Ana Castro
Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Research

Overview

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)

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • 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

Postgraduate

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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)1502