Roisin McNulty

Physiotherapist Cirque du Soleil 

Roisin, a sports Physiotherapist, is the Head of the Performance Medicine team on the Cirque du Soleil touring show, OVO.

Coming from a sporting background herself, having represented Ireland in judo at youth and senior level and going on to play inter-provincial rugby in Ireland and Australia, Roisin has always been fascinated by the limitless capabilities of the human body and mind. This took her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise at the University of Limerick after which she went on to embark on a physiotherapy career in her second home of Australia. In 2013 she was appointed Head Physiotherapist to the Australian Women’s rugby team and toured with the team to the Women’s’ Rugby World Cup in Paris in 2014. The combination of travel and working in a high performance environment was a dream prospect for Roisin and seeking a new challenge, she took on a position with Cirque du Soleil in early 2016 and has since been touring with OVO in Canada, US and Europe. 

Key Achievements

  • Griffith University, Australia – Masters Student:
    Academic Excellence Award in Masters of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy 2013, 2014
  • Rugby Representative Honours:
    Connacht 2005-2006; Munster 2007; Sydney Region 2008-2009
  • Judo, Previous Member of Irish National Judo Squad 1997-2003:
    Represented Ireland at Cadet, Junior and Senior level, competing at European Youth Olympics 1999


Working in a high performance environment / Supporting health and wellbeing in a challenging environment.

On Roisin’s personal journey as an aspiring sports woman, and her professional journey in working with some of the most talented and exceptional athletes and performers, she has both experienced and witnessed the highs and lows of the performing arena and along the way, observed many key ‘behind the scenes’ factors that are necessary for the culmination of success in a high performance environment.

By sharing her story and observations, Roisin can offer insights into working in a fast-paced high performance environment and share her learnings gained over the years of working in her role with high performers

Previous Clients

Dell, Mercer, 30% Club, Abbvie