Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London.
Dr Ramdharry completed a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of East London in 1995. She worked as a clinical physiotherapist at various London teaching hospitals, specialising in neurology in 1997. She then completed an MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 2004 and went on to pursue a PhD in neurological studies at University College London that same year.
In 2007, Dr Ramdharry joined the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education as a senior lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. While working in this role, she has maintained collaborations with UCL's MRC Centre for Neurological Diseases and contributed to rehabilitation trials. She was awarded an NIHR post-doctoral clinical research fellowship in 2010 for research at the MRC centre and splits her time between the two institutions.
Gita is the chair of the executive committee of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and a committee member of the London branch of the National Allied Health Research Network. She is also one of the professional advisors to the CMTUK patient support group, speaking regularly at conferences and meetings.
Gita is a member of the Neuromuscular Physiotherapist Network and the International Society of Posture and Gait Research. She is also a reviewer for the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group, Physiotherapy Research International, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gait Posture and Multiple Sclerosis.
|2008||PhD in Neurological Studies, University College London.|
|2008||Post graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University.|
|2004||MSc in Physiotherapy, University of Brighton.|
|1995||BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, University of East London.|
|2007 -||Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care Services, Kingston University and St George's, University of London.|
|2004 - 2007||Research physiotherapist, Institute of Neurology, University College London.|
|2001 - 2004||Senior physiotherapist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Nerurosurgery, UCLH Trust.,|
|1997 - 2001||Senior physiotherapist St George's Healthcare Trust.|
|1995 - 1997||Basic grade physiotherapist King's College Hospitals NHS Trust.|
Ramdharry GM, Day BL, Reilly MM, Marsden JF. Proximal compensation for distal weakness: comparison of subjects with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and healthy subjects with exercise induced weakness. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System 2009 14(Supplement):1-163, p124
Pollard A, Ramdharry G, Moore S, Hallsworth K, Marsden J, Reilly M. Comparing activity levels between people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and healthy controls: a pilot study. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System 2010; 15: S30
Ramdharry GM, Reilly MM, Marsden JF. Exploring the experience of living with fatigue in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a qualitative study, Neuromuscular Disorders, 2010; 20: S18-S19,
Morrow J, Dewar E, Ramdharry G, Laura M, Yousry T, Hanna M, Reilly M. Isometric and isokinetic lower limb strength in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1a. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 2011; 16 (S3): S90
Ramdharry G, Pollard A, Anderson C, Laura M, Murphy S, Hutton E, Marsden J, Reilly M. Strengthening hip flexors to improve walking distance in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 2011; 16 (S3): S115
J. Marsden, G. Ramdharry, V. Stevenson, and A. Thompson, 'Muscle paresis and passive stiffness: Key determinants in limiting function in Hereditary and Sporadic Spastic Paraparesis', Gait Posture, Nov. 2011.
P. J. Arthur-Farraj, S. M. Murphy, M. Laura, M. P. Lunn, H. Manji, J. Blake, G. Ramdharry, Z. Fox, and M. M. Reilly, 'Hand weakness in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1X', Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD, Mar. 2012.
G. L. Davidson, S. M. Murphy, J. M. Polke, M. Laura, M. A. M. Salih, F. Muntoni, J. Blake, S. Brandner, N. Davies, R. Horvath, S. Price, M. Donaghy, M. Roberts, N. Foulds, G. Ramdharry, D. Soler, M. P. Lunn, H. Manji, M. B. Davis, H. Houlden, and M. M. Reilly, 'Frequency of mutations in the genes associated with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy in a UK cohort', Journal of Neurology, Feb. 2012.
S. M. Murphy, M. Laura, K. Fawcett, A. Pandraud, Y.-T. Liu, G. L. Davidson, A. M. Rossor, J. M. Polke, V. Castleman, H. Manji, M. P. T. Lunn, K. Bull, G. Ramdharry, M. Davis, J. C. Blake, H. Houlden, and M. M. Reilly, 'Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: frequency of genetic subtypes and guidelines for genetic testing', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, May 2012.
S. M. Murphy, R. Ovens, J. Polke, C. E. Siskind, M. Laurà, K. Bull, G. Ramdharry, H. Houlden, R. P. J. Murphy, M. E. Shy, and M. M. Reilly, 'X inactivation in females with X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease', Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD, Apr. 2012.
G. M. Ramdharry, A. J. Pollard, J. F. Marsden, and M. M. Reilly, 'Comparing Gait Performance of People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Who Do and Do Not Wear Ankle Foot Orthoses', Physiotherapy Research International. DOI: 10.1002 (Epub ahead of print), 2012
G. M. Ramdharry, B. L. Day, M. M. Reilly, and J. F. Marsden, 'Foot drop splints improve proximal as well as distal leg control during gait in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease', Muscle & Nerve, 46: 512-519, 2012.
A.Hiscock, E.Dewar, G.Ramdharry. Workshop on physiotherapy for adults with neuromuscular diseases held at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, Queen Square, London, UK on 28th March 2011, Neuromuscular Disorders, doi.org/10.1016/j.nmd.2012.05.003 (Epub ahead of print), 2012
Ramdharry, Gita15 (2011) Polyneuropathies.22 In: Stokes, Maria and Stack, Emma, (eds.) Physical management for neurological conditions. 3rd ed. London, U.K. : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 189-208. ISBN 9780702047121
Gita has a solid background in presenting at conferences both in the Uk and further afield.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Awarded five year NIHR Clinical Lectureship in 2010 on the Clinicial Academic Training scheme.
Currently working with Prof Mary Reilly, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disorders at UCL.