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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (honours) - University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science - Monash University
Position title
Manager, Physiotherapy
Barwon Health
Barwon South Western
AHPRA registration number
Phone (professional)
0432 805 455
Email (professional)

Professional biography

Summary of professional experience
I have over 20 years of clinical experience working across the healthcare continuum.

Since 2014 I have job shared the Manager of Physiotherapy position at Barwon Health. I am professionally responsible for over 100 Physiotherapists. With my position having both clinical and management responsibilities, I have been able to remain connected to the clinical interface whilst developing a sound understanding of organisational wide needs and priorities through my management duties.

I have a passion for safety and quality and am responsible for reviewing all physiotherapy related incidents at Barwon Health (via Riskman). I generate monthly safety and quality reports for staff with the intent of identifying any trends or themes, followed by formulating risk mitigation strategies.

I also sit on several senior safety and quality related committees including the Significant Falls Committee and Comprehensive Care Committee. I am regularly involved in the review of incidents.

Summary of incident review experience
I have been a member of several RCA teams, investigating both deaths and other ISR 1 incidents related to falls. I have also had training in RCA processes.

The majority of my formal review experience, in which I have played a significant role, has been related to falls. I have performed numerous investigations into ISR 1 and 2 falls as part of my role on the Significant Falls Committee. This includes falls in the acute, sub-acute, residential aged care and community settings.

As part of everyday work, I have reviewed hundreds of incidents via the RIskman system. This includes areas such as falls, pressure injuries, staff injuries, behaviours of concern, clinical deterioration, hazard identification, skin tears and systems issues.
Summary of employment history
2014 - present: Manager, Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic and Amputee Rehabilitation (Barwon Health).
2006 - 2015: Senior Clinician in Clinical Education / Orthopaedic and Amputee Rehabilitation (Barwon Health)
2000 - 2006: Various Grade 2 Physiotherapist positions including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputee and orthopaedic rehabilitation and aged care (Barwon Health).
1997 - 1999: Grade 1 Physiotherapist at The Alfred Hospital.
Have you completed root cause analysis (RCA) training in the past 3 years?

Page last updated: 05 Dec 2018