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'I'm very interested to learn from patients' - Dr Emma Salt

Emma Salt

Tuesday 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020, which is a day to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. 

We will be sharing the stories of some of the extraordinary women in science whoo are working within research at the Trust.


Dr Emma Salt - Consultant Physiotherapist

Emma originally qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1993. She went on to gain an MSc in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2000 at University College London and a PhD in 2014 from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Currently, Emma works as a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

In 2015, Emma was awarded ‘Clinician of the year’ (the first non-medical member of staff to achieve this award). In addition the Trust nominated her for ‘employee of the year’ to the Burton Mail Business Awards 2015 where she was one of three finalists. Most recently, in 2019, she was nominated for the Trust ‘Research and Innovation Award’ where she was again one of three finalists.  She was highly commended for her ability to think innovatively and lead a team.

Emma’s clinical and research areas of interest are in the management of persistent shoulder pain. Her most recent research interests are in machine learning methodologies and how this has the potential to positively affect patient care and reduce unwarranted variation in clinical practice.

Emma believes that as a clinician you can help those who you come directly in contact with.  As a woman of science and research you have the potential to make changes to healthcare that will influence many more people.  Why would you only want to help few if you have an opportunity to help many?