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Kimberly Cessford

Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy

Kimberley Cessford


Kimberly coordinates and teaches modules on both the BSc and MSc Physiotherapy programme. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal injury management and has a background in working with the NHS, private sector and as a Sports Physiotherapist. Kimberly is a Chartered Physiotherapist who joined the University of Chichester in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy. She is currently pursuing a PhD investigating lower limb asymmetry during anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation. Prior to this, Kimberly was lecturing at Solent University in Biomechanics and Sports Therapy.



  • 2007-2010, BSc Sport & Exercise Science: University of Chichester
  • 2013-2015, MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration): University of Southampton
  • 2012-2015, MSc Sports Biomechanics: University of Chichester
  • 2017- present, PhD: Biomechanical asymmetry during anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation: University of Portsmouth


  • Musculoskeletal (Upper-quadrant): MSc Physiotherapy
  • Functional anatomy (Lower & Upper quadrant): BSc Physiotherapy
  • Research project supervision


  • Recruitment / admissions: BSc and MSc Physiotherapy

Key Publications

Academic journal papers:

In review – Moore, J, Cessford, K, Willmott, A, Raj, D, Exell, T, Burbage, J and Mullineaux, D. (2019). Lower Limb Biomechanics Before and After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a Systematic Review. Journal of Biomechanics. (Submitted Nov 2019).

Conference contributions:

Moore, J, Cessford, K, Exell, T, Willmott, A, Burbage, J, Beinhauerova, G, Zahradnik, D, Raj, D and Mullineaux, D. The loss of complexity theory and anterior cruciate ligament deficiency.  International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Liverpool, 2020.


Research Interests:

Special interest in lower-limb musculoskeletal injury, in particular ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Other department members

Adrian Penrose
Coach Development Officer (Women & Girl's)
Amber Hartigan
Lecturer in Sports Therapy
Bea Pine
Lecturer in Physiotherapy

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