I qualified as a physiotherapist in July 1982, worked for 6 years in clinical practice, obtained an MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences and entered the field of physiotherapy education and research. In 1992 I was part of a team who set up a new School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy with an emphasis on Inter-professional education at the University of Southampton. In 2002 I became the Director of Learning and Development for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, covering all matters of education and research. In 2004 I became Associate Dean for Consultant Practitioner Development in the Wessex Deanery; and in 2005 as the Allied Health Professions Advisor for the national Workforce Review Team (part-time).
In 2007 I became Head of Innovation and Development in the Workforce Development team of NHS South Central, obtaining my PhD in 2011. In 2015 I became the Health Dean for Health Education England ( Wessex) and lead various multi-professional initiatives. Throughout this time I’ve continued to work part-time as a clinical physiotherapist in private practice. I have been a PPEF Trustee since 2004 and Chairman of the Board since 2017