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I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1995 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy, and subsequently attained a PhD in Physiotherapy in 2000.
Since qualifying I have worked in a range of clinical and research roles. Clinical roles have encompassed acute, rehabilitation, community and domiciliary settings in the UK, as well having assessed leprosy patients, from a dugout canoe, in the Amazon Jungle.
For a period of 5 years I worked as an advanced health research analyst in the area of stroke rehabilitation, developing expertise in the evaluation and dissemination of research findings. I was also involved in the education and skill development of AHPs in evidence based practice and service development within the NHS in the area of stroke, and guiding staff undertaking clinical projects in fields as diverse as paediatrics and women's health.
Over the past 10 years I have worked in clinical roles within the speciality of Neurology, and mainly in the long term management of progressive neurological conditions.
I have been a member of ACPIN and the Northern Ireland ACPIN Committee for some years. In 2016 I took on the role of Northern Ireland ACPIN Representative, and have been greatly encouraged to hear and see the developing vision for ACPIN and our speciality of Neurological Physiotherapy. I should like to offer my services to the ACPIN executive committee, to contribute to the development of our profession. I can bring scientific learning, knowledge and the experience of putting it into practice in the clinical setting on a daily basis. I am passionate about the beneficial and life changing effect skilled clinicians have on their patients, their families and wider society.
Yet, there is more to life than Physiotherapy, with family, friends, cycling, kayaking, camping, mountain biking, motorcycles, hill walking…..