Following graduation from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Vathana has specialised in Paediatrics over the last 20 years. She has worked both in Australia and the UK. Some of the specialist centres in paediatrics include The Royal London Hospital and University College London Hospital. She has also completed her post graduate certificate in paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and was funded by the National Institute of Health and Research to complete her masters in Clinical evidence and Research at Hertfordshire University. Vathana has extensive experience in hospital and community settings working from neonates and babies to adolescents and transition to adults services, diagnosing and treating complex presentations.