Professor Lindsay Bearne


Professor Lindsay Bearne joined the Joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education in 2021. 

Lindsay is a registered physiotherapist and has a background in physical activity, rehabilitation, and self-management research. Her research focuses on the consequences and rehabilitation of people with long term conditions (rheumatic, musculoskeletal and vascular disease), and the translation of evidence into practice.

Lindsay's education portfolio is centred on postgraduate research supervision and she actively supports allied health professional research capability and capacity building. She is keen to hear from prospective postgraduate and doctoral students in her areas of interest.

Alongside this, Lindsay is a Senior Research Fellow (knowledge mobilisation) at the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR), Associate Editor for Rheumatology Advances in Practice and member of the NIHR Predoctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship selection committee.

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Medicine
  • MSc in Sports Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

Teaching and learning

Professor Bearne welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. 

Current PhD supervision

McIlroy S ‘The development and feasibility of a post-operative rehabilitation programme to improve walking in people with neurogenic claudication' King's College London. 

Samad N ‘Non-communicable Diseases among Adolescents: A School-based e-health Intervention in Bangladesh' King's College London. 

Prentice H ‘Understanding the impact of severe contractures in people with advanced dementia and the burden placed on care providers' King's College London. 

O'Sullivan D ‘The role of social prescribing in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions in community-based adults' University College Cork.

Chadva M 'The development of a walking behaviour change intervention for people with peripheral arterial disease in India' Charotar University, India.

Completed PhD Supervision

Meade  L ‘Understanding exercise adherence in patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain using a behaviour change approach'  King's College London. 2019

Galea Holmes  M ‘Increasing walking in individuals with intermittent claudication: The roles of walking treatment and illness cognitions'  King's College London. 2015

Manning V ‘Evidenced based upper limb rehabilitation in Rheumatoid Arthritis' King's College London. 2013 



• Development & evaluation of complex interventions to help people to manage long term conditions particularly rheumatic, musculoskeletal and vascular conditions

• Integrating psychologically informed treatment into health professional practice

• Knowledge mobilisation & implementation of evidence into practice

• Allied health professional research capability & capacity development

Current and recent funding awards

2022-2025 Developing a role for patients and the public in the implementation of health and social care research evidence into practice National Institute for Health Research (HTA)

2021-2022  Understanding how members of the public from underserved communities access and use scientific evidence: A scoping review and qualitative study National Institute for Health Research

2020-2021 Scoping the feasibility and applicability of remote rehabilitation provision for COVID-19 Survivors King's College Hospital Foundation Trust Charity

2017-2023 Gait interventions for patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis of the foot or ankle National Institute for Health Research (HTA) 

2016-2021 A brief physiotherapist-led behaviour-change intervention to facilitate walking in older people with peripheral arterial disease: A randomised controlled trial Dunhill Medical Trust 

2016- 2020 Enhancing exercise adherence in patients with chronic pain King's College London International Doctoral Studentship

2013-2016   Clinical Academic Training programme,  Master's in clinical research programme National Institute for Health Research

2010-2015  Increasing walking activity in patients with peripheral arterial disease: the role of patient cognitions Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship


Number of items: 44.


Chapman, Lara S, Backhouse, Michael, Bearne, Lindsay, Cherry, Lindsey, Cleary, Gavin, Davey, Jasmine, Ferguson, Rachel, Grieve, Adele, Helliwell, Philip, Lomax, Adam, McKeeman, Helen, Rawlings, Alan, Rees, Robin, Rooney, Robbie, Ryan, Sarah, Sanders, Lucy, Siddle, Heidi J, Varley, Sue, Warburton, Louise, Woodburn, Jim, Roddy, Edward and British Society for Rheumatology Standards, Audit and Guidelines (2022) Management of foot health in people with inflammatory arthritis : British Society for Rheumatology guideline scope. Rheumatology, ISSN (print) 1462-0324 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Jenkins, Natalie, Jhundoo, Nishita, Rainbow, Philippa, Sheehan, Katie Jane and Bearne, Lindsay Mary (2022) Inequity in exercise-based interventions for adults with rheumatoid arthritis : a systematic review. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, ISSN (online) 2514-1775 (In Press)

