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Dr Josephine Ampiah

Dr Josephine Ampiah

ampiahj2@lsbu.ac.uk

Physiotherapy, Sports Rehab & Chiropractic

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1752-2027 (unauthenticated)

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I am a Musculoskeletal physiotherapist and chronic pain researcher. I joined LSBU in 2021, as a lecturer in physiotherapy within the Institute of Health and Social Care. I completed my MSc in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 and completed my PhD titled; “Chronic Low Back Pain: A Representation of Liminality in Illness Identity and Professional Identity” at the University of Nottingham in 2022.

I lead modules within the Division of Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation and mainly teach research methods and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I serve as the admissions tutor for Physiotherapy. My research interests are qualitative and mixed methods research focused on chronic pain management, biopsychosocial/interprofessional approach to care, assessment of service delivery and health promotion. My most current research is focused on understanding how sociocultural and professional/health systems affect chronic pain management, to facilitate change implementation, especially in low resourced settings.

The contributions of my PhD were recognized with the Dean Moore Award- an endowed prize at the University of Nottingham in 2021. I have been a recipient of grants from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.

Courses taught

Physiotherapy - BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy - MSc (Pre-Registration)

PhD Physiotherapy

University of Nottingham

2017
2022
MSc.

Sheffield Hallam University

2012
2014
Teaching Assistant
University of Nottingham

2020
2020
Education
Assistant Lecturer
University of Ghana

2015
2020
Education
International Association for the Study of Pain
2018
"Keep Moving but Carefully": Back pain beliefs among NHS Staff
PATIENTS’ SATISFACTION WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC MECHANICAL NECK PAIN IN PHYSIOTHERAPY DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN IBADAN, NIGERIA: A MIXED-METHOD STUDY.

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Chronic Low Back Pain Beliefs and Management Practices in Africa: Time for a Re-think?
Ampiah, J., Moffatt, F., Diver, C. and Ampiah, PK (2019). Chronic Low Back Pain Beliefs and Management Practices in Africa: Time for a Re-think? Musculoskeletal Care. 17 (4), pp. 376-381. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1424

Operationalisation of a biopsychosocial approach for the non-pharmacological management of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review
Ampiah, P.K., Hendrick, P, Moffatt, F. and Ampiah, J. (2020). Operationalisation of a biopsychosocial approach for the non-pharmacological management of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Musculoskeletal Care. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1462

Patients’ Satisfaction with In-patient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Services at a Tertiary Facility in Ghana
Ampiah, P.K., Ahenkorah, J. and Karikari, M. (2018). Patients’ Satisfaction with In-patient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Services at a Tertiary Facility in Ghana. Journal of Patient Experience. https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373518793144

A Qualitative Investigation of the Psychosocial Impact of Chronic Low Back Pain in Ghana
Ampiah, J., Moffatt, F., Diver, C. and Ampiah, P. K. (2023). A Qualitative Investigation of the Psychosocial Impact of Chronic Low Back Pain in Ghana. BMJ Open. 13 (7). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073538

Understanding how patients' pain beliefs influence chronic low back pain management in Ghana: a grounded theory approach.
Ampiah, J., Moffatt, F., Diver, C. and Ampiah, P.K. (2022). Understanding how patients' pain beliefs influence chronic low back pain management in Ghana: a grounded theory approach. BMJ Open. 12 (12), p. e061062. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061062