Dr. Joseph McVeigh


Dr. Joseph McVeigh is a lecturer in physiotherapy at Ulster University. Joe graduated from Ulster University in 1992 and was appointed to his current post in 2003. He previously held the position of lecturer-practitioner in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and a number of senior physiotherapy roles within the NHS. Joe was awarded his PhD in 2007 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Joe has been Course Director for a number of programmes at Ulster University (BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine), and was the External Examiner for the Physiotherapy programme at St George’s, University of London. He is currently External Examiner for the MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. Joe has an interest in research ethics and was a member of the Office of Research Ethics (NI). Joe is also the Editor of Physiotherapy Practice and Research.

Research interests

Non-pharmacological management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, in particular fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Joe’s current projects include: fatigue management in FMS; pre-habilitation behavioural change interventions in FMS; the extent and impact of musculoskeletal dysfunction following breast reconstruction in breast cancer; the effectiveness of hand and wrist splinting in rheumatoid arthritis.

Contact Details

Institute of Nursing and Health Research,
School of Health Sciences,
Ulster University.