Dr Julie Reeve is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. She contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate education and research programmes. Her teaching and research has primarily focussed on the physiotherapy management of the patient undergoing major surgery and acute and critical illness. Her current research interests include preoperative physiotherapy education and prehabilitation for patients undergoing major surgery, rehabilitation following acute and critical illness and rehabilitation following a diagnosis of cancer. Her previous research work has included clinical trials investigating physiotherapy for patients undergoing open thoracic surgery, preoperative education of patients undergoing abdominal surgery and systematic reviews investigating prehabilitation. She is a reviewer for several medical and physiotherapy journals, has reviewed grant submissions for several bodies and has been an editorial board member for the NZ Journal of Physiotherapy and the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation.