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Ana Castro
Research Fellow



Ana completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Chile in 2007. She worked for 4 years in a paediatric Intensive Care Unit in a private hospital in Santiago, Chile and then started a MSc in Evidence-based healthcare at the University of Oxford in 2012.

Ana returned to Chile to work teaching research methods and evidence-based practice to undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists at Clinica Alemana Universidad de Desarrollo, Santiago and completed her PhD in June 2018 at the University of York.


  • BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Chile
  • PGDip in Respiratory therapy, University of Chile
  • PGDip in Research methods and evidence-based medicine, Universidad de Los Andes
  • PGDip in Medical teaching, Catholic University of Chile
  • MSc in Evidence-based practice, University of Oxford
  • PhD, University of York, 2018



Ana's main research interests include: effectiveness of physiotherapy in intensive care units and current standards of practice, evaluation of health policies, quality and quality improvement in healthcare, economic evaluation of health services.

Research group(s)



  • Module leader: Critical appraisal of scientific literature.  Physiotherapy school, University of Chile
  • Module leader: Research in physiotherapy I & II.  Physiotherapy school, Clinica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo


  • Lecturer:  Postgraduate Diploma in research in physiotherapy, Physiotherapy school, Clinica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Lecturer:  Postgraduate Diploma in applied health research with a translational approach, Faculty of Medicine, Clinica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Lecturer:  Evidence-based practice: the essentials, stand-alone course, Physiotherapy school, Clinica Alemana Universidad del Desarrollo

External activities


  • Expert rehabilitation group node, Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide
  • Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) rater, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia

Ana Castro

Contact details

Dr Ana Cristina Castro
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 (32)1624