Researchers Conference 8 March 2017 Bournemouth.
  • Glithro, S., clark, C., Osborne,, N., Newell,, D. and Docherty, S., 2017. Tactile acuity, body schema and motor control impairment in adults with chronic low back pain – A systematic review and comparison of chronic low back pain and pain free subjects. In: Royal College of Chiropractors Winter conference 1 February 2017 London. Conference Proceedings.
  • Glithro, S., Clark, C., Osborne,, N., Newell,, D. and Docherty, S., 2016. Tactile acuity, body schema and motor control impairment in adults with chronic low back pain – A systematic review and comparison of chronic low back pain and pain free subjects. In: International Association for the Study of Pain – 16th World Congress on Pain 26-30 September 2016 Yokohama, Japan. International Association for the Study of Pain.
  • 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.

Theses

  • Glithro, S., 2019. Neuroplasticity and chronic low back pain: an investigation into altered tactile discrimination, body schema and motor function. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

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.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Unit Lead Interprofessional Level 6 Service Improvement units (Team Working For Service Improvement) - Sara has led this complex interprofessional unit since 2017. Over 600 pre-registration students from 11 healthcare programmes undertake the unit annually. This complex unit involves approximately 100 small interprofessional groups of final year healthcare students who are challenged with creating an evidence based product to improve a healthcare service for service users and/or their families. An assessed group presentation is delivered to a live audience which includes project stakeholders, NHS trust partners and other invited guests. Students chose their own topics from their professional practice experiences, research the literature and recruit stakeholders to ensure their product is necessary and user friendly. Many of these product are implemented and can be seen adding societal impact to our local communities, for example helping the Mowlem Theatre at Swanage become Dementia Friendly.

External Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • PhD in Neurophysiology (chronic pain) (Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, 2019)
  • MChiro in Chiropractic (University of Wales, 2012)
  • BSc (Hons) in Aquatic Bioscience (University of Glasgow, 1996)

Honours

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors (Pain faculty) (Royal College of Chiropractors, 2020)

Memberships