Dr Yetunde Dairo

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, Senior Fellow HEA

Associate Professor


Yetunde is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health Care and Social Work. Yetunde is part of the School's leadership team and is responsible for establishing and leading the physiotherapy suite of programmes. She is a member of the chartered society of physiotherapists, and she is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has several years of experience managing physiotherapy clients in various settings, including acute, rehabilitation, and community environment. She has also worked in different countries – in Nigeria for four years, Seychelles two years, and in the last 20 years in the UK. As a physiotherapist, she was committed to improving physical activity across various client groups. She set up and managed exercise classes in a variety of individuals, including those at risk of falls, neurological patients, and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Yetunde is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches research and Evidence-Based Practice in healthcare. She has also taught neurosciences and long-term conditions at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Yetunde's primary research focus is Physical activity amongst individuals with disabilities, and socially disadvantaged people, particularly those from ethnic minority groups. She also has an interest in diversity and inclusion. She is currently working alongside other academics looking to enhance awareness and understanding of implicit racial bias and its impact on pre-registration student supervision. Her current physical activity research centres on physical activity measurements and understanding sedentary behaviours of adults with intellectual disabilities.