Bearne, Lindsay M., Volkmer, Brittannia, Peacock, Janet, Sekhon, Mandeep, Fisher, Graham, Galea Holmes, Melissa N., Douiri, Abdel, Amirova, Aliya, Farran, Dina, Quirke-McFarlane, Sophia, Modarai, Bijan, Sackley, Catherine, Weinman, John and Bieles, Julie (2022) Effect of a physical therapist–led, home-based, walking exercise behavior change intervention vs usual care on walking in adults with peripheral artery disease : the MOSAIC randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 327(14), pp. 1344-1355. ISSN (print) 0098-7484

Hendry, Gordon J., Bearne, Lindsay, Foster, Nadine E., Godfrey, Emma, Hider, Samantha, Jolly, Lisa, Mason, Helen, McConnachie, Alex, McInnes, Iain B., Patience, Aimie, Sackley, Catherine, Sekhon, Mandeep, Stanley, Bethany, van der Leeden, Marike, Williams, Anita E., Woodburn, Jim and Steultjens, Martijn P. M. (2022) Gait rehabilitation for foot and ankle impairments in early rheumatoid arthritis : a feasibility study of a new gait rehabilitation programme (GREAT Strides). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 8, p. 115. ISSN (online) 2055-5784

McIlroy, Suzanne, Walsh, Edward, Sothinathan, Christina, Stovold, Elizabeth, Norwitz, Daniel, Norton, Sam, Weinman, John and Bearne, Lindsay (2021) Pre-operative prognostic factors for walking capacity after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis : a systematic review. Age and Ageing, 50(5), pp. 1529-1545. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Bearne, Lindsay (2021) Rehabilitation : how can services meet demand? National Institute of Health Research Collections,

Meade, Laura B., Bearne, Lindsay M. and Godfrey, Emma L. (2021) Using intervention mapping in the systematic development of a behaviour change intervention to enhance exercise adherence among people with persistent musculoskeletal pain. Physiotherapy Canada, e20200083. ISSN (print) 0300-0508 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Bearne, Lindsay M, Gregory, William J and Hurley, Michael V (2021) Remotely delivered physiotherapy : can we capture the benefits beyond COVID-19? Rheumatology, 60(4), pp. 1582-1584. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Sekhon, Mandeep, White, Claire, Godfrey, Emma, Amirova, Aliya, Revenäs, Åsa, King, Sinead, Pedro, Joshua, Quailey, Jamaal and Bearne, Lindsay (2021) Effectiveness of web-based and mobile health interventions designed to enhance adherence to physical activity for people with inflammatory arthritis : a systematic review. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 5(1), rkab016. ISSN (print) 2514-1775

Meade, Laura B., Bearne, Lindsay M. and Godfrey, Emma L. (2021) "It's important to buy in to the new lifestyle" : barriers and facilitators of exercise adherence in a population with persistent musculoskeletal pain. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(4), pp. 468-478. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Bearne, Lindsay M, Sekhon, Mandeep, Grainger, Rebecca, La, Anthony, Shamali, Mehrdad, Amirova, Aliya, Godfrey, Emma L and White, Claire M (2020) Smartphone apps targeting physical activity in people with rheumatoid arthritis : systematic quality appraisal and content analysis. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(7), e18495. ISSN (online) 2291-5222

Bearne, Lindsay M, Bieles, Julie, Georgopoulou, Sofia, Andrews, Josie, Tully, Amy, Stolarchuk-Prowting, Katrine, Williamson, Tom, Suarez, Beatriz Santana, Nel, Louise, D’Cruz, David and Lempp, Heidi (2020) Fatigue in adults with primary antiphospholipid syndrome : findings from a mixed-methods study. Lupus, 29(8), pp. 924-933. ISSN (print) 0961-2033

