Special Interests

Kristen has a special interest in complex trauma, tendon injuries and shoulder rehabilitation.


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) – AUT (Auckland, New Zealand), 2004

Awards / Achievements

  • Completed Brunel University Masters module HH55016 Hand Therapy II (UK, 2013)
  • Accredited Hand Therapist,  British Association of Hand Therapy (UK, 2014)
  • Registered Hand Therapist,  Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ, 2014)
  • HTNZ Secretary and member of Executive committee (2015-2018)

Presentations / Publications

  • Presentation on The Role of Hand Therapy, Nurse education conference, June 2019 (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Presentation on Hand Therapy, Orthopaedic study day for new nursing staff at Princess Grace Hospital, 2013 (London, UK)


Kristen has worked in major trauma centre hospitals (Royal Free Hospital – London,  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital – London, Middlemore Hospital – Auckland) and private practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has recently moved to Melbourne and is looking forward to exploring Australia with her husband and children.

Kristen found a love for Hand Therapy while at University and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques. She is passionate about educating other health professionals about Hand Therapy as a specialty, speaking on study days in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Kristen was Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee for Hand Therapy New Zealand (HTNZ) from 2015-2018.


  • Member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
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