Margot Skinner talks about receiving the Mildred Elson award

Margot Skinner is the 10th physiotherapist to receive the Mildred Elson award, for her outstanding contribution to the physiotherapy profession as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. 

After announcing the Mildred Elson award at the 20th General Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 31 May 2023, Margot’s contribution was recognised before more than 2,000 physiotherapists at an awards presentation session on 3 June 2023 during the World Physiotherapy Congress 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Margot Skinner, recipient of Mildred Elson award in 2023

Margot is a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand and her career as a physiotherapist, clinician, educator, and researcher spans more than 50 years. She was World Physiotherapy vice president, 2015-2019, regional executive board member for the Asia Western Pacific (AWP) region, 2007-2015, and was chair of AWP region, 2003-2007. She also served two terms as president of Physiotherapy New Zealand.

In a video interview recorded after the presentation session, Margot talks about the award and her experiences with the global physiotherapy community.

Watch the video interview with Margot Skinner

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World Physiotherapy awards presentation 2023