jenny wickford

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Jenny Wickford is a physiotherapist (PhD, MCSP), yoga teacher, educator and health enthusiast with an international heart and a love of the outdoors, rock climbing, yoga, cycling, running and hiking. Her particular interest professionally and clinically is pain related to the pelvis and abdomen, endometriosis, as well as wellbeing and health promotion. She has a broad range of experience, having worked in Sweden, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, in public and private contexts, with humanitarian development work and in universities. She set up Sweden’s first pelvic pain centre in Linköping, Sweden. She engages in continuous learning and professional development, through teaching and participating in courses, taking a critically reflective approach in her clinical work, and through dissection. She currently has a private practice in the Southwest UK, with a particular focus on challenging persistent pain, pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Jenny is also interested in human interaction/collaboration and global health. Her doctoral thesis was on intercultural learning and professional development, based on research done in Afghanistan. She has a keen interest in developing, providing and promoting health services from a sustainable, holistic and collaborative perspective. In particular, this pertains to the education and support of those suffering from pelvic pain. Together with friends with similar interests, she has started the non-profit association Noora Wellbeing, which aims to support women’s wellbeing globally.



Wickford, Jenny, Osman Fatumo. (2018). Crossing borders. Living & learning together in a colourful world. Dublin: Tara Press.

Wickford, Jenny, & Svensson Ali, Ester. (2016). Colour in grey – expressions of (be)longing. A collection of poetry and art work (eBook).

Wickford, Jenny. (2014).  Conscious seeing: A description of a reflective framework used with final-year Swedish physiotherapy students in the context of international clinical placements. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 16, 41-48.

Wickford, Jenny, & Duttine, Antony. (2013). Answering global health needs in low-income countries: considering the role of physical therapists. World Medical & Health Policy, 5(2), 141-160.

Unevik, Erik, Wickford, Jenny, & Melander Wikman, Anita. (2012). From curiosity to appreciating and re-evaluating cultural diversity in physiotherapy. A self-reflective account of experiences and reactions as a Swedish physiotherapy student in India. Reflective practice, 13(5), 663-677.

Wickford, Jenny, & Rosberg, Susanne. (2012). From idealistic helper to enterprising learner: critical reflections on personal development through experiences from Afghanistan. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 28(4), 283-291.

Wickford, Jenny, Edwards, Ian, & Rosberg, Susanne. (2012). A transformative perspective on learning and professional development of Afghan physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 28(4), 269-282.

Edwards, Ian, Wickford, Jenny, Ahmed Adel, Aziz, & Thoren, Judy. (2011). Living a moral professional life amidst uncertainty: Ethics for an Afghan physical therapy curriculum. Advances in Physiotherapy, 13(1), 26-33.

Wickford, Jenny. (2011). Considerations for enhanced community based physiotherapy services in Afghanistan. In J. F. Trani (Ed.), Development efforts in Afghanistan: is there a will and a way? The case of disability and vulnerability. Paris: L’Harmattan.

Wickford, Jenny. (2010). Physiotherapists in Afghanistan. Exploring, encouraging and experiencing professional development in the Afghan development context. (Doctoral dissertation), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.