Hilary Abbey


Individual Partner: Hilary Abbey, Associate Professor, The University College of Osteopathy, London

Preferred contact: H.Abbey@uco.ac.uk

Brief Description of Work: I currently work as Head of Research at the University College of Osteopathy and am Project Leader for ‘OsteoMAP’ (the Osteopathy, Mindfulness and Acceptance Programme for patients with persistent pain). I qualified as an osteopath in 1979 and subsequently trained in social work and counselling to develop psychosocial healthcare skills. My Professional Doctorate (2017) focused on developing a clinical course to integrate 3rd wave CBT interventions with manual therapy, and included explicit values-based work. I am interested in exploring ways of working effectively with ‘embodied values’ as a means of educating practitioners and promoting patients’ resilience and wellbeing.

Resident in: UK;

Working in: UK;

Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Research/other/[Manual Therapy for patients with persistent pain], Other/[Working with embodied values];

Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Evidence-based practice, Philosophy [phenomenology];

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Complementary medicine/osteopathy, Primary care, Well-being, Other/[Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-informed approaches]

Read more:

University College of Osteopathy http://www.uco.ac.uk

The Osteopathy, Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Programme (OsteoMAP): A three year cohort study funded by the UK Department of Health, analysing the effects of integrating psychological interventions with osteopathic treatment for patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.