Ngozi Onuegbu

Ngozi is Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Practice Education Lead at the School of Human Sciences.

Dr. Ngozi is an experienced physiotherapist with over 15 years of practice. She holds a Master's and PhD in Physiotherapy, with a research focus on Neuromotor Development and profiling variations in infant neuromotor development. Dr. Ngozi has worked in full-time clinical practice and community paediatric rehabilitation in Nigeria, as well as in senior administrative roles in research, regulation, and accreditation of physiotherapy (and other medical rehabilitation professions) practice and training with the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria. Additionally, she has served as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in the physiotherapy programme at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, where she established the first physiotherapy clinic in the University Hospital and led an accreditation team for the accreditation of the first MSc in Physiotherapy Programme in Ghana. Dr. Ngozi's work has been focused on building the Ghanaian Physiotherapy workforce in Research and Academics.

Ngozi currently teaches on three modules:
PT7001 which is Applied Sciences for Physiotherapy Practice; this is year-long module taken by pre-registration Physiotherapy students in the first year of their programme to support the development and application of knowledge and understanding of biological (anatomy and physiology), psychological, and social aspects of human sciences to deal with issues affecting health and wellbeing, within a biopsychosocial context. The teaching and learning focus on developing understanding of human functioning, including the exploration of dysfunction and recovery processes.
PT5W50 and PT6W50 which are Practice Education 1 and 2 respectively. These modules are aimed at supporting students to complete mandatory practice education elements required to apply for professional membership with the CSP and graduate with eligibility to register as a Physiotherapist. This module gives students the opportunity to further consolidate their theoretical knowledge, understanding, practical and clinical skills to make the transition to an entry level Physiotherapist. In addition, it will enable them embed core professional practice requirements such as working within their expanding scope of practice, managing own workload, maintaining own health, multi-disciplinary working including with service users, clinical governance, information management and continuing professional development (CPD) under the guidance of clinical educators within a healthcare environment. In this module, Ngozi facilitates clinical simulations and mandatory training for the first and second year pre-reg masters students.
Ngozi contributes to other modules as an instructor in Foundations for Physiotherapy Practice, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1 and 2 as well as Leadership and Service Improvement.
Dr Ngozi Onuegbu
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Practice Education Lead