• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Child health and fitness
Paediatric physiotherapy
Motor skills and learning
Clinical Education in the health professions
Child and youth sports - performance development

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Personal profile

Research interests

My areas of research are focused across two streams:

  • Paediatrics / Child Health, Fitness and Learning
  • Clinical / Health-professions Education. 

I completed my PhD in 2014 on the topic titled 

  • Developing a simple tool for screening the health and motor performance-related fitness of children.  

During 2014 and 2015 I led the

  • Tweed Healthy Schools Project; a pilot program and development of Paediatric Interprofessional Supervision and Service Learning Framework for health services in schools.

Funding from North Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network, HETI/HWA.

 I am currently leading a research collaboration with colleagues from Bond University, Queensland Health and Australian Catholic University in a CETI funded project titled:

  • Creating a supportive clinical learning environment for physiotherapy students: a feasibility study to enhance collaboration between students and educators using the ‘Everything DiSC’. 

Additionally I am leading an interprofessional research collaboration in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University to complete a ECR funded project titled:

  • Can student’s unique behavioural patterns as identified through the Everything DiSC, predict success in health professional programs?

Statement for HDR students

Areas of HDR supervision include:

  • Paediatrics
  • Child health, fitness and learning
  • Clinical / Health professional education
  • Women’s health
  • Physical fitness in sporting populations

Education/Academic qualification

Physiotherapy, PhD

Award Date: 13 Jun 2015

Education, Grad Cert Clinical Education, Bond University

Education, Bachelor of Education Studies, Charles Sturt University

Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy, Griffith University

Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science, Griffith University

Education, Master of Education (ECE), Queensland University of Technology


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