Stevenage Football Club Academy
In 2014 Miraj Joshi qualified with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Following this, he worked for two years as a Physiotherapy Assistant in the NHS, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, then went on to complete an MSc(pre-reg) in Physiotherapy at St. George’s, University of London, graduating in 2018 with a merit. Miraj’s interest in marginalised groups stemmed from completing a research project as part of his Master’s degree, whereby he collaborated with ‘The Bike Project’ charity, to establish the impact receiving a donated bicycle had on the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers in London. This research was undertaken alongside fellow student, Adam Witty-Merrin, who unfortunately is unable to attend the symposium. Miraj and Adam recently presented this work at the Public Health Sciences Conference in Belfast, the abstract for which has been published in The Lancet. Currently Miraj is the Lead Physiotherapist and Head of Sports Science and Medicine at Stevenage Football Club’s Academy team.