Tanya has worked in the UK, from acute hospital, neuro-rehabilitation units through to community based specialist neurological services. She has worked to the level of Clinical Specialist in Neurology within the NHS and now dedicates herself to working privately providing specialist services to people with neurological conditions or injuries.
Tanya has also worked overseas in New Zealand leading a busy out-patient spinal cord injury physiotherapy service and providing physiotherapy to those going through inpatient rehabilitation.
Tanya works in specialist neurological private practice and as a medico-legal expert providing neurological physiotherapy reports to court.
Tanya completed a Masters in global health and development in 2009, which allowed her to explore the experience of disability both here in the UK and overseas. She completed a thesis, which looked at the experience women and men have in accessing healthcare on a small island.
She continues to follow an active interest in influences on health and wellbeing for people with disabilities in different parts of the world and has contributed to research into lived experiences of spinal cord injury in the pacific islands. She has also delivered a series of workshops on disability with a colleague, in collaboration with local disabled people, for health and social care workers on the island of Montserrat.
Tanya is a registered member of the Health Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and neurological rehabilitation and international development special interest groups.