I qualified as a physiotherapist from Leeds in 1995 and subsequently worked at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I started a full time PhD in 1998 at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
Following completion of my PhD in 2002 I worked clinically as a physiotherapist for a year before taking up a physiotherapy lecturing post in 2003.
I moved to my present post as a research fellow within the Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research based in Nursing Studies at Edinburgh University in January 2006.
My research interests include the evaluation of rehabilitation and issues surrounding outcome measurement.
One area of research interest is recovery and rehabilitation after a prolonged stay in intensive care.
The other main area of interest is the evaluation of techniques used in stroke rehabilitation, including treadmill training and functional electrical stimulation (FES).