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Dr Sara Glithro

  • Lecturer in Health Sciences
  • BG - 410
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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

  • Service Improvement Project (SIP) - I am the unit leader of this Level six interprofessional unit. Over 500 pre-registration students from eight healthcare programmes undertake the unit each year
  • Service Improvement Project

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