Role in FICEBO:
Who are you?
Australian-trained physiotherapist; senior researcher in sports medicine
Favorite part of your job?
Building projects and collaborating with clever clinicians and resourceful researchers who are tackling important challenges in sports health & performance
Why did you decide to enter your field?
I wanted to be an Olympic athlete, but couldn’t run fast enough to make the team! The runner-up option was to become a sport physiotherapist. After graduating from my clinical degree, I decided I also wanted to do research on how to help athletes stay healthy and perform at their best.
Who/What inspires you?
All the hard-working clinicians and athletes/patients trying to make quality decisions together in practice. I’m committed to doing research that helps clinicians help athletes and patients.
The most interesting article you’ve read recently?
“COVID-19 medical papers have fewer women first authors than expected” by Jens Peter Andersen and colleagues; published in eLife (doi: 10.7554/eLife.58807).
Your favorite book and why?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for its poetry and humanity Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado Perez, for its honesty Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, for its detail