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Dr Graham Copnell

Senior Lecturer

Physiotherapy and Podiatry

Department of Sport , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

I have worked as a Physiotherapist for almost 20 years. I graduated from UEL in 1996 with a 1st class degree in Physiotherapy. After graduation I worked in NHS organisations in East London for seven years after which I took a post at UEL teaching on the undergraduate physiotherapy programme.

In 2000 I completed an MS in Physiotherapy, and in 2014 I completed a PhD in the sociology of healthcare professionals.

Areas Of Interest

Professional socialisation and development, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.

On This Page


  • Sociology of health professions
  • Qualitative research
  • Ethics



MSc Physiotherapy

BSc Podiatric Medicine

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

This course prepares you to be a physiotherapist and includes the minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify.

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Research methods, Social enterprise and employability, Clinical reasoning, Evaluations of interventions