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Steve Wanless

Associate Professor

Email:
stephen.wanless@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)121 331 7069
Extra Mile Winner

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Researcher of the Year

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Stephen is an Associate Professor in Posture, Movement and Handling and Clinical Lead within the Centre for Excellence in Posture, Movement and Handling within the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University. He has an interest in the integration of wearable technology to support practical moving and handling skills training and its use to assess posture and change behaviour in healthcare, sport and industry and the development of e-learning packages to promote competence with moving and handling theory.

Stephen has been leading the way in the development of patient handling simulation as learning and teaching tools to improve the delivery of moving and handling education at Birmingham City University. His work has been presented nationally and internationally in the use of biomechanics training within moving and handling education. He has a clinical background in critical care nursing and is passionate about the integration of high quality patient handling and management skills education into healthcare curriculum.

The Centre of Excellence in Posture, Movement and Handling was created by the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University with a mission to become the leading, internationally recognised, agency in the provision, promotion, training, research and development of moving and handling education and training.

Stephen has a clinical background in critical care nursing and is passionate about the integration of high quality patient handling and management skills education into healthcare curriculum.

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