Julie Rope


I am a senior physiotherapist with over 20 years neurological clinical experience in the UK and New Zealand. I established a neurological Rehabilitation service  with the vision of creating a neurological clinic supporting the rehabilitation needs of the neurological population. I am currently the Acting CEO, National Clinical  Lead and a Trustee for the Duncan Foundation founded in 2017. www.duncanfoundation.orgThe Foundation is a charitable trust that provides access to clinical  assessment and rehabilitation from disorder-specific clinicians to patients who have been diagnosed with progressive neurological conditions.  

I am also a part of the Neurogenetics Research Clinic research team, working alongside New Zealand’s leading neuromuscular clinical team at the University of  Auckland and Auckland City Hospital. I am proud to lead expert teams of Neurological clinicians in Auckland and across New Zealand.  

When I am not working I enjoy an active lifestyle which includes coaching and watching my daughters play sports of which they are both very keen participants  and spending time with our lovely Dog Vader and as a family escaping to the beach. I have 2 daughters of which both are at ANI this year (yr 7 and yr 8) and as  this is my second year on the ANI PTA, I wanted to be a part of the school as it is only 2 years spent here but 2 very important years and I didn’t want to lose  touch with the school systems, staff and other parents.