All about me
I completed my Physiotherapy training in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand (2002). Once my community service was completed I worked in private practice for a short time before coming to the UK. The idea was to travel and gain some life experience before settling down.

Whilst travelling and working I locumed and my love for respiratory physio started to grow. In 2004 I took up a permanent position in respiratory and have never looked back. I have since worked at numerous NHS teaching hospitals in London which have included: Barts and The London, Tower Hamlets, King’s College London, Royal Marsden (Sutton and Merton Community Services), University College London and St. George’s Hospital.

At these various trusts I have had roles in pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, bronchiectasis clinics, asthma clinics, COPD clinics, interstitial lung diseases clinics, breathlessness intervention service, Covid clinics and general chest clinics. All these have given me extensive and valuable clinical experience managing and treating patients with complex respiratory issues.
In 2012 I started to work in private alongside my NHS role in London and in 2021 left the NHS to work solely in private practice.

I am a committee member for the UK “Physiotherapy for Breathing Pattern Disorders” group and lecture on the management of disordered breathing patterns and hyperventilation syndrome across the country. I qualified as a Buteyko practitioner in 2017 and continue to manage patients with disordered breathing on a daily basis.

In 2012 I completed my MSc in physiotherapy and reserached at how cough affects people with COPD. I have assisted various research projects across the spectrum of lung disease over the last few years too.

When I am not being a respiratory physio I am a wife and mum to two children. We have recently moved into Sussex for a change of lifestyle and for our children to grow up outside of “The Big Smoke”. We have recently gotten a dog and are enjoying our very long country walks, trips to the seaside for crabbing and jumping on our bicycles for a ride. I have even dabbled in Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding since moving down and think I may be becoming addicted. Give me the great outdoors and I am happy!