Lucy Alpine qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2007 with a BSc in Physiotherapy (Hons). She worked clinically in a number of hospitals before moving to the role of Practice Education Co-ordinator in the Discipline of Physiotherapy Trinity College in 2004. She currently manages all aspect of the practice education component of the course. She completed a Diploma in Statistics in 2009 and her MSc by Research in 2012. Her research masters were in the area of hip fracture outcomes and follow-up care. In her role in practice education she has a specific interest in health profession education and has developed a framework for a 2:1 supervision model in physiotherapy. Other current research areas of interest in practice education include quality in education, innovative service development with students and factors that influence health care professionals to supervise students.