BACPR Exercise Instructor Training
MSc, Cert Ed, RSA
Annie has extensive experience in strategic and operational management of Health business at national and European level, developing highly effective innovative health prevention and treatment solutions, with expertise in cardiovascular health.Annie is now SLM’s Head of Public Health with responsibility for providing strategic direction to lead and develop dynamic and bespoke community health services, offering a holistic approach to improving the health of local communities.As a qualified teacher and lecturer, Annie has the advantage of extensive academic experience and continues to be a Guest Lecturer at various Universities, including Imperial College London where she teaches on the Masters Preventive Cardiology course. Previously Annie worked as the Physical Activity co-ordinator in a European wide research project and then went on to become the Director of Operations of ‘MyAction’ – a national initiative putting cardiovascular disease prevention first.In addition, Annie is an Assessor and Course Director for the British Association for Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation (BACPR) working with BACPR Training and Education. She is a BACPR national council member and Treasurer.Annie is also a founder member of the BACPR-Exercise Professionals Group of which she was past Chair.Annie has completed a Masters in Physical Activity, Health and Nutrition.
Leeds Metropolitan University
| ||Eve Scarle |
Eve qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of Salford in 2001. Since qualifying she has worked in number of different clinical areas including cardiac rehabilitation. Specialising in Cardiac Rehabilitation in 2003 at Gloucestershire Cardiac Rehabilitation Service. She completed her MSc research in Angioplasty patients’ compliance with cardiac rehabilitation in 2006.
After 3 years of working part-time between Cardiac Rehabilitation and Lecturing for the University of Gloucester Eve has taken up a full-time post as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity. At the University Eve has lead on the development a range of exercise referral classes including Phase IV, GP referral and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Eve recently developed an Exercise DVD for Cardiac Rehabilitation in Gloucestershire that is now available nationally through NHS Ennovations. Eve has also published in the area of Cardiac Rehabilitation and is co-author of a book ‘Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Workbook for use with Group Programmes’.
RGN, DN, CPT MSc
Gwen qualified in 1977 as a state registered nurse
In 1981 she studied Cardiothoracic Nursing at Papworth Hospital.
She then spent 1 year as a night sister followed by 2 years as Sister on the Cardiothoracic Surgical ward at The Brompton Hospital, London
In 1984 she became Senior Sister on the Cardio-vascular ward at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.
In 1987 she qualified as a District Nurse working in this field for 3years
In 1990 she set up and ran the Community Cardiac Rehab services in South Bucks in 1990, combining her cardiac and community nursing experience working closely with the exercise specialists involved in both Phase III and IV classes.
She has an MSc in Advanced Cardio-respiratory Nursing.
She has served on the BACPR Exercise Instructor Training development group since its inception in 1995 and is part of the BACPR Steering Committee.
Gwen is BACPR Exercise Instructor Training Regional Course Director together with Lesley Simpson for the Thames Valley Region but also acts as Course Director in other areas as required
Although she took early retirement from her NHS post Gwen is still actively involved in working with and developing BACPR Exercise Instructor training.
|Joy Martin |
Exercise and Health Behaviour
Joy has worked in Higher Education for over thirty years and as Head of Department this has involved devising, delivering and managing a range of sport, exercise and health related degree programmes awarded by the University of Surrey.In addition to her main career she has been an External Examiner and External Quality Assurer for a number of Universities and key awarding bodies such as OCR; she currently continues this work for SkillsActive - largely in the University sector as they embed exercise and health related vocational qualifications in degree programmes.Joy is a founder member of the development team that devised and launched the BACR (now BACPR) Phase IV Instructor Training course in 1992 and has continued to be an active member of the development, delivery and assessment team to the present day. Joy has lectured and instructed across the major exercise science academic and practical subject areas and continues to teach circuit and Pilate’s classes for both cardiac rehabilitation and non-cardiac rehabilitation populations.
| ||Karen Cradock,|
Karen Cradock has worked extensively in rehabilitation both cardiac and medical in Ireland, England, New Zealand and Australia for almost twenty years.She completed a research masters in 2006 examining the role of exercise in patients with heart failure and was a pioneer in setting up heart failure rehabilitation services in heart failure in Ireland.She is currently Therapy Lead on the National Heart Failure Clinical Programme with the Health Service Executive where she continues to promote the role of Physiotherapy in the care of patients with heart failure.
She worked in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin for thirteen years until November 2014 before concentrating on developing Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Physiotherapy.She now runs clinics in Mount Merrion Community Centre and Medfit Proactive Healthcare in Dublin as well as Killashee Leisure Centre in Naas.Karen chaired a subgroup from the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation that explored phase IV cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland and the training needs.She worked with a group of 12 specialists from throughout the country to identify an appropriate training course. She is now tutor for the BACPR working with colleagues from the UK delivering training programmes.
As Vice President of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation she chairs the education committee and was also part of a committee to complete the Irish National Guidelines in 2013.In July 2015, Karen was awarded Specialist Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Ireland in recognition of her work in cardiac rehabilitation
| ||Lesley Simpson |
Dip. Health and Fitness, Cert Ed, RSA TDLB 32/33
Lesley works as part of a multi-disciplinary team and is the clinical exercise lead for the Janssen Health Care Innovation “Care4today Heart Healthcare” programme. Janssen Health Care Innovation are working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust to execute a study designed to determine if short term and long term interventions improve prognosis and reduce readmissions. In this role she is responsible for coordinating the exercise component of the Phase III cardiac rehabilitation and prevention programme in Buckinghamshire. She is also responsible for reporting and evaluating the programme and is expected to provide senior clinical leadership and supervision to the Phase III and Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme. She is responsible for managing and developing the team of BACPR exercise professionals who deliver the exercise component. Lesley has worked as part of the development team of the “BACPR Phase IV Instructor Training” since its conception and is an Internal Verifier for the course. She is a BACPR Regional Course Director and sits on the BACPR Education Steering Committee. Lesley is also involved with developing and tutoring the one day “BACPR Adapting Group Exercise” and the two day “BACPR Part 1 Physical Activity and Exercise” courses. She was also a member of the steering group that developed the “The BACPR Core Competencies for Physical activity and Exercise Component of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Services “(2012) Lesley develops training courses for exercise specialists and health professionals focusing on the health benefits of physical activity and is an internal verifier and assessor for CYQ and OCR Exercise and Fitness courses. She has recently achieved her Diploma in NLP and Cognitive Hypnotherapy.