Kedroff, Louise, Li Ko Lun, Alain, Shimoni, Doron and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2019) Cognitive behavioural therapy‐informed physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain : a feasibility study. Musculoskeletal Care, 17(4), pp. 382-389. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Bearne, Lindsay, Galea Holmes, Melissa, Bieles, Julie, Eddy, Saskia, Fisher, Graham, Modarai, Bijan, Patel, Sanjay, Peacock, Janet L, Sackley, Catherine, Volkmer, Brittannia and Weinman, John (2019) Motivating Structured walking Activity in people with Intermittent Claudication (MOSAIC) : protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a physiotherapist-led, behavioural change intervention versus usual care in adults with intermittent claudication. BMJ Open, 9(8), e030002. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Galea Holmes, Melissa N., Weinman, John A. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2019) Are walking treatment beliefs and illness perceptions associated with walking intention and 6-min walk distance in people with intermittent claudication? A cross-sectional study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(4), pp. 473-481. ISSN (print) 1063-8652

Galea Holmes, Melissa N., Weinman, John A. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2019) A randomized controlled feasibility trial of a home-based walking behavior–change intervention for people with intermittent claudication. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 37(2), pp. 135-143. ISSN (print) 1062-0303

Cayrol, Timothée, Godfrey, Emma, Draper-Rodi, Jerry and Bearne, Lindsay (2019) Exploring professional circus artists’ experience of performance-related injury and management : a qualitative study. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 34(1), pp. 14-24. ISSN (print) 0885-1158

Meade, Laura B., Bearne, Lindsay M., Sweeney, Louise H., Alageel, Samah H. and Godfrey, Emma L. (2019) Behaviour change techniques associated with adherence to prescribed exercise in patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain : systematic review. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24(1), pp. 10-30. ISSN (print) 1359-107X

Meade, L.B., Bearne, L.M. and Godfrey, E.L. (2018) Comprehension and face validity of the Exercise Adherence Rating Scale in patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal Care, 16(3), pp. 409-412. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Sheehan, K J, Williamson, L, Alexander, J, Filliter, C, Sobolev, B, Guy, P, Bearne, L M and Sackley, C (2018) Prognostic factors of functional outcome after hip fracture surgery : a systematic review. Age and Ageing, 47(5), pp. 661-670. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Griffiths, Alison J., White, Claire M., Thain, Peter K. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2018) The effect of interactive digital interventions on physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis : a systematic review. Rheumatology International, 38, pp. 1623-1634. ISSN (print) 0172-8172

McIlroy, Suzanne, Sayliss, Lesley, Browning, Paul and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2017) Aquatic therapy for people with persistent knee pain : a feasibility study. Musculoskeletal Care, 15(4), pp. 350-355. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Bearne, Lindsay M., Manning, Victoria L., Choy, Ernest, Scott, David L. and Hurley, Michael V. (2017) Participants' experiences of an Education, self-management and upper extremity eXercise Training for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis programme (EXTRA). Physiotherapy, 103(4), pp. 430-438. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

Ndosi, Mwidimi, Ferguson, Rachel, Backhouse, Michael R., Bearne, Lindsay, Ainsworth, Phillip, Roach, Alan, Dennison, Elaine and Cherry, Lindsey (2017) National variation in the composition of rheumatology multidisciplinary teams : a cross-sectional study. Rheumatology International, 37(9), pp. 1453-1459. ISSN (print) 0172-8172

Prothero, Louise, Georgopoulou, Sofia, de Souza, Savia, Bosworth, Ailsa, Bearne, Lindsay and Lempp, Heidi (2017) Patient involvement in the development of a handbook for moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Health Expectations, 20(2), pp. 288-297. ISSN (print) 1369-6513

Galea Holmes, Melissa N, Weinman, John A and Bearne, Lindsay M (2017) 'You can’t walk with cramp!' A qualitative exploration of individuals' beliefs and experiences of walking as treatment for intermittent claudication. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(2), pp. 255-265. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

Bearne, Lindsay M., Byrne, Anne-Marie, Segrave, Hannah and White, Claire M. (2016) Multidisciplinary team care for people with rheumatoid arthritis : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology International, 36(3), pp. 311-324. ISSN (print) 0172-8172

Manning, Victoria L., Kaambwa, Billingsley, Ratcliffe, Julie, Scott, David L., Choy, Ernest, Hurley, Michael V. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2015) Economic evaluation of a brief Education, Self-management and Upper Limb Exercise Training in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (EXTRA) programme : a trial-based analysis. Rheumatology, 54(2), pp. 302-309. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

