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Professor Sarah Tyson (FCSP, MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Professor Sarah Tyson

Role: Professor of Rehabilitation

Tel: 44 (0)161 306 7781


School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Jean McFarlane Building

University of Manchester

Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL 




Sarah trained as a physiotherapist at Sheffield Hallam University in the early 80’s, Clinical work specialising in neurological rehabilitation in the UK and New Zealand led to MSc in Rehabilitation Studies at Southampton University and then teaching physiotherapy at Brunel University where she also completed her PhD in stroke rehabilitation. She moved Back Up North to Manchester in 2001 working first at the University of Manchester and then the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford, where she was the Associate Head of School for research and led the Rehabilitation Research Group. She joined the University of Manchester in 2012. She has over 100 publications and £4million of research funding from the Dept of Health, NIHR, research councils, medical charities, professional bodies and the Knowledge Transfer Partnership/Technology Strategy Board.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Academic lead, Greater Manchester Major Trauma Rehabilitation Network               
  • Fellow of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy                                                                          
  • Patron, Greater Manchester Neurological Alliance                                                 


Fellow of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy




Sarah is professor of rehabilitation and leads the Long Term Conditions Research Group in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. She is also part of the University’s cross faculty Stroke and Vascular Research Centre. Her research work focuses on rehabilitation of long term conditions, particularly stroke

Clinically, she works closely with stroke units across Manchester to commission and implement high quality, evidence based rehabilitation services.

She teaches on undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes on evidence based practice and research methodologies.


I teach evidence based practice, statistics and research methods and supervise research dissertations on undergraduate and post-graduate courses within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.