Claire is a clinician-researcher-teacher who obtained her B.Physiotherapy (Honours) from UniSA in 2005 and PhD from Flinders University in 2013 on respiratory and peripheral muscle dysfunction in critical illness.
Her clinical and research experience has mainly focussed on physical function in the ICU/acute phase of recovery, with a particular interest in helping people with sepsis or who require prolonged mechanical ventilation.
Most recently Claire has been supported by a Physiotherapy Research Foundation grant to study physical activity and sedentary behaviours in the ICU, extending her interest in outcome measurement.
As an ECR, she has 14 peer-reviewed publications, a book chapter contribution and experience at presenting as both an abstract author and invited speaker at national conferences.
Professionally, she has served as President of the South Australian branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (2012-2013) and is the current SA representative for the National Cardiorespiratory group of the association. She is clinically affiliated with the Flinders Medical Centre here in South Australia.