Top Contributor Feb 2024 | Greg Slater

Please join me in shining a spotlight on Greg, a dedicated member of our team who works tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the Physiopedia mobile apps to life. Greg’s expertise as a software engineer has been instrumental in designing our apps, which play a crucial role in facilitating evidence-based learning for rehabilitation professionals worldwide.
Greg’s commitment to excellence and tireless work ethic have been invaluable in making the apps go-to resources for rehabilitation professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills. Thank you, Greg, for your dedication to advancing the field of physiotherapy education. Your contributions are truly appreciated by our team and the countless rehabilitation professionals who benefit from your expertise every day.

Your nameGreg Slater

 Time active with Physiopedia: Nearly 5 years.

Current role with Physiopedia: Software engineer – Mobile apps.

Where did you go to university/college?  Swansea University.

Where do you work? Sheffield, England.

Describe your role: I created the Physiopedia and Plus mobile apps for iOS and Android.

What is the most rewarding part of being a clinician or working with Physiopedia?  It’s rewarding to know that the software I’ve worked on is helping professionals make such a meaningful difference to the lives of others.

What are some of the more challenging aspects of your work?  I enjoy the challenges associated with software development. With mobile app development specifically, the main challenge is probably fulfilling the sometimes unclear requirements of Apple and Google to get the apps published in the app stores. It’s sometimes also a challenge to make sure everything works on every type of mobile device and every size of screen.

What are some of your professional passions? I enjoy using new technologies and exploring ways to improve the performance of the software I’ve created. I also like to design user experiences that are intuitive and transparent.

What are a few of your personal passions? I enjoy movies and TV, especially sci-fi stuff. A number of different types of electronic music, as well as movie soundtracks. I like to fly my drone around (I have not crashed it yet – fingers crossed!). I think anything related to space is super interesting, but most of my personal time is spent writing code and experimenting with new technologies because I enjoy it so much!

What would be your advice to a new grad? The best advice I’d have for newly graduated software engineers or anyone who wants to get into it, is just to start making something. Come up with a small project or a goal and start writing code, trying different things, and experimenting. The more difficult you find something, the more you’ll learn.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Hopefully, I’ll still be making software and mobile apps with Physiopedia!

What are the best things about being part of the Physiopedia team? I enjoy working with the team, solving problems, and making awesome products that deliver real value. The people I’ve worked with at Physiopedia are great!

How has being a Physiopedia team member helped your professional development/career progression? I’ve learned a lot working on the Physiopedia apps and can use this knowledge to make even better apps in the future.

What are your hopes and aspirations for Physiopedia? I hope Physiopedia goes on to help even more people every year.

What is your favourite Physioplus course?  I used the Trigger Finger course extensively while testing the Plus app during its early development, so I’d choose that one!

Anything else you would like to share? Thanks so much for the nomination as Top Contributor, it is an honour!