Kristen graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2019. Prior to this Kristen studied Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Education (Honours) for three years.
During her studies, Kristen worked at Lingard Private Hospital in the orthopaedic and surgical wards, allowing her to gain valuable experience with postoperative procedures and joint replacements. She also had the opportunity to complete an 8-month placement with the Newcastle Knights juniors, helping her to gain valuable knowledge in diagnosing and treating sports injuries.
After graduating Kristen worked in community physiotherapy, treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions. She has a particular interest in treating sports injuries, especially those that are netball and dance related.
When not at work Kristen can be found playing netball, rock climbing, or going for hikes. Kristen currently works part time at Regent Street Physiotherapy on Monday and Thursday afternoons.