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.