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Leadership Profiles

An ongoing series of profiles of leaders in the profession.

 

Sandra Kettle - Strength Together

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini – it means strength does not come from the individual but also from others – collaboration can bring the best results”.

It’s a credo that marks out Sandra Kettle’s style as a physiotherapy Kaitiaki (a guardian), with much of her work being focused on building a community of Māori physiotherapists to develop new talent and grow representation in the profession.

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Maarama Davis - Māori leader

Our latest profile is our very own Maarama Davis. She’s focused on making sure that the Board and other governing bodies in the profession are looking at what they do from a Māori perspective to encourage better outcomes for Māori physiotherapists and clients.

Māori leader profile – Maarama Davis

We spoke to the Board's Deputy Chair Maarama Davis about leadership in physiotherapy and how we get more Māori involved in the profession and better outcomes for Māori patients.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Tainafi Lefono - Leading by Example

Like many physiotherapists Tainafi Lefono first got interested in the profession through sport. A First generation Samoan-New Zealander and a talented rugby player, he headed to Otago in 2006 to study health sciences.

But while playing rugby in 2007 a tackle went wrong and Tainafi suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a C7 tetraplegic. Over the following two years of intensive rehabilitation his interest in physiotherapy only increased.

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Leaders in Physiotherapy - Ricky Bell

In the latest of our leaders in physiotherapy profiles Ricky Bell talks about his recent PHD and the importance of his hapū/whānau to his worldview and to his studies.

Leaders in Physiotherapy – Ricky Bell

In the latest of our leaders in physiotherapy profiles Ricky Bell talks about his recent PHD and the importance of his hapū/whānau to his worldview and to his studies.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Monday, 13 August 2018

Leaders in Physiotherapy - Ben Darlow

Physiotherapy Specialist, Dr Ben Darlow, talks about what the specialist scope entails and his views on how the profession’s grown and where it could head in the future.

Dr Ben Darlow – leader in physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Specialist, Dr Ben Darlow, talks about what the specialist scope entails and his views on how the profession's grown and where it could head in the future.

Posted by Physiotherapy Board on Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Leadership in physiotherapy – breaking down barriers

Alexis Cameron is a physiotherapist and the Rangatahi Programme Coordinator at Auckland DHB. Her experiences as a practitioner of Māori and Pacific Island descent have informed her work and her career-path. In her role with the Rangatahi Programme, Alexis helps pathway Māori and Pacific youth into careers in health.

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Better health outcomes

Professor Te Kani Kingi is the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. He also supports the Board on matters of cultural significance as they relate to the profession including providing cultural expertise to the accreditation and accreditation process.

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