Mulligan, Hilda

Mulligan, Hilda
Country
New Zealand
Bio

Hilda Mulligan completed her undergraduate physiotherapy training at University of Cape Town in South Africa, and her MHSc and PhD at Otago University in New Zealand. She is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy, Otago University, New Zealand. Her research centres around personal agency by adults/children with chronic conditions/disability with a particular focus on areas of behaviour change, physical activity, community-based rehabilitation, and community participation. She has a passion for working with adults/children with chronic conditions/disability to facilitate their choice and control within their own context/s. Hilda works together with national and international physical therapist researchers and clinicians, and with researchers and clinicians across other disciplines to facilitate behavioural change that results in inclusion of adults/children with chronic conditions/disability in decisions about their treatment. She fosters translation of research into practice through community engagement with end-user groups, as well as governmental health services, Primary Health Organisations and non-governmental organisations. Hilda has over 25 publications in the last five years and is currently working on a large research project, WellConnectedNZ, funded by the Health Research Council in New Zealand. The project focus is on social connection for health and well-being by people with chronic conditions.