Kristine originally studied at Curtin University of Technology and gained a Bachelor of Primary Education, before teaching in the United Kingdom.
Kristine then decided to pursue a career change and commenced her Masters in Occupational Therapy at New York University, USA, before returning home to Perth and completing her studies at Curtin University of Technology in 2007.
Kristine began working at HULC in 2008 and has been actively involved in research during this time. Kristine was involved in a wrist fusion study and presented the findings at the National Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) Conference in 2008. Kristine also contributed to the research on trapeziometacarpal surgeries, the findings of which were presented at the 2015 Western Australian Society of Hand Surgeon’s annual scientific meeting.
Kirstine is also the HULC Student Coordinator and works closely with both Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities to provide the next generation of hand therapists with strong foundations to excel in the profession.
Kristine is an active member of the hand therapy community, regularly attending and presenting at state AHTA meetings. Kristine is an Associate Member of the AHTA and is working towards her full membership.