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Dr Sue Innes

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr Sue Innes
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873835

  • Location

    ESA.3.23, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Part-Time variable (best contacted by email)

Profile

Biography

Having worked for many years in the NHS leading musculoskeletal outpatient departments, Sue Innes decided to bring her clinical expertise into the academic environment. She works part-time in Higher Education and as a clinical physiotherapist in private practice and values the material provided by her patients that supports her teaching role. Her role at the University of Essex is to develop and lead the delivery of the Post-Graduate Musculoskeletal Practice and SonographyPathway. This pathway enables expert clinicians to extend their scope of practice and critically evaluate their clinical role at a high level. She has completed a Profesional Doctorate researching the role of the clinical role of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging for physiotherapists. Current research interests include professional application of musculoskeletal ultrasound, optimising engagement with activity, the impact of therapeutic interventions on exercise related musculoskeletal symptoms and the therapeutic alliance.

Qualifications

  • DHealthcare Education.

  • Msc.,

  • PGCE.,

  • Post-Grad. Dip.,

  • MCSP,

  • MMACP

Research and professional activities

Research interests

The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in physiotherapy, professional application of MSK ultrasound imaging, optimising engagement with activity, the impact of therapeutic interventions on exercise related musculoskeletal symptoms and the therapeutic alliance.

Current research

Supervision of PhD students exploring symptoms and interventions associated with exercise.

Conferences and presentations

Regular contrbuter at British Medical Ultrasound Society's Scientific meeting.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Evidencing Practice and Continuing Professional Development (SE314)

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injections (SE710)

  • Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy (SE714)

  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment (SE717)

  • Skill Extension for MSK Injection Practitioners: Ultrasound Guidance (SE718)

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Clinical Skills Experience - Scanning Record (SE719)

  • Postgraduate Research Methods (Distance Learning) (SE747)

  • First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice (SE761)

  • Musculoskeletal Research: Data collection and analysis (SE785)

  • Evaluation of Clinical Practice for First Contact Musculoskeletal Practitioners (SE786)

  • Preparation for Professional Practice (SE759)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Smith, M., Donnelly, GM., Berry, L., Innes, S. and Dixon, J., Point of care ultrasound in pelvic health: scope of practice, education and governance for physiotherapists. International Urogynecology Journal

Hayward, S., Innes, S. and Smith, M., (2022). Challenges and opportunities in point-of-care ultrasound: A qualitative exploration of respiratory physiotherapists’ experiences of lung ultrasound training and its adoption in critical care. Ultrasound. 30 (2), 126-133

Southall-Edwards, R., Innes, S., Ali, A. and Jones, B., (2022). The effect of downhill running conditions on muscle damage in recreationally active adults. The Journal of Human Sports and Exercise. 17 (2), 400-408

Sebastian, A., Coath, F., Innes, S., Jackson, J., van der Geest, KSM. and Dasgupta, B., (2021). Role of the halo sign in the assessment of giant cell arteritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology Advances in Practice. 5 (3)

Hayward, S., Smith, M. and Innes, S., (2020). Diagnostic thoracic ultrasound imaging – An exploration of respiratory physiotherapists' interest and use in clinical practice: A national survey. Ultrasound. 28 (1), 14-22

Smith, MJ., Hayward, SA., Innes, S. and Miller, ASC., (2020). Point‐of‐care lung ultrasound in patients with COVID‐19 – a narrative review. Anaesthesia. 75 (8), 1096-1104

Innes, S. and Jackson, J., (2019). Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging - An exploration of physiotherapists' interests and use in practice. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 44, 102068-102068

Innes, S. and Jackson, J., (2019). Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging – Integration with the biopsychosocial model. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 44, 102067-102067

Conferences (1)

Innes, S., Student engagement and responses to varying pedagogical approaches when learning ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections

Reports and Papers (1)

Smith, M., (2022). Context of Physiotherapists using Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in physiotherapy practice

Contact

inness@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873835

Location:

ESA.3.23, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Part-Time variable (best contacted by email)