Lisa Roberts is a Clinical Professor of Musculoskeletal Health at the University of Southampton and leads a research programme in communication. She completed her PhD on control issues and back pain at the University of Southampton in 2000. Lisa is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, has lectured across 4 continents and supervised 28 doctoral and masters' students. Her other research interests include developing web-based resources for people with back pain; contextual ('non-specific') treatment effects in clinical consultations; and evaluating clinical academic and consultant roles. Lisa has attained over £7m research grants, served on 3 national funding councils and has published widely. In 2017, she received the inaugural Advancing Healthcare 'Research Champion' award. Lisa works as a Consultant Physiotherapist at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust where she has led the implementation of an award-winning, self-referral scheme for hospital staff to access musculoskeletal physiotherapy. In 2013, Lisa was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for her work as a leader, clinician, researcher and educator. She is a former President of the Society for Back Pain Research, and is a member of the EDISC Task force, the Eurospine Diploma in Inter-professional Spine Care..