Lead US Therapy Integration Manager
Q: Describe MindMaze in three words.
A: “Revolutionary, transformative, and pioneering.”
Q: How is your role supporting the MindMaze mission to improve patient outcomes?
A: “My role is to provide evidence-based clinical practice solutions and training to healthcare providers in the United States to transform how neurorehabilitation treatment options are delivered to patients.
“My ambition is for MindMaze to become a large part of the ‘standard of care’ by filling the current gaps, and providing improved patient outcomes and restoring function whenever possible.”
Q: What breakthroughs in neuroscience excite you most?
A: “I am a self-confessed ‘Neuro Nerd’. Since starting my clinical practice almost 30 years ago, I have seen old theories set aside because on new research, and I have worked hard to modify my clinical practice based on the latest evidence-based research. I am fascinated by research that deals with neuroplasticity and how the brain works.”
Q: What’s your slogan for life?
A: “Stay rigidly flexible.”
Q: What’s your top holiday destination?
A: “Anywhere outdoors, where animals outnumber people. I believe that I have ‘nature deficit disorder’!”
Q: You have three spaces at your dinner party table. Who do you invite?
A: “My amazing husband would be my co-host and therefore my first guest. Aside from that, I’d invite former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Growing up in the 70s and 80s there were very few female role models that showed intelligence and strength of will to persevere in their beliefs. While not perfect, Margaret Thatcher didn’t accept any nonsense and I admire that.
“My second guest would be American economist Richard Thaler. I find human behaviour fascinating and Thaler’s behavioural economics approach is spot on. He said: ‘Nudges are subtle changes to the choice architecture or the framing of information that can significantly influence behaviour without restricting choice. In healthcare settings, nudges can be used to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery’.
“My final guest would be Chinese strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu. I love studying strategy and it has allowed me to become more reflective in understanding obstacles and how to overcome them. Sun Tzu said: ‘Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems’. He was absolutely right.”