Matt Zasada

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8725 0321

Location: Level 2, Grosvenor Wing.


Matt graduated as a physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2004. He began his career at Bristol Royal Infirmary and after brief periods in specialist rehabilitation and respiratory roles, Matt moved to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Central Surrey Health, before joining the Kingston and St George's Joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

As well as academic work, Matt also has an interest in elite disability sport focusing on the biomechanical assessment of elite wheelchair use.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, University of Brighton
  • PgCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Accredited Clinical Educators Scheme
  • BSc(Hons), Physiotherapy at Coventry University

Professional experience

  • 2015 - present
    Senior Lecturer Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education
  • 2012 - 2015
    Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy Practice Education, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education
  • 2008 - 2013
    Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Central Surrey Health
  • 2010 - 2011
    Local Capacity Improvement and Service Redesign Project Manager, Quality Innovation and Change Team, Central Surrey Health,
  • 2007 - 2008
    Senior Physiotherapist, Respiratory, Bristol Royal Infirmary,
  • 2006 - 2007
    Senior Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation, Bristol Royal Infirmary,
  • 2004 - 2006
    Junior Physiotherapist, Rotational, Bristol Royal Infirmary,

Professional registration and membership

  • Member, Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Member, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Grants and funding

  • 2014 - 2014
    Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists small projects grant
  • 2011
    Arthritis Research UK AHP Education Training Bursary


Matt has consulted on the biomechanical assessment of elite wheelchair use in national and international disabled athletes.