Professor Mike Hurley
Mike Hurley qualified as a physiotherapist at Kings’ College Hospital in 1985. After completing his PhD at University College London he was Lecture, Reader and Professor at Kings College London between 1990-2010. In 2010 he became Research Lead in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at St George’s University of London/Kingston University.
He was a Clinical Advisor to Arthritis Research UK (2002-2008), Chair of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Research and Clinical Effectiveness (2001-2004), has contributed to several national working groups, clinical guideline committee and conferences. He has authored more than 75 papers.
In July 2013 Mike was appointed Clinical Director for the Musculoskeletal Programme of the Health Innovation Network South London (an Academic Health Science Network) to promote implementation of best practice for people with musculoskeletal conditions.
A major part of his work was the development and evaluation of ESCAPE-pain – a rehabilitation programme to help people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. The programme has won recognition from many health and wellbeing agencies including the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, British Society of Rheumatology, Royal Society of Public Health, Public Health England, Arthritis Research UK. It is currently being rolled out across the UK, and is now being delivered in over 175 clinical, leisure and community centres across the UK.