Cindy completed her Professional Doctorate in 2016 after conducting an innovative piece of research on clinical reasoning, palpation and reflective practice entitled 'Osteopathic Clinical Reasoning: An Ethnographic Study of Perceptual Diagnostic Judgments, Metacognition, and Reflective Practice”. She presented her research findings at various conferences, including the UCO education conference in 2015 and has run several short CPD courses on reflective practice. She is currently writing up articles for publication: one on perceptual diagnostic judgments and metacognition, and the other one on reflective practice.
She is a practising osteopath who is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
During her previous employment at the Medical Research Council between 1985 and 1992, Cindy gained a research MPhil after studying the effects of iodine 125 decay on DNA strand breakage. She then trained as an osteopath and graduated in 2000. She was involved in teaching technique at UCO for seven years and is now an external examiner, in technique and for dissertation presentations.
Her practice and research interests include chronic pain, sports injuries, post and anti-natal conditions, and problems associated with babies and children.