Kristee sustained a spinal cord injury at just 18 years of age while study at James Cook University. Over the past 15 years she has dedicated much of her time to injury prevention and awareness campaigns as well as advocating for spinal cord injury research funding through her support of the PCSRF.
Kristee has been both a volunteer and employee of Spinal Life Australia and is one of the co-founders of Making Strides, an exercise-based rehabilitation centre on the Gold Coast. She is passionate about exercise as form of medicine and was involved in bringing the first wearable robotic exoskeleton technology to Australia as well as contributing to the design and development of the Spinal Injury Project’s exercise adherence mobile app.
A believer in the sharing of lived experience to help motivate others to action, Kristee enjoys helping the foundation to fundraise through hosting events, the sharing of her story and her ability to communicate the stories of others in meaningful ways.
Kristee is currently planning to spend the next 12 months living in the USA to research new and emerging technologies and techniques for spinal cord injury recovery.