Associate Professor Lucy Lewis

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West Wing (W418)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Lucy is the Teaching Program Director for the Self-Regulating Health Professions (Audiology, Disability, Exercise Science/Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Speech Pathology) in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She is a registered physiotherapist and is the Academic Lead for Physiotherapy at the university. She is an experienced educator in physiotherapy, and loves to find new and interesting ways to teach students about physiotherapy and health.

Lucy is a member of the Caring Futures Institute and the Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE) Research Centre. She is interested in investigating ways to help children and adults to sit less and move more to improve their health. She has research skills in the use of accelerometers to objectively measure activity. Lucy is currently completing projects investigating activity of older adults in residential care, an intervention to reduce sitting time in people with type 2 diabetes, and activity of older adults during walking sports. Lucy has supervised Honours, Masters by Research and PhD students to completion and is registered to supervise students both as Principal and Associate Supervisor.

Qualifications

PhD / Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

Honours, awards and grants

Vice President and Executive Dean's Early Career Research Award, 2017, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award, 2016, Flinders University

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Overseas Conference fund awarded for an invited presentation at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting in Cape Town South Africa, 2016, Flinders University

Key responsibilities

Teaching Program Director (Self-Regulating Health Professions), CNHS, Flinders University, 2020 to current

Academic Lead, Physiotherapy, CNHS, Flinders University, 2020 to current

Course Coordinator, Master of Physiotherapy, CNHS, Flinders University, 2018 to 2020

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of SA, 2015 to current

Teaching interests

Research design and methods

Health promotion

Acute care physiotherapy

Topic coordinator
SPTH9220 Research in Practice
PHYT9010 Health Promotion and Leadership in Physiotherapy
HLTH7011 Contemporary Issues in Health Research
Topic lecturer
PHYT8002 Principles of Movement and Function
REHB2002 Rehabilitation Studies 1
Supervisory interests
Ageing
Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular disease
Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
Children's health
Diabetes
Physical activity
Physiotherapy
Sedentary behaviour
Teaching physiotherapy
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Consensus marking in oral vivas for postgraduate nursing students (Flinders, PhD) (1)
Associate supervisor: Community participation and physical activity in older adults (Flinders, PhD) (1), Physical activity and online social networking (Flinders, PhD) (1), Guidelines for increasing children's physical activity in Outside Hours School Care (UniSA, Phd) (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: A physical activity intervention for post-partum women; social media (UniSA, PhD) (1), EBP; health professional education (UniSA, PhD) (1), Compositional analysis techniques for health behaviours in children (UniSA PhD) (1), EBP; development of a reporting guideline (UniSA, PhD) (1)
Interests
  • Physical activity, sitting time and health
  • Physiotherapy

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