MSc - University of Auckland
PGDipCR (Cardiac Rehabilitation) – University of Auckland.
BPhed (Sports and Exercise Science, Exercise Prescription and Management) - University of Otago.
Esther started her education down in Dunedin at Otago University with a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription and Management and Sports and Exercise Science (BPhed). During this time, her interests in clinical rehabilitation, particularly among individuals with heart disease, led on to a qualification in cardiac rehabilitation (PGDipCR). After that, she completed her Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology (MSc) at the University of Auckland, focusing on cardiovascular risk factors and individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.
During her years of study, Esther worked actively in exercise prescription and management for elite athletes and healthy individuals, as well focusing on prevention and exercise prescription for clinical populations with heart disease and co-morbidities such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Esther has been a tutor in Sports Science at the University of Auckland and has also been involved with organising and delivering corporate health and nutrition seminars.
In between work and studies, she has traveled overland through Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand and also South America and spent a short amount of time in Switzerland.
Her special interests are:
Primary Prevention of cardiovascular risk factors
Nutrition / weight loss management
Cardiovascular disease, lifestyle changes and effects on aging
Esther plays many sports including soccer, netball and tae kwon do but is most passionate about running. She is a regular runner and enjoys long distance events.
She loves running, music, coffee, travelling and wine-tasting.