She is a paediatric physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of Cerebral Palsy, she has worked in hospitals, special schools, in the community and independent settings. She has also taught students of physiotherapy and school teachers about working with and creating opportunities for children with neurological disabilities.
Pauline has experience in owning and running small businesses. Her husband has recently retired from being a County Councillor after being involved in local and national politics for many years.
She endeavours to give as much practical support as possible to her children and the ever growing number of grandchildren as they pursue their careers and lives in today's challenging environment for young families.
Her main interests are walking (especially in her beloved Lake District), the creative arts (particularly the theatre and textiles) and sport.
Pauline was awarded an MBE in the New Years's Honours 2014 for her work in politics.
Pauline first became active in politics while still at school and has campaigned for the Conservative Party in many different parts of the country. She has been a Constituency and Area officer for the mainstream party.
With a passionate interest in the promotion of excellent educational opportunities for young people she has a major concern about the scope of provision for children with disability and learning difficulties. She is the chairman of Governors of a Local Authority school for children with severe learning difficulties and represents governors from Special Schools at various education forums.
Her career as a health professional has involved her in being a founder member of the British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists, of which she is a past chairman and continues to be a member of the executive committee. She has represented the group at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and at international conferences.
(The Bobath Centre in London is internationally renowned for the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and allied neurological conditions and for the provision of post-graduate courses for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.)
CWO Regional Chairman (Eastern) 2003-2006
CWO National Deputy Chairman 2006-2008
CWO National Chairman 2008-2011
CWO National President 2011-2015
CWO Hon Vice President 2015-
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