Dawn joined the University in 2011 as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy with a specialist interest in Neurological Physiotherapy. Her first degree is in Applied Physiology where she then followed a research pathway gaining a MPhil from the University of Cambridge.
Following a change in career path, Dawn graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy and pursued a clinical role working within the NHS. She has 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of acute hospital and community settings. Her clinical specialist area is Neurology, with a specific interest in Stroke Rehabilitation. Dawn still maintains a clinical role and is a committee member of the Yorkshire Association of Physiotherapists with an Interest In Neurology (ACPIN).
Dawn completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dawn teaches across the BSc Physiotherapy and MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy courses. Her specialist area is Neurology, and she is the module lead for Neurological Physiotherapy modules and Multi-Systems Physiology. She is also one of the Clinical Placement Co-ordinators.
Dawn supervises student dissertations on the BSc and MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy courses.