University staff appointed to international medical role

30 March 2011

The University’s Director of Sports Rehabilitation has been made a member of the International Academy of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IAMMM).

Angela CloughAngela Clough has been invited to join the academy after serving for the past four years as co-editor of the International Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. She will now work alongside other experts, clinicians and universities from around the world in helping to shape the future of the industry.

As part of her role at the IAMMM, Angela will also join the organisation’s Reliability Committee. Working alongside experts from Belgium and Russia, she will be tasked with looking at the quality of studies within industry and academia and help to ensure scientific testing remains valid.

Through her work with the academy, Angela will attend the International Olympic Committee World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport on Thursday 7 April in Monaco. She will discuss her work with Hull Kingston Rovers and current research into whiplash injuries sustained in the sport of professional rugby league.

Angela Clough from the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science says: “Getting the chance to work with the academy is a real honour. From a personal perspective, I will be able to help shape professional teaching methods and form links with the best experts in the field, this will further enhance the practices at the University.”

“We have a strong department at the University and our work with the academy will help to bring further academic kudos - ensuring we continue to attract top quality candidates and produce excellent sport rehabilitators.”


Page last updated by Andrea Luquesi on 4/4/2011

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Notes to Editors

About the International Academy of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IAMMM)
The academy was first constituted in 2004 as part of the Federation for Manual and Musculoskeletal Medicine before becoming an independent body in 2008.

The mission of the IAMMM is to make manual and musculoskeletal medicine a distinct medical discipline, where practice and teaching are based on a scientific platform.

About Angela Clough
Angela Clough is a Health Professional Council registered physiotherapist and Director of Undergraduate Rehabilitation on the honours degree course in Sport Rehabilitation. Her area of expertise is musculoskeletal physiotherapy and she specialises in the management of whiplash associated disorder (WAD) & anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation.

She is on the Editorial board of The International Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Chair of the Research Committee of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, Education Committee member of SOM and Executive committee member of BASRaT.