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Sherrie Choy


School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

01752 636700


Role Summary

I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK (CSP). I have worked as a physiotherapist since 1999 in both private and acute hospitals oversea. I then moved to Plymouth and worked as senior physiotherapist in the NHS in both Cornwall and Plymouth for 10 years before joining the School of Health and Wellbeing as an associate lecturer in 2017. I am passionate about clinical teaching and mentoring, and has been visiting lecturer of the physiotherapy department in other university. During my teaching career, I have acheived fellowship in the Higher Education Academy in 2018. I am currently teaching Master of Osteopathy medicine, both undergraduate and postgraduate sport therapy and rehabilitation programmes. I enjoyed doing research to enhance evidence-based practice in healthcare and patient-centred care for chronic disease groups.


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Diploma in Acupuncture, the Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Exercise Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist


Currently involved with teaching and module leading undergraduate and postgraduate level. Teaching methods include lecturing, conduction practical sessions using web-based resources, problem-solving and case scenario approach aligning with recommendation in healthcare education.


Module Leadership


  • OMEC04 Human Physiology and Functional Anatomy (Master of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • SREM04 Injury Management (MSc Sport rehabilitation)
  • UMJD90 Route leader of Engaging with Learning: Sport therapy, Sport rehabilitation and Osteopathic Medicine (Year 1)
  • STYD04 Manual therapy of spine (BSc Sport therapy & BSc sport rehabilitation)



BSc (Hons) Sport therapy

BSc (Hons)Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise

MSc Sport rehabilitation

Master of Osteopathic medicine

Undergradute and Postgraduate dissertation supervision


Musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitaion

evidence-based practice in healthcare

Exercise prescription for chronic disease groups


Journal articles:


Howard W, Burgess J,  Vrhovnik B,  Stringer C,  Choy ST,  Marsden JF,  Gedikoglou IA, Shum GL. Humeral elevation reduces the dynamic control ratio of the shoulder muscles during internal rotation. J Sci Med Sport 2017;20:344-348.

Knapman HJ, Fallon T,  O'Connor M,  Titmus LA,  Choy ST,  Hornsby C,  Marsden JF, Shum GL. The effect of elastic therapeutic taping on lumbar extensor isokinetic performance. Phys Ther Sport 2016;25:9-14.

Shum G, Whittingham W, Cinnamond S, Choy S and Hough A. Cervical Radiograph of a Patient with Cervicogenic Dizziness. Journal of Spine. 2016, 5:3.


Conference proceedings:

Choy S and Barnett M. The evaluation of a home-based COPD pulmonary rehabilitation programme. An international multidisciplinary meeting on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2008. Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Expert Membership of professional bodies

Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) registered Physiotherapist, United Kingdom 

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (United Kingdom)

Member of the Acupuncture association of chartered physiotherapists (AACP), UK

Certified member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists UK (AACP)

Member of Sports Therapy Organisation

Roles on external bodies

Registered health professional of the British Lung Foundation

Other Interests

Before joining Univerisity of St Mark and St John in 2017, I have worked as a senior physiotherapist for 7 years in Hong Kong and 10 years in the NHS in various in-patient, out-patient and community settings.

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