Sam Targett

Course Lead BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy & Senior Lecturer

Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542773

I am the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. I’ve been a Chartered Physiotherapist since 2007 and my clinical background is working with people with Cardiorespiratory conditions. I’ve worked in a range of secondary care settings in the UK specialising in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy for Adults and Children, including the UK's largest Cardiothoracic specialist centre. Prior to my role at Worcester I was part of the teaching team for the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme at the University of Lincoln. I also have experience of supporting and managing students in clinical practice for several Allied Health professions, having been clinical practice and placement lead for a large NHS trust so I have a lot of clinical experience of working with undergraduate health students from all disciplines. I love working with and supporting AHP students both academically and in practice and am privileged to be part of such a innovative and supportive team here at Worcester.


PGCE Medical & Healthcare Education - Anglia Ruskin University 2016

MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy - Queen Margaret University 2007

BSc (hons) Sports Science - University of Surrey 2002

Teaching Interests

I teach across all years of the Physiotherapy degree and on both BSc and MSc (Pre-registration) programmes. I teach Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy for Adults and Children across all year groups as well as Foundation Sciences for Physiotherapy (Pathophysiology) in year 1 of the BSc programme and Essential Physiotherapy Practice 1 on the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme. I am involved in Practice Placement education and the Coaching for Practice sessions that support it across first and second year on both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy degrees. I am also a Personal Academic Tutor to Physiotherapy students.

Research Interests

My research interests include exercise in people with Chronic Lung Disease and the use of Simulation in Undergraduate Physiotherapy Education.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

Health and Care Professions Council Registered (HCPC)

Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC)

Recent Publications

Taylor D, Jenkins AR, Parrott K Benham, A, Targett, S and Jones, A. 2021.

Efficacy of unsupervised exercise in adults with obstructive lung disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Thorax Published Online First: 08 March 2021. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-216007

Presentation on the use of Simulation Technology as part of Cardiorespiratory Teaching, TAMK University, Tampere, Finland, October 2019. 

Poster Presentation at The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) Conference, April 2019, titled: A Tool-Box Approach: A new way of delivering an MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) Cardiorespiratory Curriculum.  

External Roles