Quinette has been an academic in South African universities for over 20 years. She is a Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy (Stellenbosch University), National Research Foundation Research Chair in Innovative Rehabilitation and head of the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her specialist field is evidence-based, innovative rehabilitation that is fit for local context. She has more than 120 publications including in the Lancet and other leading rehabilitation journal. She has a strong track record in postgraduate training (supervised more than 80 masters and doctoral students), securing competitive national and international grants, enhancing research infrastructure and generating fourth income streams She has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences, including WCPT, XVI Guidelines International Network Conference, the WCPT Africa Region Conference.