2020 applicants

Professor Jo Jackson

School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Professor Jo Jackson
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874277

  • Location

    ESA.3.27, Colchester Campus

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  • EdD University of East Anglia

  • MSc Ergonomics Loughborough University

  • Cert Ed (FE) Wolverhampton Polytechnic

  • BA Open University

  • MCSP Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Learning and teaching

Open to supervise

Professional healthcare education

Open to supervise

Pilates and physiotherapy in womens health

Open to supervise

Gait and ageing

Open to supervise

Current research

Pilates and physiotherapy in women's health; gait and ageing

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Enquiry Proposal (HS340)

  • Professional Enquiry (SE222)

  • Professional Enquiry Proposal (SE340)

  • Applying and Using Learning in Practice (SE729)

  • Dissertation (SE730)

  • Work Based Learning Module (SE731)

  • Research Project (SE740)

  • Contexts for Contemporary Practice (SE706)

Previous supervision

Daniel Alexander Coughlan
Daniel Alexander Coughlan
Thesis title: Strength and Conditioning in Youth Golf
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Medicine
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/11/2019
Adrian James Mallows
Adrian James Mallows
Thesis title: Optimising Outcome for Achilles Tendinopathy: An Exploration Into Cognitive and Contextual Factors
Degree subject: Physiotherapy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/9/2019
Weeranan Yaemrattanakul
Weeranan Yaemrattanakul
Thesis title: The Effect of Mindfulness Movement Therapy on Arm and Hand Function in People with and Without Stroke
Degree subject: Physiotherapy
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/5/2019
Kim Rachel Duffy
Kim Rachel Duffy
Thesis title: The Effects of Age on Gait and Functional Movement Characteristics in an Older Adult Population
Degree subject: Sport and Exercise Science
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/6/2018
Susan Margaret Mapes
Susan Margaret Mapes
Thesis title: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging - an Exploration of Physiotherapists' Interests and Use in Practice
Degree subject: Health Care Education
Awarded date: 25/5/2017
Victor Adimabua Utti
Victor Adimabua Utti
Thesis title: Muscle Strengthening in Stroke Rehabilitation: Knowledge of and Barriers to its Use By UK Neuro Physiotherapists
Degree subject: Health Care Education
Awarded date: 14/1/2016


Journal articles (13)

Coughlan, D., Taylor, M., Jackson, J., Ward, N. and Beardsley, C., (2020). Physical Characteristics Of Youth Elite Golfers And Their Relationship With Driver Clubhead Speed. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34 (1), 1-1

Bassett, A. and Jackson, J., (2020). Challenges and Learning Opportunities of Pre-Registration Physiotherapy Placements in First Contact Settings: The Perspectives of Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapists. Musculoskeletal Care

Mallows, A., Jackson, J., Littlewood, C. and Debenham, J., (2020). The association of working alliance, outcome expectation, adherence and self‐efficacy with clinical outcomes for Achilles tendinopathy: A feasibility cohort study (the MAP study). Musculoskeletal Care

Hak, L., Hettinga, FJ., Duffy, KR., Jackson, J., Sandercock, GRH. and Taylor, MJD., (2019). The concept of margins of stability can be used to better understand a change in obstacle crossing strategy with an increase in age. Journal of Biomechanics. 84, 147-152

Mallows, A., Littlewood, C., Jackson, J. and Debenham, J., (2019). Managing Achilles Pain (the MAP study) – A process evaluation of data collection methods. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 42, 60-66

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

van Kooten, D., Hettinga, FJ., Duffy, K., Jackson, J. and Taylor, MJD., (2018). Are there associations with age and sex in walking stability in healthy older adults?. Gait and Posture. 60, 65-70

Lausen, A., Marsland, L., Head, S., Jackson, J. and Lausen, KB., (2018). Modified Pilates as an adjunct to standardphysiotherapy care for urinaryincontinence: a mixed methods pilot for arandomised controlled trial. BMC Women's Health. 18 (16), 16-

Coughlan, D., Taylor, MJD. and Jackson, J., (2018). The impact of warm-up on youth golfer clubhead speed and self-reported shot quality. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 13 (5), 828-834

Bungay, H., Jackson, J. and Lord, S., (2016). Exploring assistant practitioners? views of their role and training. Nursing Standard. 30 (30), 46-52

Shaughnessy, L. and Jackson, J., (2015). Introduction of a new ward round approach in a cardiothoracic critical care unit. Nursing in Critical Care

Jackson, JM., Bungay, H., Smyth, H. and Lord, S., (2015). The status of assistant practitioners in the NHS. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 21 (4), 186-189

Grants and funding


Physiotherapy students and the transformation of the physiotherapy workforce



Evaluation Scoping-A Better Start Southend

Pre school learning Alliance


Modified Pilates as an adjunct to standard physiotheraphy care for urinary incontinence: A pilot study

Colchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


+44 (0) 1206 874277


ESA.3.27, Colchester Campus

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