Catherine Hilton

NIHR Clinical ACADEMIC FELLOW at Bone and Joint Health

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Specialist Research Physiotherapist

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Bsc, MRes, MAACP

Catherine is a specialist research physiotherapist within orthopaedics undertaking an NIHR PCA Fellowship. Her research focus is aimed towards helping all patients get the best from their healthcare and rehabilitation.

Catherine is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked across a variety of settings in NHS Trusts since 2007. She specialised in pelvic health physiotherapy before successfully obtaining a fellowship with the NIHR and completed a Clinical Research Master’s Degree at King’s College London. She joined Barts Health NHS Trust in 2015 and has played an important role in successful research grants and developing the clinical research structure of the orthopaedic team. She hopes to continue to contribute towards clinical research education and the development of further clinical academic roles, supporting efficient implementation of evidence in orthopaedic care.


Catherine currently holds an NIHR PCA Fellowship and her research is focusing on the best ways to enable patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals. She enjoys finding out about what patients need, what their questions are and working to design research that can provide solutions. She is working with the Bone & Joint Health public advisory group to develop an NIHR CDRF (PhD) research project investigating the best ways to support patient recovery.

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Effectiveness of surgical fixation for lateral compression type one (LC-1) fragility fractures of the pelvis: a systematic review.

Booth A, Ingoe HMA, Northgraves M, et al.

Pragmatic randomised evaluation of stable thoracolumbar fracture treatment outcomes (PRESTO): study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial combined with a qualitative study and survey.

Cook, E., Booth, A., Coleman, E. et al.

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