DHSc, MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. NZRP, MPNZ, MCSP (UK), MICSP (Ireland)
Sarah has expertise and a specific interest in the management of people with bronchiectasis, breathlessness and breathing pattern dysfunction. Her research interests include aspects relating to these clinical areas as well as exploring cultural and social attitudes towards cough. She has lectured and presented locally, nationally, and internationally and in 2013, gained her Doctorate.
Clinically, Sarah currently works as a Physiotherapy Advanced Clinician (Cardio-Respiratory) with responsibility for physiotherapy-led youth and adult bronchiectasis clinics. She also works with people with complex disordered breathing patterns and runs a community-based aquatic exercise programme for people with obesity and health issues. She is also employed part time as a Senior Lecturer in Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy with responsibility for undergraduate teaching and is the paper-leader for a post-graduate paper: Breathing, Performance and Rehabilitation.
She is registered with the Physiotherapy Board of NZ and is a member of Physiotherapy NZ, UK and Irish Physiotherapy Chartered Societies, Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Special Interest Groups (NZ and Ireland) and Thoracic and Cardiac Societies of Australia and NZ.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, NZRP, MPNZ
Trina completed her training in physiotherapy in the UK in 1993. She has over 20 years of experience as a cardio-respiratory physiotherapist working in a variety of clinical environments including acute care settings, general and dedicated intensive care units, medical and surgical units, ultimately gaining a post-graduate qualification in this field.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1999, Trina developed further clinical expertise working at Greenlane Hospital, including working in paediatrics, and with people pre and post heart and lung transplantation.
Trina has worked at Waitemata DHB as a Senior Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist since 2003 and currently leads the Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapy Service and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme. Her clinical responsibilities include physiotherapy management of people with a wide variety of respiratory presentations, including COPD, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and disordered breathing. She is also a clinical, research and professional supervisor for DHB physiotherapists and undergraduate students.
She is a state registered physiotherapist (Physiotherapy Board of NZ) and is a member of Physiotherapy NZ and the national Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Special Interest Group.