Dr Philip Bright

Head of Research & Professional Development

Qualifications & Further Awards/Achievements

  • University of Kent, Medway Campus.2017 – Doctor of Philosophy – PhD – Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Therapy
  • University of Greenwich, London.2012 Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE
  • British School Of Osteopathy, London.2011 Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods PGCRM
  • European School Of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent.2009 BSc Osteopathy (Honours)2009 Diploma in Osteopathy2005 Science Foundation Diploma=
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered with The General Osteopathic Council
  • Member of The Institute of Osteopathy
  • Member of The Institute of Analysts and Programmers



  • Head of Research and Professional Development


Professional Interest/Publications

  • Temporomandibular joint effusion and its relationship with perceived disability assessed using musculoskeletal ultrasound and a patient-reported disability index. Ultrasound, Sage Journals, In-Press
  • Assessing undergraduate osteopaths in the identification of patients’ excess body weight International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine/Elsevier. July, 2013
  • An exploratory study into the ethos of osteopaths working in animal practice Elsevier December, 2012
  • What puts the adverse in ‘adverse events’? Patients’ perceptions of post-treatment experiences in osteopathy – A qualitative study using focus groups. Manual Therapy/Elsevier. March, 2012
  • Patients’ perceptions of post-treatment experiences in osteopathy: A qualitative study using focus groups Elsevier. June 2011

Personal Interests

  • Time management !