Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Stephanie is a consultant physiotherapist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and is the co-lead for the sleep and ventilation service. Stephanie qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Brighton in 2005 and subsequently worked in both the community and acute hospitals in Surrey, before moving to the Royal Free in 2014. She completed an MSc in advanced cardiorespiratory physiotherapy from UCL in 2015. Stephanie has a range of clinical experience and expertise, her main clinical focus is the acute and long term management of patients with ventilatory failure and sleep disordered breathing. Stephanie was awarded the award for sustainability through digital from DigitalHealth.London 2017 for her work on remote monitoring of home NIV patients. This includes patients with a range of conditions including; neuro muscular disease, COPD, obesity, chest wall deformity and other weird and wonderful presentations. Stephanie is an active researcher, has presented work at national and international conferences and her published work can be found on ResearchGate and Google Scholar. Stephanie is passionate about the education of health care professionals and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level across a range of disciplines. She is the AHP lead for simulation at RFL, has developed a range of innovative educational resources and supervises post graduate students. Stephanie is the co-chair for the national consultant physiotherapy group and is working on the consultant level practice agenda nationally. Stephanie is an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur.