Rebecca Lees

Rebecca Lees (3)

Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Practice Education)

Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542023

I have been a physiotherapist for 6 years, working for local NHS trusts primarily in senior rotational roles. I have wide and varied professional practice experience in musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, respiratory, acute medical, surgical, ITU, and stroke rehabilitation.

I am particularly enthusiastic about practice education and have helped support and develop many students in different settings. I enjoy building relationships with local practice partners and helping our students prepare for their clinical placements. I joined the University of Worcester in October 2018.

Outside of work my interests include running and triathlon. I am a committee member for a newly affiliated running club, with a particular passion for improving inclusivity for the local community and the visually impaired. I also represent the GB Age-Group team at the European level in Middle Distance Duathlon.


BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy     
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ongoing)

Teaching & Research


I teach and support students on both the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy BSc programmes, promoting inter-professional learning. I am module leader for:

OCTH1100 and PTHY1100 – Practice Placement 1   
OCTH3100 and PTHY3100 – Practice Placement 4

I deliver teaching on preparation for practice and coaching for practice across all Practice Placement modules.


Practice Education

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Registered with the HCPC

Working towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Recent Publications

'The Challenges and Benefits of Using Mobile Devices in Practice Settings' (Clouder, Adefila, Lees 2013) Poster Presentation Physiotherapy Congress 2013

Wells, A., Lees, R., Frank, H. (2021) Developing and delivering a virtual assistive technology training programme for mobility aids in Papua New Guinea. Virtual Physiotherapy UK November 2021 - Online, United Kingdom

External Roles

Practicing Senior Chartered Physiotherapist – Medical & Respiratory, Trauma & Orthopaedics