Liz has worked in preventative health and rehabilitation science since graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Applied Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Queensland in 2004. After a number of years working primarily with patients with chronic health conditions in gyms and medical centres in Australia, Liz relocated to the UK where she worked as the clinical lead in community cardiac rehabilitation and type 2 diabetes management in the team responsible for developing the pilot Healthwise GP Referral Program for the Greenwich PCT which is now offered widely across the UK to support people with chronic diseases to become more physically active. On her return to Australia, motivated by her passion for the fields of neuroscience and musculoskeletal health and her desire to better support her patients with more complex health presentations went on to complete a physiotherapy degree from Griffith University (2011). Then relocated to Sydney to complete a Masters in Pain Management from University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine (2017) while working at both the Northern Private Pain Centre and the Royal North Shore Pain Management and Research Centre, a national tertiary leader in the multi-disciplinary treatment of chronic pain.
In her clinical work Liz continues to be motivated by her desire to better understand and enhance the interaction between neuroscience and musculoskeletal health in human development, performance, pain and aging. Liz applies her breadth of skills and knowledge across exercise physiology and physiotherapy in her clinical practice to increase her patient’s capacity to increase and maintain a more physically active lifestyle. And where necessary Liz works with her patients to develop support networks of allied health and movement professionals within their more immediate community.
Liz also is a dedicated health educator and has held clinical teaching roles at University of Queensland in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and at University of New England in the School of Exercise and Sports Science while continuing to work clinician.
Outside work Liz enjoys farm life, the beach and time with her family and two young children. She also loves a physical challenge and has completed the Three Peaks Challenge (UK), Kokoda Track (PNG), a number of 10km community organised runs and half marathons. Often these events are to raise support for Australian based health oriented charity organisations including The May 50k for MS research, and Send Hope Not Flowers who provide healthcare and support for vulnerable mothers in Papua New Guinea and across the developing world.
Liz is registered provider under Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (Exercise Physiology item 10953 and Physiotherapy item 10960 services), DVA and a number of private health funds. She is also available to provide services through self-funded and managed NDIS programs, Work Cover Qld and Workcover NSW (SIRA).