Staff Profile


Career Summary


  • Master of Health Science (Paediatric Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, 05/02/2007
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney, 13/04/2000


Research keywords

  • Emergency Department
  • Hermeneutics
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Phenomenology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Premature Infant
  • Qualitative
  • Rural Health

Research expertise

Luke is currently enrolled in his PhD using qualitative research methods to examine 'the lived experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area'. Luke also has research interests in emergency department physiotherapists, inteprofessional learning for tertiary students and rural health issues.


  • English

Fields of Research



Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Recipient - APA Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist


Administrative expertise

Luke co-ordinates the Dept of Rural Health, Research Higher degree community of practice. He also co-ordinates the physiotherapy clinical placements in the Dept of Rural Health footprint. Luke also co-ordinates the Department of Rural Health Physiotherapy Department staff meetings.

Luke is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Professional Standards Committee.


Teaching keywords

  • Clinical Education
  • Emergency Department
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatric
  • Physiotherapy
  • Practice based learning
  • Rural Health


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Journal article (2 outputs)

2013Wakely L, Brown L, Burrows J, 'Evaluating interprofessional learning modules: health students' attitudes to interprofessional practice', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 27 424-425 (2013) [C1]
2010Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper R, 'Stoic survival: The journey of parenting a premature infant in the bush', Rural and Remote Health, 10 1475 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Kym Rae

Conference (21 outputs)

2014Leys JC, Wakely L, Thurlow K, Hyde Page R, 'Into the Mix: Physiotherapy Students in the Emergency Department', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook and Program, Gold Coast (2014)
2014Croker AL, Harries-Jones H, Wakely L, Brown L, Little A, Fisher K, 'Preparing students for collaborative healthcare practice: Valuing educators' interdisciplinary rapport', Proceedings of the 2014 Practice-Based Education Summit, Sydney (2014)
2014Crowley ET, Little A, Wakely L, Wakely K, 'The future is now: Interprofessional paediatric education for allied health professionals', Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia Volume 71 Supplement 1 May 2014, Brisbane (2014)
2014Wakely KML, Little A, Wakely L, Crowley E, 'Lights, camera, action! A visual resource to highlight paediatric development using an interprofessional model', The proceedings of the Occupational Therapy: A Life Practice NSW 7 ACT Conference, Sydney (2014)
2013Wakely LT, 'Community moves: enhancing physiotherapy students experiences on clinical placement through community engagement', Proceedings of APA Conference 'New Moves' 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Little ALO, Wakely L, Crowley E, Wakely K, 'An innovative model of interprofessional paediatrics education for allied health professionals', Proceedings of the 10th National Allied Health Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Patterson A, Gurd E, Parish L, Godden E, Wakely LT, Leys J, 'Why I went rural: physiotherapy student¿s perspectives on long term rural clinical placements', Program of the NSW Rural Health & Research Congress, Port Macquarie (2013) [E3]
2013Harries-Jones H, Burrows J, Smith T, Brown L, wakely L, 'Interprofessional learning: from the Start for the Future', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Little AL, Crowley E, Wakely L, Wakely K, 'Harnessing the energy through partnerships: interprofessional paediatric education for allied health professionals', Proceedings of the NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Port Macquarie, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Brown LJ, Wakely L, Smith A, 'Outback Immersion: Allied health students' experiences of long term rural placements', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Leys JC, Wakely L, 'Dealing with the Clinical Placement Emergency: Physiotherapy Students in the Emergency Department', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2012Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Wolfgang RL, 'Creating community capacity and enhancing student learning on rural placement', Conference Handbook. SARRAH National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [E3]
2012Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Burrows JM, 'Integrating interprofessional learning into rural clinical placements - Assessing student's attitudes', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Wakely K, Wakely LT, Laurie B, 'Playing in the shifting sandpit - Country Kid's Therapy, sustaining a private paediatric allied health service in the bush.', Conference Handbook, Port Macquarie (2011) [E3]
2011George C, Brown L, Wakely LT, Wakely K, 'I am, you are, we are community - linking undergraduate students to community through partnerships', Conference Handbook, Port Macquarie (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Leanne Brown

2011Wakely LT, Doherty SR, Greaves J, Ryan N, 'Pains, sprains and automobiles - clinical placement for physiotherapy students in an emergency department', Conference Handbook, Brisbane (2011)
2010Wakely LT, 'Country kid's therapy: Establishing a paediatric physiotherapy & occupational therapy practice in a rural area', National SARRAH Conference 2010 Conference. Program, Broome, WA (2010) [E3]
2010Smith AN, Brown LJ, May JA, Wakely LT, Greaves J, Wolfgang R, et al., 'Interprofessional learning modules: Making undergraduate IPE clinically relevant', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Wakely LT, Doherty SR, Ryan N, 'Primary health care physiotherapy in a rural emergency department', NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2009: Program Book, Tamworth, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Wakely LT, Cooper RJ, Rae KM, 'Experience of parenting a premature ilnfant in a rural area', NSW Rural and Remote Health Conference 2008: Conference Program, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Kym Rae

2008Wakely LT, Rae KM, Cooper RJ, 'Experience of parenting a premature infant: A literature review', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Kym Rae

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Grants and Funding


Number of grants2
Total funding$1,832

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2014 (1 grants)

Third Asia Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Newcastle Australia, 1 - 3 October 2014$832
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Mr Luke Wakely
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2013 (1 grants)

ANZAHPE Conference, Melbourne 24-27 June 2013$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Mr Luke Wakely
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.


Mr Luke Wakely

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University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health,