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Amy Bendall



Professional Head: Physiotherapy & Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences


I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences.  I joined the University in 2013, before this I was a Physiotherapy team leader for Critical Care & Surgery in a large tertiary teaching hospital.

I am the Professional Head of Physiotherapy having started this role in September 2022.  Previous roles include MSc Physiotherapy programme manager (2020-2022); deputy MSc Physiotherapy programme manager (2018-2020); UG Admissions tutor (2014-2018); Level 5 year lead (2016-2018); BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Deputy programme manager (2016-2018).

I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate modules and deliver education to home and international students, predominantly in the topic areas of cardiorespiratory care and professional practice.  I have supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in empirical, systematic review and work-based project approaches.

I obtained SFHEA in 2023; FHEA in 2015 and completed PgCUTL in 2017.  I have also mentored and assessed students undertaking their PGCE within HCARE and I have been a mentor for staff on the Cardiff University Education Fellowship Programme since 2022.














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I was awarded a RCBC First into Research Fellowship from 2022-2023, to explore the experiences of participating in pre-habilitation programmes among people living with and beyond cancer.  

My scholarly work is mainly centered around best practice to prepare students to transition to the registered workforce; development of the physiotherapy role in cardiorespiratory care and employability. 

I currently supervise a range of UG and PGT research projects around these research topic areas.



I am an experienced educator and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  I also obtained a PgCUTL qualification in 2017.  I teach and assess across a range of modules and programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and also supervise UG and PGT research projects.

I have programme management and leadership experience at both UG and PGT.

My teaching topics are closely aligned to my scholarship and engagement activities which centre on the development of the physiotherapy role in cardiorespiratory care; student preparedness to transition from student to registered physiotherapist, and employability. 

I have embraced simulation-based education to support students in developing their competence and confidence in providing cardiorespiratory physiotherapy care.  A particular focus of this work has been on developing students' awareness of emergency respiratory on-call working post-qualification and I have used a variety of simulation techniques and tools for this.  This has also involved collaboration with the Cardiff University Learning & Teaching Academy as part of the University's Virtual Hospital Showcase Project

I have experience as an External Examiner for both undergraduate and MSc pre-registration programmes in the UK.



Education & Qualifications

2017 - Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PgCUTL), Cardiff University

2012 - MSc Physiotherapy, Cardiff University. Awarded with Distinction.

2004 - BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University Wales College of Medicine. Awarded with First Class Honours.


Professional memberships

2023 - present:      Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2016 - 2023:          Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2004 - present:      Physiotherapist Registered with Health & Care Professions Council

2004 - present:      Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Committees and reviewing

  • HCARE School Research and Ethics Committee (SREC) (2019 - present)

  • HCARE School Research & Innovation Committee (2022 - present)

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Welsh Board Committee Member - HEI representative (2022 - present)

  • Welsh Physiotherapy Leaders Advisory Group (WPhLAG) - HEI representative (2022 - present)

  • Elected Committe Member and Journal Co-Editor Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (2017 - present)

  • Physiotherapy Representative, British Thoracic Society, Education & Training Committee (2022 - present)

  • Wales Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) regional network co-lead (2019 - present)

  • External Examiner BSc (Hons) and MSc Pre-reg physiotherapy programme (2018 - present)

  • Physiotherapy Representative, Standards of Care Committee, British Thoracic Society (2018 - 2022)

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) Editorial Board Member (2019 - present)