Dr Colette Ridehalgh is a Principal Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton and Senior Research Fellow at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex. She qualified in 1992 and has worked in a number of settings both within the NHS, private practice and University. She has an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a member of the Musculoskeletal association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). Colette completed her PhD in 2014 exploring Straight Leg Raise treatment for individuals with spinally referred leg pain. Since then she has continued her research in the assessment and management of people with nerve related musculoskeletal disorders such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck/arm pain. She is currently Research Fellow on a Versus Arthritis funded study looking at peripheral nerve inflammation as a prognostic factor for whiplash associated disorder. She supervises research students from BSc (Hons) through to PhD. Colette teaches Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has published widely in her field including book chapters, Peer reviewed articles, and presenting her work at national and international conferences. Colette regularly reviews articles and abstracts for scientific journals and national and international conferences. She is Research Officer for the MACP.