A member of the Auckland Branch. I work with the Concord Performance Improvement team at the Auckland DHB helping to improve the delivery of services to our patients across all areas of the organisation.
I graduated from the Otago School of Physiotherapy in 1998 and since that time have worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in both private and public practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
I am the former national clinical lead for haemophilia physiotherapy and held the first DHB-based physiotherapy practitioner role in New Zealand. Prior to taking on the role as President of Physiotherapy New Zealand, I served on the National Executive three years. I have received awards for my work in developing regional and national physiotherapy-led health services including the 2012 Healthcare Excellence Award and the 2013 Chief Executive’s Award at ADHB. While in the UK I completed a Masters of Science degree in biomechanics and am the author of books, multimedia and peer-reviewed articles relating to physiotherapy and the management of bleeding disorders.
I am interested to growing the skills of our profession in New Zealand to meet the challenges of a health landscape where long term and chronic condition management are as important as our more traditional areas of clinical practice. I believe that the establishment of a better career development pathway will be of long term benefit and will help to retain talented people within the physiotherapy profession. I am committed to being a strong voice, advocating for the value of physiotherapy and rehabilitation with central government, national funders and the public.
At the AGM on 23 May 2014, Ian was elected unopposed as President. He is a member of the Auckland Branch.