I am employed as a senior lecturer in clinical trials at Keele University. I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 from the University of Leeds and worked clinically in the UK NHS and private sector for a number of years. In 2007 I entered academia as a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University before moving to the University of Sheffield in 2011 to take up a research post.
In 2014 I completed a PhD relating to the assessment and management of rotator cuff tendinopathy. In addition to this I have also undertaken further post-graduate clinical training as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Services Research and a Postgraduate certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.
I have, and continue to, lecture and facilitate courses across the UK, Europe and Australia.
I have published widely in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and research methods, examples include:
Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Chance-Larsen K (2015). Therapeutic exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy;a systematic review of contextual factors and prescription parameters. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 38(2), 95-106.
Littlewood C, Bateman M, Clark D, Selfe J, Watkinson D, Walton M, Funk L (2015). Rehabilitationfollowing repair of the rotator cuff: a systematic review. Shoulder & Elbow, 7, 115-124.
Littlewood C & Bateman M (2015). Rehabilitation following repair of the rotator cuff: a surveyof current UK practice. Shoulder & Elbow, 7, 193-204.
Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters S (2014). Self-managed exercise versus usualphysiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a pilot randomisedcontrolled trial. Physiotherapy, 100, 54-60.
Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters S (2014). Patients with rotator cuff tendinopathycan self-manage, but with certain caveats: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, 100, 80-85.
Littlewood C, May S, Walters S (2013). A review of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of conservative interventions for rotator cuff disorders. Shoulder & Elbow, 5(3), 151-167.
Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Bateman M, Stace R, May S, Walters S (2013). The central nervous system - an additional consideration in 'rotatorcuff tendinopathy' and a potential basis for understanding response to loadedtherapeutic exercise. Manual Therapy, 18, 468-472.