I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University as a Physiotherapist in 2004.  Working in Musculoskeletal outpatients and Womens Health before quickly being tempted by Moving and Handling in 2006.  I worked across an NHS Acute and Community area in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde board, laterally focussing on Physios and Occupational therapists.  Combining that in 2009 with hands on Occupational Health physio for our staff was a perfect mix.  During this time I completed my Masters in Employment Rehabilitation (initially named Occupational health and Ergonomics) at Glasgow Caley. 

In 2016 I moved boards to an NHS specialist hospital to lead the Manual handling service while continuing hands on clinical MSK practice in a private clinic.  The opportunity came in 2018 to move closer to home and lead a bigger Manual Handling service for Fife Council.  Social care was quite a change.  But one who likes to continue to be challenged, in 2022 I moved to my current role as Musculoskeletal Lead for the Scottish Ambulance Service.  

I have been involved in Scottish Manual Handling Forum on the Core group since 2010 and been in Chairperson role since 2017.  I absolutely love it, it brings me such joy being involved and our forum has gone from strength to strength with the great teams that I have worked with over the years.  In 2018 I joined the Scottish Manual Handling Passport Review Group who are closely connected with the forum.  I am really pleased to be on the National Back Exchange board as Communications Director.  It will be fantastic to connect more around the UK and work on projects together.  I very much look forward to meeting more of you along the way.