Kate Harkin has 19 years’ experience in managing upper limb injuries. She was accepted as a full member of the AHTA in 1995 and has served on the National Executive. Kate has lectured extensively both in Australia and overseas. She was a 1997 Churchill Fellow, undertaking a six month training fellowship in hand therapy in centres of excellence in the USA.

She has also undertaken post graduate studies in hand therapy through Curtin University (WA) and is actively involved in research on tendon injuries. She is published in the American Journal of Hand Therapy on ‘Compliance to Hand Therapy Programs’. Kate established the EKCO Hand Therapy Unit 12 years ago.