Professor Nora Shields

Nora Shields is a research physiotherapist who aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disability by increasing their participation in exercise and physical activity. She established the innovative, evidence-based FitSkills program in Melbourne in 2014 that facilitates young people with disability to exercise with a student mentor at their local gym. She currently leads a research translation project funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership grant to further develop FitSkills in collaboration with seven community partner organisations.