Cornelia qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996. For the first 10 years she worked in Germany and Switzerland as a clinician, a course instructor, a freelance author and a lecturer participating in various research projects. In 2008 she changed her career to follow a long-term vocation and to spend the following decade in humanitarian missions. She has worked in environments as diverse as hospitals, refugee camps, rehabilitation centres, mobile field clinics, communities, training institutions, professional associations, disabled people's organisations, local and national government structures. Her roles encompassed those as a clinician, team leader, project manager, lecturer, and programme coordinator in 13 French or English speaking settings that ranged from post-earthquake relief to acute, protracted and post conflict, and transition from humanitarian to development settings. Since 2017 she holds a position as a rehabilitation technical advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Recent presentations include conference contributions (WCPT 2017, humanitarian congress 2017, physiokongress 2018) and invited lectures (Clinics/ PT schools in Europe) on approaches specific to low resource and conflict settings: open access to learning resources, quality assurance of physiotherapy interventions, system approaches and global health.