Dr Gill YeowellSenior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer, and a state registered, chartered physiotherapist. I teach on the undergraduate, postgraduate physiotherapy programmes and the Professional Doctorate. I am currently undertaking a Post Doctoral Secondment at the Research Enterprise and Development (RED) Office.


Exemplary Researcher Award - 2012 RIHSC Annual Conference

Specialist Areas

Diversity, especially ethnic diversity

Research Interests

Active ageing in the older person
Culture and cultural competence
Physiotherapy interventions £1,250.00 RIHSC funding for G Yeowell and S Hartley: Older adults' perceptions of participating in community exercise groups. Awarded 2012

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC)
The HE Academy

Editorships and Consultancies

Reviewer for Physiotherapy

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Wilson, S., King, M., Yeowell, G. and Wibberley, C. (2016) "Disclosure decisions within transition narratives: How ex-drug users decide what information to share when working towards employment in the substance misuse field", Journal of Substance Use, 1-6.

Yeowell, G. (In press) "'Isn't it all Whites?' Ethnic diversity and the physiotherapy profession", in Physiotherapy, early online
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2013.01.004

Yeowell, G. (2013) "'Oh my gosh I'm going to have to undress': Potential barriers to greater ethnic diversity in the physiotherapy profession in the United Kingdom", Physiotherapy

Yeowell, G. (2010) "What are the perceived needs of Pakistani women in the North west of England in relation to physiotherapy, and to what extent do they feel their needs are being met?", Physiotherapy, 96, 257–263.

Conference Presentations

Hartley, S., Yeowell, G. & Brown, L. (2012) "Exercise Support Groups: Maximising Participation for Community-Living Older Adults", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 8th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 2-3 July

Current Teaching Input

Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Postgraduate: MSc Advanced physiotherapy programme
Professional Doctorate

Other Responsibilities

Internal examiner for research degrees
Independent Reviewer for research degrees

PhD supervisor to students with a range of methodologies including Mixed Methods and Qualitative Inquiry, who are exploring:
• Meeting the needs of an ethnically diverse population and cultural competence;
• The lived experience of ex-drug users;
• Parkinson's Disease and anxiety and depression;
• The effects of cold water therapy

Gill Yeowell

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


Health Professions Department (Physiotherapy)
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 2472967

Fax: 0161 2476571

Email: g.yeowell@mmu.ac.uk