Anna Mason-Mackay

Anna Mason-Mackay

Academic Staff Member

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About

I am originally from Wellington, but have spent most of my life since university living and travelling overseas. Outside of being a physiotherapist and a teacher, I am an adventurer, traveller, and taiko drummer.

Awards

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (2007)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, AUT (2013)
  • Master of Health Science in Physiotherapy (1st Class Honours), AUT (2015)

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  • Mason-Mackay, A. R, Whatman, C., Reid, D., Lorimer, A. (2016). The Effect of Ankle Bracing on Landing Biomechanics in Female Netballers. Physical Therapy in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.11.002
  • Mason-Mackay, A. R, Whatman, C., Reid, D. (2016). The Effect of Ankle Bracing on Lower Extremity Biomechanics during Landing: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.07.014
  • Mason-Mackay, A. R, Whatman, C., Reid, D. (2015). The Effect of Reduced Ankle Dorsiflexion on Lower Extremity Mechanics during Landing: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.06.006
  

What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

I moved from clinical work into teaching because I wanted to help address inequities and shortfalls in healthcare delivery. Many of the issues with healthcare delivery stem from the way health professionals are trained, and it is wonderful to help train new physiotherapists in a way which will reduce inequity and improve health outcomes, particularly for marginalised groups. It is also wonderful to help students find their way through the programme, and move into their careers with confidence, and pride in what they do.

What do you love about your area?

Since graduating in 2007 I have worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in inpatient, outpatient, private, public, military, sporting, and humanitarian settings across seven different countries. Most recently I worked as a lecturer teaching physiotherapy students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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