Janet Thomas (United Kingdom)

Janet has served as the IPTOP representative from AGILE Chartered Physiotherapists working with older people in the UK. Janet is a former AGILE Secretary and Chair, holding national posts in AGILE from 2006 to 2013 and positions on the AGILE Scotland committee from 2005 to 2019.

Janet has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 30 years holding a variety of posts, in England initially but for the past 30 years in Scotland. Janet is a Team Lead Physiotherapist in the NHS in Fife working as a job share in that role within an older persons assessment and rehabilitation service.

Janet is a part time lecturer in Queen Margaret University where she has a particular interest in practice based learning. Janet also teaches for Later Life Training on their Postural Stability Instructors courses. Janet is the co-founder of Physiotalk, a tweetchat community run by physiotherapists for physiotherapists, and is passionate about the role social media can play in continuing professional development.

Janet’s research and subsequent publications have been diverse, from falls risk to Twitter-based research in recent years.

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