Kerry Glendon

  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: October 2018
Primary supervisor: Dr Matt Pain
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Glen Blenkinsop


Kerry graduated from Keele University in 2007 with a BSc. in Physiotherapy. She has since completed her Masters in Manual Therapy at the University of Nottingham and gained membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Charted Physiotherapists (MACP) in 2012. She has completed an array of courses in movement dysfunctions, pitchside trauma, sports injuries, massage, taping and manipulation to name just a few.

She has a wealth of experience having worked in NHS settings for 6 years, gaining experience and expertise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Kerry worked for Perform & the Football Association (FA) at St. Georges Park National Football Centre for three years, where she was also the physiotherapist for the Women’s U19 squad. Whilst working with the Women’s U19 squad, she was fortunate enough to support the athletes during the World Cup in Israel.   She joined the Sports Development Centre team in 2016 providing physiotherapy to Loughborough Sport Athletes, initially with Men’s rugby and is now the Lead physiotherapist for Hockey, TASS and the Tennis squad.


Research title: The Effect of Neurocognition, Vestibular-Oculomotor Function and Symptom Burden on Perceived Academic in Acutely Concussed in University Aged Student-Athletes.

Kerry’s research is investigating how sports-related concussion affects neurocognitive, vestibular-ocular-motor function, symptom burden and academic ability. The research is establishing how long recovery takes and if this is affected by athletes exercising at sub-symptom threshold rather than resting within the initial 14 days post-injury. Her research is also focusing on how to measure academic impairment and developing a novel tool to assess this and track recovery.


  • Glendon K, Blenkinsop G, Belli A, Pain MTG. (2021). ‘Does Vestibular-Ocular-Motor (VOM) Impairment Affect Time to Return to Play, Symptom Severity, Neurocognition and Academic Ability in Student-Athletes following acute Concussion?’ Brain Injury, 35(7), pp. 788–797. DOI:10.1080/02699052.2021.1911001.
  • Glendon K, Blenkinsop G, Belli A, Pain MTG. (2021). ‘Prospective study with specific Re-Assessment time points to determine time to recovery following a Sports-Related Concussion in university-aged student-athletes’. Physical Therapy in Sport, 52, pp. 287–296. DOI:10.1016/J.PTSP.2021.10.008.
  • Glendon K, Blenkinsop G, Belli A, Pain MTG. (2022). ‘Recovery of symptoms, neurocognitive and vestibular-ocular-motor function and academic ability after sports-related concussion (SRC) in university-aged student-athletes: a systematic review’. Brain Injury, 36(4), pp. 455–468. DOI:10.1080/
  • Shur NF, Glendon K, Wheeler PC. (2022). ‘BASEM special issue: the calm after a storm’. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 56(8), p. 421. DOI:10.1136/BJSPORTS-2022-105619.02699052.2022.2051740.
  • Yener N, Glendon K, Pain MTG. (2022). ‘The association between sport-related concussion and musculoskeletal injury in university rugby athletes.’ Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, 55, pp. 264–270. DOI:10.1016/j.ptsp.2022.
  • Glendon K, Hood V. (2016). ‘Upper limb joint position sense during shoulder flexion in healthy individuals: a pilot study to develop a new assessment method’. Shoulder and Elbow, 8(1), pp. 54–60. DOI:10.1177/1758573215603916.