Claire grew up in Newlyn and qualified in 1983 at Addenbrookes in Cambridge then starting her career in Cardiff. In 1985 she began specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation at the Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Unit in Cardiff before moving into Orthopaedics and General Musculoskeletal work in 1990.
Her Career has taken her in many directions, to inlcude work at home and in Australia with a short time in Indonesia where she developed her interest in Occupational Health supporting the mining and fishing industry.
Claire continued with her post graduate training in fields of Neurology and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, becoming a credentialled McKenzie Therapist and Occupational Health.
Claire and Lesley set up Harbourside in 2003, and since 2006 was Instrumental in setting up a service for Commercial Fishermen, working towards a return to full working capacity after both acute and long term injuries. The Seafarers's Hospital Society have backed this leading pilot work and Harbourside is now leading the Seafarers Physiotherapy Network in Devon and Cornwall.
'My future aims are to get a preventative management of injuries programme in the fishing industry nationwide and to also provide in Newlyn and West Cornwall, through Harbourside, a service that assists in enabling a person, to achieve the best possible outcomes for an active work and home life'
At the moment Claire splits her time between Newlyn and Brisbane, due to family; and therefore along with the Seafarers network in the UK, and works with the teaching team at the University of Queensland as a practical tutor with Student Physiotherapists.
In her spare time she does a lot of walking; and not an avid gardener but seems to spend alot of time in it usually trying to maintain a nature spot in both Newlyn and the bush block they live in in Australia.