What is your role at SKOHS?
I teach on multimodal healthcare and professional development courses
What got you interested in your teaching subject?
I enjoy teaching courses that help bridge the gap between theoretical subjects and clinical practice, and particularly where different areas of knowledge can be brought together to help understand real life clinical situations better.
What would you consider to be most important in your role as a teacher?
To support and help equip students for their clinical interactions with patients and to stimulate curiosity and enjoyment in subjects relevant to clinical practice.
Tell us about your career path
I studied neuropsychology at Cambridge University then 2 years in business before studying in London at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine to become an Osteopath and naturopath. Since then I have worked over 16 years in private healthcare in a variety of settings from international-level sport to corporate and private clinical settings. I am now based in Stockholm.
Why did you become an osteopath?
It seemed the most broad of the manual therapy professions available at that time and I liked the idea of using my brain and hands through a holistic lens to best help patients rather than machines or a very recipe-driven approach.
How do you develop in your professional role?
I keep up to date with the latest evidence and theoretical thinking both within our profession and in related fields of knowledge. I keep an open mind and reflect and consider on my experiences with patients and what my current thinking or approach is and am always open to adjusting and developing based on new ideas and knowledge. Talking with persons outside the profession is also a great way to challenge and get thinking a little differently.
What do you love the most with what you do?
When I can find a beautifully simple approach to what the patient may have considered a complex problem or something they didn’t think could be helped.
Tell us about a hobby (Hobbies) you have
Camping in all seasons, pen drawing, and open water swimming with and without my border collie
Why would you recommend someone to study osteopathy?
It is a challenging education and that doesn’t stop when you graduate but the rewards are worth it: being in a position to support persons with pain and injury and help get them back to doing what they love.