David Rees

School: School Of Allied Health, Midwifery And Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer In Rehabilitation Sciences


Location: 6th Floor, Hunter Wing, St Georges University of London


David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 with first class honours and was offered a post as reserve team physiotherapist at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. After two years working in professional football he joined the NHS and worked at several major London hospitals gaining experience in the areas of musculoskeletal, orthopaedics and hand therapy.

Whilst working as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Chelsea and Westminster David successfully gained a place on the NIHR funded Masters of Research in Clinical Practice (MResCP) at St. Georges, University of London. David undertook research into the role of physiotherapy assessment in predicting running injury and was awarded the prize for Outstanding Achievement at graduation.

David returned to clinical work and also worked part-time at Brunel University teaching musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He then joined St. Georges, University of London as a Senior Lecturer in 2017 and continues to teach musculoskeletal physiotherapy alongside reach methods. He also lectures on the postgraduate masters courses, focusing on the role of physical activity and exercise throughout the life span.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MRes, Masters of Research in Clinical Practice, St. Georges, University of London
  • BSc(Hons), Physiotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University
  • BSc(Hons), Sports Science, Brighton University

Professional experience

  • 2017 - present
    Senior Lecturer, St. Georges, University of London
  • 2013 - 2017
    Band 7 Specialist MSK Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • 2015 - 2016
    Associate Lecturer, Brunel University
  • 2010 - 2013
    Band 6 Rotational MSK Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • 2010 - 2010
    Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist, Homerton University Hospital, London
  • 2009 - 2009
    Band 6 Locum MSK Physiotherapist, St. Thomas' Hospital, London
  • 2009 - 2009
    BAnd 6 Locum MSK Physiotherapist, University College London Hospital
  • 2007 - 2009
    Reserve Team Physiotherapist, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Professional registration and membership

  • Chartered Physiotherapist, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of HCPS, Health and Care Professions Council