Professor Lucy Lewis


College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

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 an experienced educator in physiotherapy.

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)

Honours, awards and grants


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

Key responsibilities

Current leadership roles:

Deputy Director (Workforce Transformation and Research Capacity Building) Caring Futures Institute

Adjunct University of SA

Previous leadership roles:

Interim Dean (People and Resources)

Teaching Program Director (Self-Regulating Health Professions)

Academic Lead, Physiotherapy

Course Coordinator, Master of Physiotherapy

Teaching interests

Research design and methods

Health promotion

Acute care physiotherapy

Topic coordinator
PHYT9010 Health Promotion and Leadership in Physiotherapy
HLTH7011 Contemporary Issues in Health Research
Topic lecturer
NUTD1106 Nutrition Physical Activity and Health
PHYT8002 Principles of Movement and Function
REHB2002 Rehabilitation Studies 1
Supervisory interests
Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular disease
Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
Children's health
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Teaching physiotherapy
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Underperformance in clinical placements (1), Mental health and wellbeing of health professional university students (1), Consensus marking in oral vivas for postgraduate nursing students (Flinders, PhD) (1)
Associate supervisor: Commercially available smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain (1), Physical activity and online social networking (Flinders, PhD) (1)
Associate supervisor: Guidelines for increasing children's physical activity in Outside Hours School Care (UniSA, PhD) (1), 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), Community participation of older adults (1)
  • Physical activity, sitting time and health
  • Physiotherapy