Professor Frances Horgan graduated from the University of Dublin Trinity College with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. She also holds an MSc Research, Diploma in Statistics PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Prior to joining the School of Physiotherapy in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 1999 she worked as a senior physiotherapist in neurology and care of the elderly in the Meath hospital and the Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital Tallaght Dublin. She commenced lecturing in the RCSI in 1999 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2005 and associate professor of physiotherapy in 2016. Her research interests are care of the elderly, falls and stroke rehabilitation, health services research and inter-professional education. She is the course director of the taught Masters programme in Neurology and Gerontology at RCSI. She is a founder member of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke since 1997 and was Secretary from 1999-2009, and Chairperson from 2009-2016. She was Vice Dean for Inter-professional Education at RCSI (2014-2018).