Paul Twose is a consultant therapist working with critical care at Cardiff and Vale UHB. He is also an honorary lecturer at the School of Healthcare Science within Cardiff University, the current ACPRC critical care champion and deputy chair of the National Rehabilitation Collaborative.
Having graduated in 2005, and completed his MSc in 2013, Paul’s main interests are in workforce development across all therapies. This focuses on the roles and responsibilities undertaken by therapists but also trying to prepare the workforce of the future. This follows on from his work exploring the minimum standards of clinical practice by physiotherapists in critical care, and ongoing work exploring existing services including both qualitative and quantitative studies. His future research will explore how therapy workforce impacts on patient outcomes, and to make more specific assessments of required workforce. His other major interest is within tracheostomy care. He recently received a £400,000 grant from the Cardiff Capital Region to explore innovative ways of delivering education including the use of virtual and augmented reality. This will include tracheostomy care but also consider other potential uses including bronchoscopy and intercostal chest drain insertion.