Lucy is the Deputy Director (Workforce Transformation and Research Capacity Building) of the Caring Futures Institute 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 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)
Prof Lewis has been a co-investigator on 25 successful grant applications that have been awarded $5,796,590 in total.
Vice President and Executive Dean's Most Outstanding Individual Award
Vice President and Executive Dean's Early Career Research Award
Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award
Current leadership roles:
Deputy Director (Workforce Transformation and Research Capacity Building) Caring Futures Institute
Academic Lead Physiotherapy
Adjunct University of SA
Previous leadership roles:
Interim Dean (People and Resources)
Teaching Program Director (Self-Regulating Health Professions)
Course Coordinator, Master of Physiotherapy
Research design and methods
Acute care physiotherapy
Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences (ACDHS)
Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ): Secretary
Collaborative Australian Physiotherapy Research Initiative (CAPRI) Advisory Board
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) SA Branch Council
Aged care Research Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Expert Advisory: Reablement and rehabilitation
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Ageing Special Interest Group Executive
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) SA Educator's group committee member
Associate Editor: BMC Public Health and Frontiers of Sport and Active Living
Deputy Chair of the Board: 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 Associate Professor, 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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