Gavin Hayden

Gavin Hayden (4)

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Department of Allied Health

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855363

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy within the School of Allied Health & the Community. I am a qualified Sport Scientist & Physiotherapist. After completing my degree in Sport Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, I spent a year working as a Physiotherapy Assistant before deciding to undertake a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. I worked for 8 years in Glasgow Royal Infirmary gaining a diverse range of experiences of Physiotherapy in a variety of clinical areas. I found a deep interest in rehabilitation of patients ranging from Medical / Respiratory through to Stroke.

After relocating to the West Midlands, I worked for 3 years in a Community Hospital in Shropshire as the Lead Inpatient Physiotherapist before deciding to embark on a long held ambition to teach in Higher Education. I worked as a Lecturer / Practitioner in Skills & Simulation on the Undergraduate Nursing Degree Programme for nearly 3 years, before successfully gaining my current post in Physiotherapy in 2019.


BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science (University of Strathclyde)   
MSc Rehabilitation Science (Physiotherapy) (Glasgow Caledonian University)   
PGCE Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of higher education, teaching at all levels. I try to ensure that my teaching is as engaging, interactive and inclusive as possible for the students, with a strong emphasis on the Flipped Classroom model of teaching. In this way, I hope to encourage my students towards a deeper understating of the topic area and explore this through peer learning activities and clinical reasoning. Having worked teaching student nurses for nearly 3 years, I love to promote the concept of inter-professional learning, working across professional boundaries with our Occupational Therapy colleagues.

Professional Bodies

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Health and Care Professions Council Registered (HCPC)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Hayden, G., Milne, H.C., Patterson, M.J., & Nimmo, M.A. (2004) The reproducibility of closed-pouch sweat collection and thermoregulatory responses to exercise-heat stress. European Journal of Applied Physiology, May; Vol.91, 5-6: 748-51.

Hayden G. & Gray H. (2006) Laptop computer inputting devices: effects on upper trapezius activity & perceived comfort, In Renewing a Century of Commitment to a Healthy, Safe & Productive Working Life, Proceedings of the 28th International Congress on Occupational Health, Milan, Italy, 11th 16th June 2006, p10.

Gray H. & Hayden G. (2006) Laptop computer inputting devices: effects on upper trapezius activity & perceived comfort, In Pikaar R.N., Koningveld E.A.P. & Settels P.J.M. (ed.) Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics, Proceedings of the 16th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Maastricht, Netherlands, 10th 14th July, Elsevier Ltd., pp2034-2039.