Helen Carruthers

My research interests focus on improving the patient experience of rehabilitation within Critical Care. I have been involved in systematic reviews investigating the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategies for voiceless patients in Critical Care and a meta-ethnography exploring the patient experience of mechanical ventilation. My current projects aim to explore person-centred physiotherapy from both the perspectives of physiotherapists and service users.  I have experience completing quantitative systematic reviews and a qualitative meta-ethnography.  My current project will use interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore person-centred physiotherapy in Critical Care.

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Topic areas of interest for supervision include:


Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/10148.html

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6785-7258


physiotherapy, rehabilitation, intensive care, Person-centred care