McCuish, William J. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2014) Do inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes improve health status in people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions? A service evaluation. Musculoskeletal Care, 12(4), pp. 244-250. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Manning, Victoria L., Hurley, Michael, Scott, David L., Coker, Bolaji, Choy, Ernest and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2014) Education, self-management, and upper extremity exercise training in people with rheumatoid arthritis : a randomized controlled trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(2), pp. 217-227. ISSN (print) 2151-464X

Galea, M.N., Weinman, J.A., White, C. and Bearne, L.M. (2013) Do behaviour-change techniques contribute to the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with intermittent claudication? A systematic review. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 46(1), pp. 132-141. ISSN (print) 1078-5884

Manning, Victoria L., Hurley, Michael V., Scott, David L. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2012) Are patients meeting the updated physical activity guidelines? physical activity participation, recommendation, and preferences among inner-City adults with rheumatic diseases. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 18(8), pp. 399-404. ISSN (print) 1076-1608

Bearne, Lindsay M., Walsh, Nicola E., Jessep, Sally and Hurley, Michael V. (2011) Feasibility of an exercise-based rehabilitation programme for chronic hip pain. Musculoskeletal Care, 9(3), pp. 160-168. ISSN (print) 1478-2189

Hurley, Michael V. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2008) Non-exercise physical therapies for musculoskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 22(3), pp. 419-433. ISSN (print) 1521-6942

Hurley, Mike and Bearne, Lindsay M (2007) Physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions : more difficult than rocket science. Future Rheumatology, 2(2), 185 -192. ISSN (print) 1746-0816

Bearne, Lindsay M., Coomer, Annette F. and Hurley, Michael V. (2007) Upper limb sensorimotor function and functional performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(13), pp. 1035-1039. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Dhesi, Jugdeep K., Jackson, Stephen H. D., Bearne, Lindsay M., Moniz, Caje, Hurley, Michael V., Swift, Cameron G. and Allain, Theresa J. (2004) Vitamin D supplementation improves neuromuscular function in older people who fall. Age and Ageing, 33(6), pp. 589-595. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Dhesi, J. K., Bearne, L. M., Moniz, C., Hurley, M. V., Jackson, S. H. D., Swift, C. G. and Allain, T. J. (2002) Neuromuscular and psychomotor function in elderly subjects who fall and the relationship with vitamin D status. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR), 17(5), pp. 891-897. ISSN (print) 0884-0431

Bearne, L. M., Scott, D. L. and Hurley, M. V. (2002) Exercise can reverse quadriceps sensorimotor dysfunction that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis without exacerbating disease activity. Rheumatology, 41(2), pp. 157-166. ISSN (print) 1462-0324

Book Section

Bearne, Lindsay and Opava, Christina (2020) Non-drug treatments : exercise. In: Scott, David L. , Galloway, James , Cope, Andrew , Pratt, Arthur and Strand, Vibeke, (eds.) Oxford Textbook of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198831433

Dziedzic, Krysia and Bearne, Lindsay (2012) The principles of physiotherapy. In: Warburton, Louise, (ed.) Musculoskeletal disorders in primary care : a guide for GPs. London, U.K. : Royal College of General Practitioners. pp. 65-83. ISBN 9780850843330

Bearne, Lindsay M. and Hurley, Michael V. (2010) Physical therapies : treatment options in rheumatology. In: Dziedzic, Krysia and Hammond, Alison, (eds.) Rheumatology : evidence-based practice for physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Edinburgh, U.K. : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 111-122. ISBN 9780443069345

Hurley, Mike V. and Bearne, Lindsay M. (2010) The principles of therapeutic exercise and physical activity. In: Dziedzic, Krysia and Hammond, Alison, (eds.) Rheumatology : evidence-based practice for physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Edinburgh, U.K. : Churchill Livingstone. pp. 99-110. ISBN 9780443069345

Bearne, Lindsay M. and Hurley, Mike V. (2008) Exercise in rheumatic diseases. In: Coleman, Laura A., (ed.) Nutrition and rheumatic disease. Totowa, U.S. : Humana Press. pp. 69-89. (Nutrition and Health) ISBN 9781588299765

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