Current role

Senior Exercise Physiologist in the Integrated Care Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital as part of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department. Exercise Physiologist in the Inpatient and Day Therapy department at Eden Private Hospital.

Previous rotations

Previously worked in the Day Therapy department at Wesley Hospital, Coorindated Fitness Private Practice and UQ healthy living clinic as a Clinical Educator.

What does your job involve?

Delivery of independent advanced Exercise Physiology clinical services to patients within the multidisciplinary team in Gastroenterology and Hepatology department, Day Therapy department and Inpatient department. Services included exercise delivery, exercise prescription and programming for patient with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary and metabolic conditions. Initiation of behaviour change strategies, supervision of students and support to junior staff members and contribution to research, management of case-load, development of resources and education to patients and colleagues, case conference attendance and statistic and contribution to quality improvement tasks.

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most about my job as an Exercise Physiologist is the opportunity to use exercise to help people of all ages improve their quality of life whether they are suffering from a chronic disease, are recovering from surgery, cancer or are palliative stage of life. I love working as a collaborative practice in a multidisciplinary team where learning and professional growth is encouraged.

What was your motivation to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

My motivation to purse a career as an Exercise Physiologist was driven for my love of helping people. The idea of assisting people to improve their health and quality of life through exercise and self management strategies was my motivation. I believed I would be able to help people on a personal as well population level.

What were the highlights of studying clinical exercise physiology at UQ?

The highlights of my degree at UQ was the amazing learning opportunities that was facilitated within the degree. The high calibre lecturers, opportunity for research and emphasis on practical learning through technical and prescription skills, oncology and musculoskeletal practical classes was incredibly helpful. My first cancer patient was taken at UQ and that ignited a passion to work with oncology patients. My clinical skills and professional growth was supported and challenged by my clinical educators and supervisors within the degree. I would encourage exercise physiology at UQ to all students if you want a high quality, enriching learning experience.


Learn more about the Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) program