Physiotherapy: Lessons from a pandemic

The Department of Physiotherapy is excited to invite you to the upcoming webinar "Physiotherapy: Lessons from a pandemic".

Hosted by Head Of Department, Physiotherapy, Associate Professor Jenny McGinley, the webinar will explore how staff and alumni from the Department of Physiotherapy have demonstrated excellence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From leadership in telehealth, resource development, keeping people active, and clinical care, you will hear from five presenters as they talk about their work and achievements during these challenging times.

We hope you will join us to learn more about the innovations and outcomes our profession can deliver now and into the future.


Sarah Miller (DPT 2015) Team Leader & Senior ICU Physiotherapist, Kings College Hospital (London) in the first wave. She is currently supporting the COVID-19 surge at Alfred Health in our second wave. Outside COVID-19 she has led work in aged care, chronic pain and disease, mental health, disability and family violence. As an Associate Fellow of ACHSM, Sarah has been recognised for her leadership across health, non-for-profit and sport. She is incredibly passionate about value based care and finding new hobbies in her 4th lockdown. Sarah will contrast her experience from the UK and Australia.

Professor Rana Hinman (BPhysio(Hons) 1995, PhD 2003) NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy.

Professor Kim Bennell, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, Centre for Health Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences.

Professor Alicia Spittle (MPhysio 2002, PhD 2008) NHMRC and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist, Royal Women’s Hospital.

Associate Professor Cathy Said, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy Western Health, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences.