Dr Emer Barrett holds a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Kings College London and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Her primary research interest investigates the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease in primary care. She has gained extensive experience as a clinical physiotherapist specialising in the rehabilitation of patients with both neurological and musculoskeletal conditions whilst working in health services in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Since 2007 she has held a full-time teaching post in Trinity College Dublin delivering lectures in health promotion and neurology as well as supporting students on clinical placement. In 2009 she introduced an interprofessional course across the Faculty of Health Sciences facilitating over 500 students from seven different health disciplines to work together in small interdisciplinary groups, modelling those seen in modern health care.