Ms Joanne Perkins
Lecturer in Osteopathy
Interprofessional Health
Telephone: (01792) 518601

Jo Perkins was born in Hornchurch, Essex and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, London in 1988. Currently, Jo is a tutor at the universities on-site osteopathy clinic - where she mentors our students. Recently, Jo has taken up a teaching role and will be involved in the Autonomous Practice sessions that students take on the M.Ost programme and setting up an Expectant Mother's Clinic. She also teaches at Cardiff Metropolitan University on the Complementary Therapies Degree Programme and also teaches for Teach Therapy for 10-12 days a year to complementary therapists.

Jo has attained to date, a diploma in Osteopathy (1988), Counselling Theory and Practice (1994) and has also completed the PGCE (2004).

In terms of research, Jo is interested in the areas of Paediatrics and Expectant Mothers.

Outside of university, Jo is learning Welsh and is highly involved in her church. She takes a Sunday school class for 7-11 year olds and also prepares lunch for retired folk.

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Teaching

  • SHF105 Osteopathic Skills 1

    This module introduces the students to the concepts of osteopathic practice as well as the core clinical skills of basic life skills, patient moving and handling, and anatomical principles. It provides the foundation skills for all subsequent osteopathic skills modules for the programme.

  • SHF106 Osteopathic Skills 2

    This module continues to introduce the students to the concepts of osteopathic practice with regards to clinical decision making, patient management and key osteopathic clinical skills. In conjunction with Osteopathic Skills 1, it provides the foundation skills for all subsequent osteopathic skills modules for the programme.

  • SHF302 Continuing Personal and Professional Development

    This module considers key issues in osteopathy and health care practice based on reflection from student placements and learning. This module will be delivered through group discussion and feedback sessions.

  • SHFM01 Autonomous Osteopathic Practice

    The student will demonstrate within this module the knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to seek registration with the General Osteopathy Council (GOsC).