Associate Professor Claire Baldwin

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West (W402)
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.


B.Physiotherapy (Honours)


Honours, awards and grants

Vice President and Executive Dean’s Team Award, CNHS Placement Education Coordinators, Flinders University 2022

Vice-Chancellor’s award for Early Career Researchers 2020

Winner Best Study Abstract (Ageing Special Interest Group), ISBNPA 2020

Nominated for Best Allied Health Paper, ANZICS/ACCCN 2018

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator (Master of Physiotherapy) 2023-current

Physiotherapy Placement Education Coordinator 2021-2023

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
PHYT8002 Performance of Movement and Function
SPTH9220 Research In Practice
PHYT8003 Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
Supervisory interests
Clinical nutrition
Critical care medicine
Outcome measurement
Patient outcomes
Physical activity
Respiratory medicine
Sedentary behaviour
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Advanced Studies Medical student - physical activty, sedentary and sleep in hospitalised older adults (1)
Associate supervisor: Reablement in community dwelling older adults (1), Critical Care and Wellbeing (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Jordan Tumes

Honours - JUN 2019

Chad Han

PhD - OCT 2022