Dr Pauline Penney

National Assessment Services Manager


[email protected]


09 826 4004

Work Days:

Monday to Friday

“I believe in a person-centred rehab approach that empowers individuals to achieve relevant, functional outcomes. This is supported by having a skilled team of rehab professionals working collaboratively with clients and families, and underpinned by organisational processes that optimise consistent quality and best practice.”


  • PhD (2014)
  • Master of Health Science (1st class Hon) 2007
  • Post Grad Dip Rehabilitation (Dist), 2004
  • Cert CBE, 1998
  • Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1991

Work History

Pauline has over 25 years clinical experience as a physiotherapist, working in a wide variety of public and private settings, with clients from all age groups. As an executive, Pauline has held management positions in several organisations and is currently on the executive board of the Northern Rehabilitation Providers Group, and the Foster Hope charity board.

Published work

Penney, P.R. (2016). Collaborative practice in community rehabilitation teams: An international perspective. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oct 2016, Vol. 97, Issue 10, e39

Penney, P. (2014). Collaborative practice: A grounded theory of connecting in community rehabilitation teams. PhD Thesis. AUT University, Auckland, NZ.

Penney, P. (2007). Family transitions: A focus study group of family support of young adults with complex disabilities. MHSc Dissertation. AUT University, Auckland, NZ.

Andrew, M., Penney,P., Funnell, O., & Simpson, D. (2004). Functional change in adolescents with physical disabilities receiving school based physiotherapy over one year. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(1), 3-9.

Penney, P., (2004). Physiotherapy interventions for adolescents with disabilities. New Zealand Physiotherapy conference, Rotorua, NZ.