Staff Profile

Edit

Career Summary

Biography

Catherine is a lecturer and clinical coordinator for the Physiotherapy Program at the University of Newcastle. Catherine has a B.App Sc. (Physiotherapy) and a Masters of Applied Science in Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy from The University of Sydney. Catherine has worked at Newcastle University since 2003 and was responsible for the initial development, course coordination and teaching of the cardiopulmonary physiotherapy curriculum. Prior to her current employment at the university Catherine worked clinically as a cardiopulmonary physiotherapist and clinical educator. Her clinical and student supervisory experience covers all aspects of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy including both acute, subacute and chronic/rehabilitation settings.

Catherine is a current PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and is associated with the Lung And Heart Physiotherapy Research (LAHPR) Group lead by Associate Professor Jennifer Alison. Catherine's PhD research is focused on pulmonary rehabilitation and she is currently investigating, via mixed methods, the impact of a training program for rural and remote healthcare practitioners called "Breathe Easy Walk Easy" (supported by the Australian Lung Foundation).

Catherine's other research interests include all aspects of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy and clinical education in physiotherapy (student learning on clinical placement, student underperformance on clinical placement, clinical educator support.

Qualifications

  • Master of Applied Science, University of Sydney, 30/04/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Education
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Research expertise

Research Interests:

Student clinical education - teaching and learning on placement, supporting students and educators, underperforming students, remediation for clinical placement, communication, professional behaviour

Pulmonary Rehabilitation - the use of evidence-based practice, supporting rural and remote healthcare practitioners to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation

All aspects of cardiopulmonary physiotherapy practice.

Research design: mixed methods research, survey development

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
119999Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified60
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified40

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • member - Australian Physiotherapy Association

Collaboration

Lung And Heart Physiotherapy Research (LAHPR) Group (The Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney)

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Clinical coordinator for the Physiotherapy Program - responsible for coordination of all aspects of clinical placement.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Education
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

Teaching expertise

Course coordinator: PHTY1020 (10 units shared), PHTY2060 (10 units), PHTY3060 (10 units), PHTY4010 (20 units), PHTY4040 (20 units).

Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

Initial curriculum development for all cardiopulmonary physiotherapy courses in the physiotherapy program.

Development of all lectures and labs/tutorials and practical classes.

Course coordinator for all CP physiotherapy courses (PHTY2040 and PHTY3020) 2003-2009

Delivery of all cardiopulmonary course content (lectures and labs) 2003 - 2006.

Shared delivery of cardiopulmonary course content 2006-present.

Edit

Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Tuyl L, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, Boylson B, Zachner P, McMahon C, 'Current physiotherapy management of post-operative median sternotomy patients - A national web-based questionnaire', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2005Mackey MR, Ellis E, Johnston CL, 'McKay, M. R, Ellis, E. and Johnston, C. (2005). Randomised clinical trial of Physiotherapy after open abdominal surgery in high risk patients. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51, 151-159.', Journal of Physiotherapy, 51 151-159 (2005) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Click on a category title below to expand the list of citations for that specific category.

