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Post Nominals PhD, MSc, PGCert, BSc (Hons), SHEA
Biography I was awarded a Clinical Academic fellowship jointly funded by the Chief Scientist Office and Parkinson’s UK and am currently undertaking my PhD exploring the feasibility and acceptability of a collaborative approach to exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Within this role my time is split between research, clinical work and I continue to deliver teaching within the School of Health Sciences on Neurological rehabilitation, healthcare policy, service design and research.

Other Roles:
• Member of the Parkinson's UK College of Experts grant review panel
• Member of the Parkinson UK strategic Advisory Board in Scotland
• Member of the Parkinson’s UK Research Participation Steering group
• Chair of the Lottery funded Parkinson’s Active project in Scotland
• Co-Lead of the Parkinson’s Excellence Network Exercise Hub.
• Member of the North of Scotland Parkinson’s Research Group.
• AMRC advisory board member
• External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Glasgow Caledonian
• Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Professional Advisory
• CSP Scottish board member

Prior to undertaking the Clinical Academic fellowship, I was a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) and Master of Physiotherapy Courses within the School of Health Sciences at RGU.
Research Interests My research focus over the last ten years has been in people living with Parkinson’s disease. I have a particular interest in:
• Physical activity and exercise
• Gait dysfunction
• Cue based rehabilitation
• The use of technology within rehabilitation
• Self-management
• Behaviour Change
• Digital health
• Co-production
• Mixed methods approaches

I am passionate in research that will ultimately improve the care and quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease
Teaching and Learning Teaching Interests include
• Complex patient management, and management of patients with long-term conditions
• Physiotherapeutic management of people with Parkinson's disease
• Psychology and how this impacts on recovery amongst patients with long-term conditions
• Quality Improvement, and service redesign and evaluation
• Research methods
• Self-management and supporting behavioural change
• Exercise prescription for long-term conditions
• Movement analysis