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 focusses on development and implementation of interventions to facilitate participation and support maintenance of health enhancing behaviours. I am particularly interested in physical activity and therapeutic exercise to improve women's health and to support self-management of long term health conditions, e.g. pelvic floor dysfunction, inflammatory arthritis.
I am a chartered physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I previously worked as a clinical physiotherapist, specialising in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and have worked at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy supporting physiotherapists in clinical practice and promoting the role of physiotherapists and allied health professionals.
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 the development of theory-based interventions that aim to address barriers to engagement, enhance motivation and support maintenance of health enhancing behaviours. I am particularly interested in women's health. My research seeks to support participation in physical activity and therapeutic exercise to improve quality of life and to prevent and self-manage a range of long term health conditions, for example, inflammatory arthritis and urinary incontinence. This also includes supporting healthcare professionals to effectively communicate with service users about health promotion and self-management strategies.
Previous research includes development of a physical activity and self-management intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. I have employed a range of methods in my research, including systematic reviews, critical interpretive synthesis, qualitative methods (interviews and focus groups) 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 to enable midwives to support 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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