Journal article (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Johnston CL, Maxwell LJ, Maguire GP, Alison JA, 'Does delivery of a training program for healthcare professionals increase access to pulmonary rehabilitation and improve outcomes for people with chronic lung disease in rural and remote Australia?', Australian Health Review, 38 387-395 (2014)
2014Chiarelli PE, Johnston C, Osmotherly PG, 'Introducing Palliative Care into Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education', JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 17 152-158 (2014)
2013Johnston CL, James R, Mackney JH, 'The current use of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy by public hospital physiotherapists in New South Wales', New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41 88-93 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2013Johnston CL, Maxwell LJ, Boyle E, Maguire GP, Alison JA, 'Improving chronic lung disease management in rural and remote Australia: The Breathe Easy Walk Easy programme', RESPIROLOGY, 18 161-169 (2013) [C1]
2012Tuyl LJ, Mackney JH, Johnston CL, 'Management of sternal precautions following median sternotomy by physical therapists in Australia: A web-based survey', Physical Therapy, 92 83-97 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2012Johnston CL, Maxwell LJ, Maguire GP, Alison JA, 'How prepared are rural and remote health care practitioners to provide evidence-based management for people with chronic lung disease?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 200-207 (2012) [C1]
2011Johnston CL, Maxwell LJ, Alison JA, 'Pulmonary rehabilitation in Australia: A national survey', Physiotherapy, 97 284-290 (2011) [C1]
2005Mackey MR, Ellis E, Johnston CL, 'McKay, M. R, Ellis, E. and Johnston, C. (2005). Randomised clinical trial of Physiotherapy after open abdominal surgery in high risk patients. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51, 151-159.', Journal of Physiotherapy, 51 151-159 (2005) [C1]
2005Mackay MR, Ellis E, Johnston C, 'Randomised clinical trial of physiotherapy after open abdominal surgery in high risk patients', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 51 151-159 (2005)
2003Johnston C, Wignell L, Roberts M, Robinson T, 'Non Responders and Responders: characteristics of patients with severe chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) completing an exercise training program.', Respirology, 8 (2003) [C3]
2003Heron N, Roberts M, Johnston C, Robinson T, 'Under-utilisation of health care services in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonry disease (COPD) referred for pulmonary rehabilitation', Respirology, 8 (2003) [C3]
2003Johnston C, Wignell L, Roberts M, Robinson T, 'Non Completers and Completers: characteristics of patients with severe chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease referred for Pulmonary Rehabilitation', Respirology, 8 (2003) [C3]
1999Orfanos P, Ellis E, Johnston C, 'Effects of deep breathing exercises and ambulation on pattern of ventilation in postoperative patients', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, (1999) [C1]
Show 10 more

Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Johnston C, Osmotherly PG, Newstead C, Baldwin Z, 'The relationship between academic and clinical performance in physiotherapy students', Anzahpe 2014 Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, Queensland (2014) [E3]

Co-authors: Peter Osmotherly

2013Snodgrass SJ, Ball K, Rivett DA, Ashby SE, Johnston CL, Nguyen K, Russell T, 'Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EFFI)', Hunter and Coast Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Network Local Project Forum. Abstract Book, Newcastle (2013) [E3]
2013Snodgrass SJ, Ball K, Rivett DA, Ashby SE, Johnston CL, Nguyen K, Russell T, 'Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EFFI)', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Ricardo A, Hill K, Jenkins S, Johnston C, Mackney JH, 'Discordance between distance ambulated as part of usual care and functional exercise capacity in critical illness survivors', Proceedings of the Australia Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising failing students on clinical placement.', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Lesley Wicks

2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, MacDonald-Wicks L, Chiarelli P, 'Physiotherapy student clinical placements in the aged care setting: practitioner attitudes and support needs.', Journal of Physiotherapy, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Lesley Wicks

2012Francis A, Hills CM, Buxton AJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Johnston CL, 'Characteristics of an ideal practice educator: Perspectives from five health professions', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Glasgow, Scotland (2012) [E3]
2012Johnston CL, Maxwell LJ, Boyle E, Maguire G, Alison JA, 'An evaluation of the Breathe Easy Walk Easy programme for rural and remote healthcare practitioners', Respirology, 30 March - 4 April 2012 (2012) [E3]
2011Mackney JH, Johnston CL, Lyndon M, 'Sternal precautions post median sternotomy - The effect of change of practice on patient outcomes', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011Johnston CL, James R, Mackney JH, 'The current clinical use of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) by physiotherapists in New South Wales, Australia', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011Jones CL, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'Physiotherapy in Australian level 3 lntensive care units: A survey of current practice', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations, Brisbane (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011James RP, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy: A survey of current physiotherapy clinical practice in New South Wales', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations, Brisbane (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011Jones CL, Mackney JH, Johnston CL, 'Factors affecting physiotherapy service provision in Australian level 3 intensive care units', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations, Brisbane (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011Tuyl L, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, Boylson B, Zachner P, McMahon C, 'Current physiotherapy management of post-operative median sternotomy patients - A national web-based questionnaire', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2011Johnston CL, Alison J, Boyle E, Maguire G, 'An evaluation of the Breathe Easy Walk Easy training program to improve lung health in rural and remote Australia', 4th Annual Chronic Care for Aboriginal People State Forum, Sydney (2011) [E3]
2010Johnston CL, Osmotherly PG, Chiarelli PE, 'Physiotherapy student preparedness for working with patients with life limiting illnesses undergoing palliative care: The impact of the palliative care curriculum for undergraduates (PCC4U) resources', ANZAME 2010: Overcoming Barriers, Re(E)Forming Professional Practice, Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Peter Osmotherly

