About

Moira is an experienced physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation and is passionate about the care provided to individuals with neurological conditions. Her interests include the management of complex acquired brain injuries and multiple sclerosis. Moira holds a BSc (Hons) degree, a MSc in Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Education. She is currently completing a PhD researching participation in exercise and sport for individuals with multiple sclerosis and she is keen to develop this research further.

As a lecturer, Moira aims to inspire the physiotherapy students to develop their skills in neurorehabilitation and to provide the best service possible for patients or clients. Moira teaches neurological assessment and treatment across the second and third years of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course. In addition, Moira is the course coordinator of the suite of postgraduate rehabilitation courses at JCU, including the Master of Rehabilitation.

Teaching
  • PS2004: Neuroscience in Physiotherapy (Level 2; TSV)
  • PS2005: Physiotherapy Applications Across the Lifespan (Level 2; TSV)
  • PS3003: Physiotherapy 5 (Level 3; TSV)
  • PS5101: Clinical Expert Updates for Physiotherapy (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5200: Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5201: Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan (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)
Interests
Research
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Parkinson's disease
Experience
  • 2021 to present - Second year coordinator, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, James Cook University (QLD)
  • 2015 to present - Coordinator Master of Rehabilitation, James Cook University (QLD)
  • 2013 to present - Lecturer/Researcher, James Cook University (QLD)
  • 2016 to 2021 - PhD candidate, James Cook University (QLD)
  • 2004 to 2012 - Senior neurological physiotherapist, The Huntercombe Group (Scotland, UK)
  • 2001 to 2004 - Senior neurological physiotherapist, Monklands Hospital (Scotland, UK)
Honours
Memberships
  • 2021 - Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • 2013 - AHPRA registered (Australia)
  • 1996 - HCPC registered (UK)
  • 1996 - Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Mrs Moira Smith from 2015 onwards.

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  • 1 collaboration
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  • 43.114, Rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences (Townsville campus)
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