Dr Emer McGowan, BSc (Physio) PhD, is presently a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Dr McGowan is also a Board Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Leadership and leadership development in physiotherapy are Dr McGowan's main research interests. Dr McGowan presented her doctoral research findings at the 2015 and 2017 WCPT congresses. Her recent publications include: McGowan E, Walsh C and Stokes EK (In Press) Clinical physiotherapists’ experiences of leadership in physiotherapy in Ireland. BMJ Leader Online Ahead of Print. McGowan E, Elliott N and Stokes EK (In Press) Leadership capabilities of physiotherapy leaders: Part 1 Physiotherapy managers. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. McGowan E, Elliott N and Stokes EK (In Press) Leadership capabilities of physiotherapy leaders: Part 2 Physiotherapy clinical specialists and advanced physiotherapy practitioners. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Dr McGowan is also a member of the Erasmus+ funded research project, Physiotherapy and Refugees Education Project (PREP). This research project is exploring rehabilitation for refugees with an aim to define competencies needed by physiotherapists working with this population, develop a curriculum for an e-learning module and ultimately make the e-learning module available for physiotherapists.