Leen qualified as a physiotherapist from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2005. In 2012, she obtained a PhD from the same university for her work on the relation between brain lesions and deficits in strength, tone and walking patterns of children with Cerebral Palsy. From 2012-2014, she combined academic research with part-time clinical work in a private paediatric physiotherapy practice. Throughout this post she worked with a variety of children and young people mainly affected by neurological conditions. Leen completed Bobath training in 2014 and relocated to Scotland in 2015. There, she was employed as a physiotherapist in a special needs school before joining us in August 2017.