2020 applicants

Barry Pryer

Senior Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
 Barry Pryer
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    +44 (0) 1206 872106

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    ESA.3.9, Colchester Campus

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Graduated from University of Bradford in Physiotherapy in 1998 Worked for Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust for 5 years, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In October 2002, moved into teaching at the Colchester Institute. In 2009 became the programme lead for BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Part-time) programme at the University of Essex. In 2012 gained MSc in Medical and Clinical Education, in which I undertook research to explore Students responses to audio-recorded feedback. The impact of this research has been positive and audio-recorded feedback is integrated into my teaching and assessment approach. Research Interests: In 2013, I embarked upon PhD study. The project is exploring how gait (walking) and balance change through normal ageing and how physiotherapists can utilise measures of gait and balance as useful predictors of health challenges as we age.


  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • MSc Medical and Clinical Education

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


University of Essex

  • Appeals Officer, University of Essex (1/5/2016 - 1/10/2020)

  • Progress and Assessment Officer, University of Essex (1/12/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • External Examiner, University of Southampton (1/2/2017 - present)

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Education Rep, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (31/1/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Gait speed Adaptations and Cognition in the Community-dwelling ageing population (Poster Presentation at ER-WCPT Liverpool November 2016)

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2016

The effect of static night extension splinting on proximal interphalangeal joint extension in children with camptodactyly (Poster presented at the British Association of Hand Therapists Annual Conference, Liverpool, 2021 November 2015)

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2015

Students responses to audio-recorded feedback as a formative feedback mechanism: an exploratory study (Poster Presentation at Physiotherapy UK Conference Oct 2014)


Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (SE212)

  • Contexts of Physiotherapy Practice (SE215)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology (SE751)

  • Physiotherapy Led Assessment (SE753)


+44 (0) 1206 872106


ESA.3.9, Colchester Campus

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