Following graduation from RGU in 2003 Kirstyn commenced employment with NHS Tayside completing her junior rotation in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, elderly assessment and rehabilitation and orthopaedics. Kirstyn worked as a senior clinician in acute neurosciences at Ninewells hospital before moving to a senior rotational post in community paediatrics, where she continued to work before commencing her lecturer post at RGU.
For many years Kirstyn was involved with Headway, a support group for individuals with acquired brain injury and their cares and volunteered at The Brae, Riding Ability Centre. Kirstyn has sought to work in partnership with other agencies to promote Occupational Therapy and facilitate new developments, offering fatigue management courses in association with the MS society and is currently working with Dundee City Council to establish the first powered wheelchair football club in the city.
Specialist Clinical Interests
- Fatigue management in long term conditions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Promoting participation in leisure activities for children with physical disability
- Neurological assessment and rehabilitation
- Self management
- Evidence based practice
- Role emerging areas of practice
- Professional behaviour and preparation for practice
Kirstyn has commenced her studies towards her Msc qualification and is working towards its completion.