About

Sue first gained her Sports Studies Degree prior to qualifying in Physiotherapy in the UK and specialising in musculoskeletal rehabilitation after gaining intitial experience in the NHS and then with the Metropolitan Police Physiotherapy Team and into Private Practice specialising in musculoskeletal injuries, insurance claims, sports injuries and animal therapy. She also lectured and provided workshops for the National Back Pain Organisation.

Sue was invited to be a guest lecturer at Colchester Institute for the Physiotherapy Programme and enjoyed the experience so much that she then moved into a full time position lecturing on the course and maintained a part time Private Physiotherapy Clinic too. Sue then gained her PGCHE which helped develop teaching and assessment skills; and MSc in Equine Science to enable a more holistic approach to equine rehabilitation and research opportunities. Sue's research in her Sports degree investigated horse and rider interrelationships whilst jumping and then in her masters investigated Suffolk Punch adiposity: objective and subjective measurements. Sue also helped with the development of the Physiotherapy Clinic in the Occupational Health Department at the University of Essex where she provided a service for University staff.

Sue then emigrated to Australia to join the Physiotherapy team at JCU as a Lecturer, Subject Coordinator, First Year Experience Coordinator, Honours Supervisor, Ethics monitor and Course Coordinator. 

Teaching
  • PS1001: Introduction to Physiotherapy (Level 1; TSV)
  • PS1002: Introduction to Physiotherapy Applications (Level 1; TSV)
  • PS4003: Physiotherapy Health Law and Ethics (Level 4; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Sports injuries, Electrophysical Agents/electrotherapy Equine science
Teaching
  • Musculoskeletal, Health, Law and Ethics, Equine rehabilitation, Interprofessional Practice
Experience
  • 2015 to present - Course Coordinator & Lecturer, JCU (Australia)
  • 2013 to present - Lecturer, Subject Coordinator, First Year Experience Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Ethics Monitor, JCU (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Senior Physiotherapist, Occ Health Dept, University of Essex (UK)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Lecturer, University of Essex (UK)
  • 1992 to 2013 - Private Physiotherapy Practitioner, Self employed (UK)
  • 2009 to 2012 - Visiting Lecturer, Equine Science, Royal Agricultural University (UK)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Acting Programme Lead, Physiotherapy, Colchester Institute, (Uni of Essex) (UK)
  • 2003 to 2009 - Physiotherapy Lecturer, Admissions Tutor, Colchester Institue (Uni of Essex) (UK)
Honours
Awards
  • 2019 - Inclusive Practice Award JCU
Memberships
  • 2015 - Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • 2013 - AHPRA registered
  • 1989 - HCPC (UK) registered
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  • 43.113, Rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences (Townsville campus)
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