Glykeria Skamagki


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PhD projects

Wellbeing in the workplace, occupational health focusing on the ageing workforce and its subgroups, musculoskeletal health at work, education and curriculum exploration/pedagogies accross countries


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Personal profile


I graduated as a Physiotherapist from the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010 and worked as a clinician before moving to the UK to continue my studies. I then undertook an MSc in Applying Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 while working in the private sector and sports. Later on, I specialised in the management of musculoskeletal conditions focusing on occupational health. 

I joined academia in 2014, teaching both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham.

I completed my PGCert inAcedimc Practice in Higher education in 2015 and was awarded as a Senior fellow 3 years later. I have also completed my PhD studies at Coventry University using a Mixed Methods Research design.

The title of my thesis was:  Management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace from the perspective of older employees: A mixed methods research study. 

Recently I joined the British Academy as an Early Career Researcher working toward themes related to the current sustainable goals. Since 2019, I am the Research Officer for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE).

I am open to new research projects and PhD supervision. 

Research interests

  1. Occupational health and safety and musculoskeletal disorders
  2. Climate/ environment change and Health and wellbeing
  3. Public health and projects related to Social sciences 
  4. Education  and internationalisation of the curriculum
  5. Mixed methods research (as a methodology)

Glykeria’s main interests relate to wellbeing in the workplace for either prevention, management or return-to-work. She is interested in sustaining employability until retirement, and she is focusing on supporting all subgroups of the workforce and particularly the older employees, women and those with chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Glykeria in general enjoys working on topics around occupational health and safety, musculoskeletal disorders and public health issues. In addition, she is very enthusiastic as an educator therefore research interests expand on teaching and learning strategies, internationalisation of the curriculum and innovative ways to teach and support our students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Applying Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Exploring 2nd ACL injury in basketball players), Sheffield Hallam University


Award Date: 6 Feb 2023

Doctor of Philosophy, Management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace from the perspective of older employees: A mixed methods research study, Coventry University


Award Date: 14 Jan 2022

Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy (Effects of a 3 month class exercise program on Parkinson disease patients), International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, Greece


Award Date: 10 May 2010

External positions

Queen Margaret University

Apr 2021 → …


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