Dr Margaret Mayston: linking knowledge to practice

26 April 2010

Dr Margaret Mayston with her award from Quantas

Dr Margaret Mayston (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) is the Australian Woman of the Year in the UK 2010.

She is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the research department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, and holds an honorary Senior Lectureship at the UCL Institute of Child Health, where her research at the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit focuses on kinematics – the study of motion.

Dr Mayston, a trained physiotherapist, relocated from Australia to undertake specialist training at London’s Bobath Centre, a charity that helps children with cerebral palsy and adults with stroke.

She founded and directed a masters programme at UCL to develop academic, clinical and research skills for physiotherapists and remains involved in their training at the Bobath Centre.

She is also an associate editor for one of the main paediatric neurorehabilitation journals, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Her unique skills were recognised in the Australia Day Honours list 2009 when she was appointed to the Order of Australia.

In this podcast, Dr Mayston discusses why she came to London, how her career led her to UCL, and her teaching and research at the university.


For more information about UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology or the UCL Institute of Child Health, follow the links above.

Image: Dr Margaret Mayston with her Australian Woman of the Year in the UK 2010 award, which was sponsored by Quantas


UCL context

The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health.

Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University College London Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and UCL form UCL Partners, Europe’s largest academic health science partnership.

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