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.
PhD / Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
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
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
Research design and methods
Acute care physiotherapy
Member of the Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ)
Organising committee Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) conference (Educator's group) 2019
Committee member International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Ageing Special Interest Group
Associate Editor: BMC Public Health
Board Member: Immanuel Primary School
External reviewer: Physiotherapy Research Foundation seeding grants, Journal of Physiotherapy, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Advances in Health Science Education, Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy Reviews and BMC Medical Education.
Member of the Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Research Centre, Flinders University.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia.
Affiliate member of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia.
Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
- Member of the APA Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy Australia (CRPA) group
- Member of the APA National Educator’s group
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