I graduated from Guys School of Physiotherapy in 1991 and then worked in a number of teaching hospitals in London. In 1987 I obtained an M.Sc. in Health Sciences and specialised in respiratory care. I was awarded a PhD in pulmonary rehabilitation in 2001. As Assistant Professor Physiotherapy, St George’s University I led on undergraduate and post graduate respiratory teaching and research. With over 100 peer reviewed publications, a number of book chapters and as editor of “Pulmonary Rehabilitation: An interdisciplinary approach”, I am an international expert on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Clinically, my area of expertise is in the delivery of exercise for people with chronic health problems, such as diabetes, COPD, renal failure and hypertension. I teach breathing re-training and provide physical activity therapies for people with cardio-respiratory conditions, such as asthma, emphysema, hyperventilation, and panic disorders.
I moved to Spain in 2014, where I now live with my husband and dog. Here, I provide domiciliary respiratory physiotherapy and remain active in lecturing, recently speaking at the 29th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of Physiotherapy, Athens, December 2019 and providing online teaching for Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care, February 2021.