Dr Claire Baldwin

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research expertise

'Helping the most at-risk people in hospital get moving.' Admission to hospital for an acute illness means that issues of inactivity are exacerbated for many people. I want to help individuals bridge any gaps to a healthy and enjoyable life, both during hospitalisation and beyond.

Research expertise

'Helping the most at-risk people in hospital get moving.' Admission to hospital for an acute illness means that issues of inactivity are exacerbated for many people. I want to help individuals bridge any gaps to a healthy and enjoyable life, both during hospitalisation and beyond.

place Sturt West Wing (W422)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Claire is 'helping the most at-risk people in hospital get moving.' She is a registered physiotherapist (with AHPRA) who obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of South Australia, and PhD from Flinders University. Claire is a researcher-teacher-clinician, with expertise in physiotherapy and the physical recovery of people with acute medical or surgical conditions. Her clinical and research work has specifically focused on those recovering from a critical illness that required mechanical ventilation, other cardiorespiratory conditions and older medical patients. She has experience in range of methods to measure respiratory and peripheral muscle performance, body composition, exercise capacity, mobility and physical activity.

Qualifications

B.Physiotherapy (Honours)

PhD

Research expertise
Clinical sciences
Sleep and Respiratory Medicine
Research interests

- Respiratory and peripheral skeletal muscle dysfunction in acute (critical) illness

- Mechanical ventilation, respiratory muscles and critical care

- Outcome measurement (skeletal muscle, physical function, respiratory, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, long term)

- Body composition analysis (ultrasound, bioimpedance)

- Physiotherapy management of acute medical and surgical conditions

- Care of the older and frail patient

Teaching interests

- Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy including critical illness

- Management of acute medical and surgical conditions (cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic, neurological)

- Research methods including outcome measurement

- Foundational skills for health professionals including preparedness for clinical placements

Topic lecturer
PHYT8011 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
PHYT8002 Performance of Movement and Function
PHYT8003 Cardiorespiratory Practice
Supervisory interests
Clinical nutrition
Critical care medicine
Outcome measurement
Patient outcomes
Physical activity
Physiotherapy
Respiratory medicine
Publications

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