Dr Margaret Mayston did her training in Melbourne, Australia and then worked as a physiotherapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital until attending the 1978 Bobath 8-week course in London.
She worked for many years at the Bobath Centre London, is a Senior Bobath Instructor, and member of the UK teaching group, and the Australian Bobath Teaching Group (ABNDTA). She is a regular presenter at the European Bobath Tutors’ Association and European Bobath courses.
Margaret completed an MSc in Human & Applied Physiology (Kings College London, 1989) followed by a PhD (1996) in neurophysiology and then 3-year Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral fellowship both at University College London (UCL).
Since 1998 she has combined a clinical and academic career and is based at University College London where she is currently an Associate Professor (teaching) in the Division of Biosciences at UCL teaching neuroscience and general physiology on undergraduate programmes, and Hon. Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health (UCL) as contributor to the paediatric & adult neurophysiotherapy modules on the MSc programmes in Advanced Physiotherapy and the Clinical & Applied MSc for Paediatric Neuropsychologists.
She designed and presented the very successful MSc in Neurophysiotherapy at UCL for several years. She is an Associate Editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology journal, a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (UK), and has a small clinical/research role at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. Her main interest is in applying neuroscientific knowledge to clinical practice and the theoretical basis of the Bobath Concept.