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Dr Victoria Salmon

Dr Victoria Salmon

Research Fellow

 6077

 +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

Overview

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).

Qualifications

  • 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

Career

  • 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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Research

Research interests

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.

Research projects

  • 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.

Previous research:

  • 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 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh NE, Kirwan JR, Cramp F (In Press). Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews Full text.
Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Terry R, Frawley H, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, et al (2020). Implementing pelvic floor muscle training in women's childbearing years: a critical interpretive synthesis of individual, professional, and service issues. Neurourol Urodyn, 39(2), 863-870. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Terry R, Jarvie R, Hay-Smith J, Salmon V, Pearson M, Boddy K, MacArthur C, Dean S (2020). “Are you doing your pelvic floor?” an ethnographic exploration of the interaction between women and midwives about pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) during pregnancy. Midwifery, 83, 102647-102647.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh NE, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2019). Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, Ismail KM, MacArthur C, et al (2017). Opportunities, challenges and concerns for the implementation and uptake of pelvic floor muscle assessment and exercises during the childbearing years: protocol for a critical interpretive synthesis. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Salmon V, Thomson D (2007). Measurement of force production during concurrent performance of a memory task. Physiotherapy, 93, 283-290.

Conferences

Terry R, Jarvie R, Hay-Smith J, Salmon V, Pearson M, MacArthur C, Dean S (2019). ARE YOU DOING YOUR PELVIC FLOORS? AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN WOMEN AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ABOUT PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISES DURING PREGNANCY.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pulsford R, Rouse P, Williams O, Jarvie R, Weis C, Rodgers L, Salmon V (2018). Moving Through Motherhood: a mixed methods investigation into experiences of physical activity, and physical activity advice around pregnancy.  Author URL.
Walsh N, Salmon V, Pearson J (2016). A systematic identification and assessment of self-management Apps for osteoarthritis.
Salmon VE (2016). I130 Physical Activity for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2015). 152. Development of a Physical Activity Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Allied Health Professionals’ Views.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2015). 153. Development of a Physical Activity Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Patients’ Views.
Salmon V, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2015). ACCEPTABILITY OF a NOVEL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION FOR MANAGING FATIGUE IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Salmon V, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2015). THU0639-HPR Acceptability of a Novel Physical Activity and Self-Management Intervention for Managing Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2014). 167. The Potential Use of Physical Activity to Help Manage Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lessons from Other Long-Term Conditions.

Publications by year


In Press

Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh NE, Kirwan JR, Cramp F (In Press). Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews Full text.

2020

Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Terry R, Frawley H, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, et al (2020). Implementing pelvic floor muscle training in women's childbearing years: a critical interpretive synthesis of individual, professional, and service issues. Neurourol Urodyn, 39(2), 863-870. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Terry R, Jarvie R, Hay-Smith J, Salmon V, Pearson M, Boddy K, MacArthur C, Dean S (2020). “Are you doing your pelvic floor?” an ethnographic exploration of the interaction between women and midwives about pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) during pregnancy. Midwifery, 83, 102647-102647.

2019

Terry R, Jarvie R, Hay-Smith J, Salmon V, Pearson M, MacArthur C, Dean S (2019). ARE YOU DOING YOUR PELVIC FLOORS? AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN WOMEN AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ABOUT PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISES DURING PREGNANCY.  Author URL.  Full text.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh NE, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2019). Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Pulsford R, Rouse P, Williams O, Jarvie R, Weis C, Rodgers L, Salmon V (2018). Moving Through Motherhood: a mixed methods investigation into experiences of physical activity, and physical activity advice around pregnancy.  Author URL.

2017

Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, Ismail KM, MacArthur C, et al (2017). Opportunities, challenges and concerns for the implementation and uptake of pelvic floor muscle assessment and exercises during the childbearing years: protocol for a critical interpretive synthesis. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Walsh N, Salmon V, Pearson J (2016). A systematic identification and assessment of self-management Apps for osteoarthritis.
Salmon VE (2016). Development of a physical activity intervention for managing fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis.
Salmon VE (2016). I130 Physical Activity for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue.

2015

Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2015). 152. Development of a Physical Activity Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Allied Health Professionals’ Views.
Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2015). 153. Development of a Physical Activity Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Patients’ Views.
Salmon V, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2015). ACCEPTABILITY OF a NOVEL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION FOR MANAGING FATIGUE IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.  Author URL.
Salmon V, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Morris M, Urban M, Cramp F (2015). THU0639-HPR Acceptability of a Novel Physical Activity and Self-Management Intervention for Managing Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

2014

Salmon VE, Hewlett S, Walsh N, Kirwan JR, Urban M, Morris M, Cramp F (2014). 167. The Potential Use of Physical Activity to Help Manage Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lessons from Other Long-Term Conditions.

2007

Salmon V, Thomson D (2007). Measurement of force production during concurrent performance of a memory task. Physiotherapy, 93, 283-290.

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