Dr Victoria Salmon
+44 (0) 1392 726077
College House 2.18
College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Office hours: Tuesday to Thursday
Tuesday to Thursday
My research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating complex behaviour change interventions to help people engage in and maintain health behaviours, such as physical activity and therapeutic exercise. I am particularly interested in women's health in and around pregnancy, and supporting prevention and self-management of long term health conditions, such as urinary incontinence and inflammatory arthritis. I have experience in a range of research methods (for example, systematic reviews, intervention development, qualitative research), and Public and Patient Involvement (PPI), including stakeholder consultation, is strongly embedded in all my work.
I am a chartered physiotherapist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have previously worked as a clinical physiotherapist, specialising in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and as a professional adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, supporting physiotherapists in clinical practice and promoting the role of physiotherapists and allied health professionals in the UK health system.
I am joint lead for the South West branch of the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).
- PhD, Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, 2016
- MSc, Physiotherapy, Kings College, University of London, 2004
- BSc (hons) Equine Science, University of Bristol, 2002
- 2017 - present: Joint lead, Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR), South West region
- 2016 - present: Research Fellow in Women's Health, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter
- 2015-2016: Research Fellow, 'Physical Activity Works', University of the West of England, Bristol
- 2012-2015: Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol
- 2011-2012: Professional adviser, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London
- 2004-2011: Physiotherapist, various roles in UK, New Zealand and France
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My research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating interventions that promote engagement, motivation and maintenance of physical activity and exercise. The aim of these interventions is to support people to improve their quality of life by taking part in physical activity and/or therapeutic exercise that can help prevent and/or self-manage a long term health condition, for example, urinary incontinence. This also includes supporting healthcare and fitness and exercise professionals to effectively communicate about health promotion and self-management strategies.
Research experience includes systematic reviews, critical interpretive synthesis, qualitative methods (interviews and focus groups), PPI and stakeholder consultation and theory-based intervention development.
Antenatal Preventative Pelvic Floor Exercises and Localisation (APPEAL) Programme. This multicentre NIHR funded research project aims to reduce the number of women who suffer from urine leakage after birth. The project will develop and test a training intervention and implementation toolkit for midwives to support pregnant women with performing effective pelvic floor muscle training.
- Moving through Motherhood: coapplicant on GW4 funded research project, working with women and stakeholders to develop engaging, accessible resources that combine existing evidence-based physical activity guidelines with the real-life stories of mothers and mums-to-be.
- Exploring communication about physical activity between rheumatology health professionals and people with inflammatory arthritis
- Development of a physical activity self-management intervention for managing fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis
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