Rose graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy. She worked clinically before undertaking a PhD in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at Trinity College. The focus of her PhD thesis was around the provision of additional exercise therapy to people with acute stroke through the involvement of their families in the delivery of exercises to them. She has also worked as a research physiotherapist on two pan-European projects that evaluated the impact of novel technologies in the assessment and treatment of people with a range of neurological disabilities. Rose undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship at the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was appointed as Director of the Centre in 2013 and joined the Department of Clinical Therapies in March 2015 to take up a Lectureship in Physiotherapy.