2010Chiarelli PE, Johnston CL, Osmotherly PG, 'An evaluation of the palliative care curriculum for undergraduates (PCC4U) resources by undergraduate physiotherapy students', ANZAME 2010: Overcoming Barriers, Re(E)Forming Professional Practice, Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Peter Osmotherly

2009Johnston CL, Alison J, Maxwell L, 'The use of evidence-based practice in pulmonary rehabilitation in Australia', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Johnston CL, Boyle E, Barrack C, Alison J, Maguire G, 'Pilot evaluation of a pulmonary rehabilitation training package for rural and remote primary and allied health care workers', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'The use of standardised patients in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy education', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Mackney

2009Findlay NA, Haracz K, Johnston CL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Interprofessional teaching of reflection in undergraduate health science programs', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Johnston CL, Alison J, Maxwell L, 'Exercise training in pulmonary rehabilitation: A survey of current Australian practice', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy: eSupplements, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008Johnston CL, Alison J, Maxwell L, 'Pulmonary rehabilitation: A survey of current practice in Australia', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy: eSupplements, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
Show 20 more

Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising challenging students on clinical placement.', ( pp.186): ANZAHPE (2013)

Co-authors: Lesley Wicks

Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$111,173

- Indicates that the researcher may be seeking students for this project.

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.

2014 (1 grants)

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2014, Gold Coast Australia, 7-10 July 2014$1,290
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,29020142014
GNo:G1400613

2013 (2 grants)

Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EEFI)$33,322
Funding Body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Ms Samantha Ashby, Ms Catherine Johnston, Mr Kim Nguyen, Dr Trevor Russell
SchemeRole
NSW ICTN Local Project FundInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,32220132013
GNo:G1201150

Maximising Allied Health professional placements in aged care: exploring opportunities for future partnerships within the Newcastle and Coast region$28,386
Funding Body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston, Mr CLINT Newstead, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
SchemeRole
NSW ICTN Local Project FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,38620132013
GNo:G1201146

2012 (1 grants)

Supervising the challenging student on clinical placement: the impact on the clinical supervisor, their workplace, willingness to supervise and training needs$25,000
Funding Body: Health Workforce Australia

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
National Clinical Supervision Fellowship InitiativeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122012
GNo:G1200893

2011 (1 grants)

Evaluation of the Breathe Easy Walk Easy (BEWE) Program$9,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,20020112011
GNo:G1000953

2010 (1 grants)

ANZAME 2010, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 13 - 16 July 2010$1,150
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,15020102010
GNo:G1000654

2009 (2 grants)

Breathe easy, walk easy train-the-trainer package: implementation and evaluation pilot$9,000
Funding Body: Department of Health

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020092009
GNo:G0190122

ANZAME (Australasian and New Zealand Association for Medical Educators) 2009, Launceston, Tasmania, 30 June - 3 July 2009$1,100
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,10020092009
GNo:G0190367

2007 (1 grants)

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Conference 2007, Carirns QLD, 4/10/2007 - 6/10/2007$1,655
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,65520072007
GNo:G0188183

2003 (1 grants)

Australian Physiotherapy Association, National Cardiothoracic Special Group Conference and pre conference educators workshop. Brisbane 3-6 September 2003$1,070
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Catherine Johnston
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,07020032003
GNo:G0183320
Edit

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

Edit

Ms Catherine Johnston

Work Phone(02) 4921 7782
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPhysiotherapy
Office
HC38,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/cath-johnston