About Us

GMAHPR Committee Members
The Greater Manchester AHP Research Network was recently re-launched to promote multi-professional and service user research by bringing together AHPs; researchers, academics, clinicians, students and experts in research and service user involvement.

The membership of this AHP network is drawn from representatives from clinical and academic organisations in Greater Manchester area and representatives from each of the AHP professional groups.

We aim to provide:

  • information about research opportunities and resources,
  • an environment to enhance research collaborations
  • a signposting service for research funding opportunities,
  • a meaningful channel to communicate your ideas and questions
  • a portal to transfer knowledge and evidence
  • mini-workshops on research methodology,
  • mentorship and 1:1 support.

By providing excellent opportunities for networking and for collaborative clinically-based research, we aim to enhance research outputs across the Allied Health Professions and facilitate translation of research funding into education and practice

Please check the policies and the meetings on CAHPR strategy.


Committee Members

 Abebaw Yohannes 05 Prof Abebaw Yohannes
Prof Abebaw Yohannes, Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Gerontology, Dept of Health Professions, MMU

Prof Yohannes’ specialist training was in Geriatric Medicine focusing on mood disorders and rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was awarded an MSc in Geriatric Medicine in 1997 and a PhD in Geriatric Medicine in 2002 both from the University of Manchester. In 2011, Prof Yohannes became a fellow of the Amercian College of Chest Physicians.

Email A.Yohannes@mmu.ac.uk

Julie Marshall Dr Julie Marshall
Dr Julie Marshall, Reader in Communication Disability and Development, Dept of Health Professions, MMU

Julie is a Speech and Language Therapist with 28 years of experience educating speech and language therapists and training SLTs and other professionals, in the UK and Africa. She is an experienced researcher, mainly using qualitative research methods, and carried out research in the UK, Uganda and Tanzania. Her research and practice focus on the development of services for people with communication disabilities in under–served contexts (particularly Low and Middle Income countries) and culture and cultural competence. She supervises PhD students and it passionate about supporting others to become researchers.

Email j.e.marshall@mmu.ac.uk
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Yeliz Prior

Dr Yeliz Prior
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Dr Yeliz Prior, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research, University of Salford & Advanced Clinical Specialist OT, Mid Cheshire NHS Trust

Yeliz is a leading clinical researcher, specialising in rehabilitation of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.  She is an experienced mixed methods researcher and delivered a number of epidemiological and qualitative studies to include psychometric testing of PROMs, randomised clinical trials (RCTs), large longitudinal population surveys and systematic reviews, all of which are published in high impact peer review journals. She supervises postgraduate research students, mentors clinicians interested in partaking in research and offers clinical supervision and training via www.priorandpriorconsultancy.com as the lead consultant.

Email y.prior@salford.ac.uk


Dr Emilia Michou
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 Duncan-Robertson Mr Duncan Robertson
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Ms Emma Spellman
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Jane McAdam Dr Jane McAdam
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Dr Jane McAdam, Director of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Podiatry, University of Salford

Dr Jane McAdam, Director of Prosthetics & Orthotics and Podiatry, led the consultation with NHS Podiatry Services NW, Health Education North West and the College of Podiatry.