I qualified in 2008 as a physiotherapist and specialised in musculoskeletal (MSK). I undertook my Masters study in Sport & Exercise Medicine, after which I had a role as an advanced practitioner in an Emergency department. I later moved to a community MSK service where I had the privilege to lead the digital work stream to integrate the MSK service within which I worked, with podiatry, physiotherapy and community pain services. I undertook clinical safety officer (CSO) duties as part of this project which allowed me to later secure a position as an Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer (ACCIO). Currently I hold the roles of; ACCIO), Allied Health Professional (AHP) professional Lead, and remain clinically active as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in an integrated MSK service at Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation trust.
I truly believe digital holds the central role in meeting the healthcare needs of the future but see daily the challenges and frustrations that can come with digital and digital transformation.
When not immersed in the worlds of digital, clinical practice and professional leadership you can find me out on my bike, in the garden, clowning about with my kids or somewhere in-between.