Appointed November 2019
Professor Pandyan is the Professor of Rehabilitation Technology at Keele University and a founder member of The Central England Rehabilitation Network (CEReN). He was previously the Head of the School of Allied Health Profession (at Keele University) with substantial experience in curriculum development and implementation. He has led the transformation of a single programme School into a multiprogramme School of Allied Health Professions (doubling the number of students being trained for the NHS) with a substantial research portfolio that will contribute to the 2025 REF submission.
Prior to this he was responsible for developing the Neurological Rehabilitation Research at Keele and the local research network between the School and the NHS. His personal research aims to:
- Develop optimal rehabilitation programmes (in particular for people with severe levels of disability) and exercise programmes to maintain health and wellbeing
- Measuring patient ability and then modelling the relationship between ability and patient outcomes
- Injury prevention in elite athletes and improving wellbeing in a working population by drawing on the knowledge we have gained from our research in people with disabilities
Prof. Pandyan has attracted research income in excess of £4 million and authored more than 50 major academic journal articles. Anand has presented his research findings at more than 100 national and international conferences and is a highly regarded and engaging keynote speaker. He advises international and national grant awarding bodies and is an expert consultant to several pharmaceutical companies. He has experience of managing franchise activities and partnership development with both academia and industry.