PhD, MHSc, Dip Phys
Suzie works as a physiotherapist and is also the director at Neuro Rehab Results, a private clinic that specialises in rehabilitation for individuals with neurological impairments. She also works as a post doctoral research fellow at AUT University. Suzie initially worked in the US, but returned to Auckland in 1995 and has been working in neurological rehabilitation since this time. She completed a Masters of Health Science at AUT University in 1999 and a PhD at the University of Auckland in 2009, while maintaining her clinical role. Suzie has a longstanding interest in gait, particularly in the area of walking performance in the real world, however has many other clinical and research interests as well. Suzie is passionate about continuing to work towards improved health outcomes for patients clinically, which drives the focus of her research.
PhD, MSc, Grad Dip Phys
Denise is a physiotherapist and an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies, AUT University, Auckland. She leads a team of researchers who focus on understanding movement control and evaluating therapeutic interventions for people with neurological disabilities. She qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK and worked in various hospitals before completing her Master of Science degree at the University of Southampton (UK). Denise started her academic career in 1991 at Loughborough University (UK) where she was involved in teaching anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. During this time, Denise helped to set up a gait analysis clinic at Derby Hospital (UK) and developed a strong interest in the neural control of movement. Denise moved to New Zealand in 1996 and worked initially as a lecturer at the University of Otago whilst completing her PhD in Motor Control before relocating to AUT University in Auckland. Denise currently undertakes clinical work through Neuro Rehab Results Clinic in Auckland.