Carol Ellis

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Allied Health and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Reflexology , Research methodology

As a senior lecturer, Carol teaches the modules Research and Critical Thinking and Undergraduate Major Project.

Research interests

  • Secondary lymphoedema
  • Complementary medicine in particular reflexology
  • Nature of intervention and the influence on research methodology


Research and Critical Thinking and Undergraduate Major Project.


  • MSc Advance Practice (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • PGCE (PCE) Higher Ed Learning & Teaching in Health & Social Care (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • PGCE (Post 16 education) (APU)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Medical Lymphatic Practitioner (Le Duc)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Elected Chair MLD UK
  • Committee Member MLD UK
  • CAM Subject Advisor, Institute of Complementary & Natural Medicine
  • Senior Practitioners status in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage, British Registrar of Complementary Practitioners

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Guild of Sensory Development, Committee member, 2010-2012
  • Institute of Complementary & Natural Medicine, 2010-current
  • Guild of Sensory Development, Research developer, 2012-2015
  • MLDUK, Committee member, 2014-present
  • MLDUK, Chair, 2015-present

Selected recent publications

McVicar, A.; Greenwood, C.; Ellis, C.; LeForis, C.; 2016. Influence of study design on outcomes following reflexology massage: an integrative and critical review of interventional studies. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Jan 2014 ARU annual research conference Title: Use of reflexology in the health care setting


June 2014 CAMSTRAND CONFERENCE A Scientific Investigation into the Psychological, Physiological, and Biochemical Impact of Reflexology Treatments on Breast Cancer Patients receiving Chemotherapy