Mr James Alexander


James is a a senior lecturer within the department of rehabilitation sciences teaching on the pre-registration physiotherapy programmes at St George's University, London. 

He graduated with a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2007 and he has worked in various NHS trusts around the country. In 2010 he specialised in the field of spinal cord injuries and worked as a specialist physiotherapist at the National Spinal injuries Centre in Stoke Mandeville, one of the largest SCI rehab centres in Europe. With an interest in disability sport he was given the opportunity to work as a physiotherapist at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a childhood dream of his. In 2014 he completed an MSc in Advancing Spinal Cord Injuries Management which led to a career in academia. 

In 2015 he began his academic career working at King's College London before moving to St George's. James continues to work clinically for the NHS in the field of neurology in central London and is undertaking research in exercise for early-stage Parkinson's disease. At St George's James teaches on a variety of modules and has an interest in the use of technology enhanced learning for teaching.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Sciences


  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
  • MSc Advancing spinal cord injuries management
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Sheehan KJ, Guerrero EM, Tainter D, Dial B, Milton-Cole R, Blair JA, Alexander J, Swamy P, Kuramoto L, Guy P, Bettger JP & Sobolev B (2019) Prognostic factors of in-hospital complications after hip fracture surgery: a scoping review, Osteoporosis International,

Alexander, J., McLachlan, S., Barcellona, M & Sackley, C (2019), The use of Technology-Enhanced Learning to support knowledge and understanding of exercise medicine in entry-level physiotherapy students in the UK, Research in Learning Technology. doi: 10.25304/rlt.v27.2073

K. J. Sheehan, L. Williamson, J. Alexander, C. Filliter, B. Sobolev, P. Guy, L. M, Bearne & C. Sackley (2018) Prognostic factors of functional outcome after hip fracture surgery: a systematic review, Age & Ageing. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afy057

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