Dr Carol. A. Flavell, PhD, MSc (Biomechanics), G Dip Phty, is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy, in the College of Healthcare Sciences.

 Carol received membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 1985, from Wolverhampton School of Physiotherapy, UK, a MSc (biomechanics research) from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2010, and a PhD from James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, funded by a Research Training Program Scholarship in 2018.

 She is a registered physiotherapist in Australia and UK and practiced clinically between 1985 and 2010 in private and public health settings in UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Carol has also recently practiced in a volunteer capacity in Northern Vanuatu. Prior to becoming a full-time teaching and research academic at James Cook University in 2011, she was a subject coordinator for anatomy (systemic and functional), and a tutor in sports biomechanics, at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

 Carol conducted post-doctoral research at King’s College London, in collaboration with Plymouth University, University College London, UK, and University of Ioannina Greece. Carol is a primary research advisor for PhD, MSc and Honours students and her research interests include new technologies for physiotherapy practice, muscle measurement with real time ultrasound, physiotherapy in chronic disease (focused on HIV, vestibular disorder, and chronic low back pain rehabilitation). Previous research experience includes biomechanical analysis of movement dysfunction, and validity and reliability of physiotherapy measurement tools. Carol reviews for several scientific journals, and a previous member of the JCU, Gender Equity Self-Assessment Team Working Group, McKenzie Institute International, and Sports Medicine Australia.

 Carol is a current member of, The Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC), The Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network (ANZMUSC), Osteoarthritis special interest group, The Collaborative Australian Research Initiative (CAPRI), and the JCU pride network committee.


  • HS5603: Health Service Evaluation 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS5604: Health Service Evaluation 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • PS3002: Physiotherapy 4 (Level 3; TSV)
  • PS3110: Physiotherapy Independent Study (Level 3; TSV)
  • PS4501: Physiotherapy Honours Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PS4502: Physiotherapy Honours Part 2 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PS4511: Physiotherapy Honours Part 1 of 4 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PS4512: Physiotherapy Honours Part 2 of 4 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PS4513: Physiotherapy Honours Part 3 of 4 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PS4514: Physiotherapy Honours Part 4 of 4 (Level 4; TSV)
  • RH5200: Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5203: Research 1: A Literature Review - Part 1 of 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5204: Research 2: A Research Project - Part 2 of 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Post-doctoral Research Associate, King's College London (London UK)
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  • 2017 - Higher Degree by Research Competitive Scholarship

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 24+ research outputs authored by Dr Carol Flavell from 2010 onwards.


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