Dr Clare graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, as a Physiotherapist in 1975, and has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia, since 1979. She completed her Graduated Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983, her Masters of Applied Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy – titled ‘Evaluation of the McKenzie Method’ in 2005. In 2008 she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Dr Clare joined the McKenzie Institute in 1986 as an Instructor for the Australian Branch, was appointed an International Instructor in 1989. She was the International Director of Education for the Institute from 1999 to July 2018. She was appointed to the International Board of Trustees of the McKenzie Institute International in 2004. She currently holds the position of CEO of the McKenzie Institute International.