Mr Clint Newstead

Mr Clint Newstead

Clinical Educator

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Clint is a lecturer in physiotherapy and clinical education manager at the University of Newcastle. Prior to commencing at the University of Newcastle, Clint was employed as a full-time lecturer in physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University. In addition to his academic experience, Clint has worked as a physiotherapist and clinical educator in Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Clint has a particular interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice and clinical education for physiotherapy students. Clint is currently completing a higher degree by research (PhD) at The University of Sydney. Clint's PhD research focusses on enhancing quality in clinical education through the development and evaluation of novel physiotherapy clinical educator training resources. Clint has a record of research publication in scientific journals and has presented research outcomes at domestic and international conferences. In addition to his own PhD research, Clint has been a co-supervisor of several physiotherapy student Honours projects covering a variety of topics.  


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Allied Health
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Education
  • Physiotherapy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
399999 Other education not elsewhere classified 60
420106 Physiotherapy 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/8/2016 - 1/11/2020 Lecturer in Physiotherapy Charles Sturt University
School of Community Health
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2011 - 1/1/2016 Physiotherapy Clinical Educator Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/1/2006 - 1/1/2016 Physiotherapist NSW Health
Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PHS307 Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Clinical Education Experience
Charles Sturt University
Lecturer in Physiotherapy/Academic Clinical Education Manager 1/8/2016 - 1/11/2020
PHS401 Physiotherapy Clinical Practice Competency
Charles Sturt University
Lecturer in Physiotherapy/Academic Clinical Education Manager 1/8/2016 - 1/11/2020
PHS406 Advanced Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice
Charles Sturt University
Lecturer in Physiotherapy 1/6/2019 - 1/11/2019
PHS250 Evolving Physiotherapy Clinical Practice
Charles Sturt University
Lecturer in Physiotherapy 1/1/2019 - 1/11/2020
PHS301 Acute Care Physiotherapy Practice
Charles Sturt University
Lecturer in Physiotherapy 1/8/2016 - 1/11/2020
PHTY2040 Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy I
The University of Newcastle
Lecturer in Physiotherapy 1/6/2015 - 1/11/2015
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Publications

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


Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Newstead C, Johnston CL, Nisbet G, Mcallister L, 'Physiotherapy clinical education in Australia: an exploration of clinical educator characteristics, confidence and training requirements', Australian Health Review, 43 696-705 (2019) [C1]

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe physiotherapists' involvement, confidence and training needs in the provision of student clinical education (CE) in Australi... [more]

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe physiotherapists' involvement, confidence and training needs in the provision of student clinical education (CE) in Australia. Methods: A valid and reliable cross-sectional online survey instrument was used to collect data from physiotherapists employed in public and private healthcare facilities in Australia. Survey questions included participant personal and professional characteristics, participation in CE-related continuing professional development (CPD) and confidence in components of CE. Results: In all, 170 (34%) physiotherapists (mean age 37 years mean years clinical experience 13 years) completed the survey. Most participants (68%) were currently involved in CE, over half (56%) had completed CE-related CPD and many (56%) reported a need for more CPD. Participants with no previous CE experience were less confident (P = 0.05) in all components of CE. Participants with less clinical experience were less confident in managing challenging students (P = 0.003), multiple students (P = <0.001) and competing workplace and education duties (P = <0.001). Conclusions: Physiotherapists with varying professional characteristics were involved in CE. Although many participants had attended CE-related CPD, many reported that more training was required. Future training for clinical educators should be tailored to participants' level of experience and focus on the components of CE in which they feel least confident. What is known about the topic?: The ability of physiotherapists to confidently assume a clinical educator role may affect their willingness to be clinical educators in the future and the students' perceptions of clinical placement quality. CPD relating to CE may help prepare physiotherapists for the clinical educator role. What does this paper add?: There is a lack of information regarding physiotherapists' involvement in CE, completion of CE-related CPD or perceived levels of confidence in various aspects of the clinical educator role, such as placement organisation, teaching, assessment and the provision of feedback. This study describes the involvement of physiotherapists in CE in Australia, including their demographic and professional characteristics, participation in CE-related CPD and confidence in various components of CE. What are the implications for practitioners?: Several recommendations regarding future CE-related CPD have resulted from this study, including tailoring CPD to the needs of physiotherapists based on their level of clinical or CE experience, focusing CPD on the aspects of CE in which physiotherapists feel least confident and raising the awareness of and improving accessibility to CPD opportunities in this area.

DOI 10.1071/AH18094
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2018 Johnston C, Wilson J, Wakely LT, Walmsley S, Newstead C, 'Simulation as a component of introductory physiotherapy clinical placements', New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46 95-104 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.15619/NZJP/46.3.02
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Luke Wakely, Sarah Walmsley
2017 Newstead C, Johnston CL, Nesbit G, McCallister L, 'Physiotherapy clinical education in Australia: Development and validation of a survey instrument to profile clinical educator characteristics, experience and training requirements.', New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45 154-169 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.15619/NZJP/45.2.07
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2017 Johnston C, Newstead C, Sanderson M, Wakely L, Osmotherly P, 'The changing landscape of physiotherapy student clinical placements: An exploration of geographical distribution and student performance across settings', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 25 85-93 (2017) [C1]

Objective: To describe the geographical distribution of physiotherapy clinical placements and investigate the relationship between geographical setting and clinical placement mark... [more]

Objective: To describe the geographical distribution of physiotherapy clinical placements and investigate the relationship between geographical setting and clinical placement marks in physiotherapy students. Design: A retrospective cohort design was used for this study. Setting: The University of Newcastle, New South Wales. Participants: Data from entry-level Bachelor of Physiotherapy student clinical placements. Main outcome measure(s): Data from all clinical placements in the Physiotherapy program between 2003 and 2014 were included. For all clinical placements, student assessment mark, year of study, type of placement and placement location were collected. Placement location was then classified using the Modified Monash Model (MMM) categories: one (most metropolitan) to seven (most remote). Results: Over the 12¿year period of the study 3964 placements were completed. Between 2003 and 2005 the average proportion of clinical placements occurring in metropolitan areas (MMM1) was 78% and in rural areas (MMM categories 3¿6) was 22%. In 2014 these proportions had changed to 59% (MMM1) and 40% (MMM3-6). There were significant differences in clinical placement grades between MMM1 and all other categories except MMM2, with lower assessment marks in MMM1 than other categories. Conclusions: The changing distribution of physiotherapy clinical placements may be reflective of increasing student numbers and greater efforts to support students completing rural and remote placements. This change may lead to a positive effect on the rural and remote physiotherapy workforce. Further research is required to determine the specific training and support needs of students and clinical educators in rural and remote settings.

DOI 10.1111/ajr.12302
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Peter Osmotherly, Cath Johnston
2017 Newstead CJ, Seaton JA, Johnston CL, 'Australian critical care nursing professionals' attitudes towards the use of traditional chest physiotherapy techniques', Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 36 33-48 (2017) [C1]

Background Chest physiotherapy techniques, such as percussion, postural drainage, and expiratory vibrations, may be employed in a critical care setting. Physiotherapists are prima... [more]

Background Chest physiotherapy techniques, such as percussion, postural drainage, and expiratory vibrations, may be employed in a critical care setting. Physiotherapists are primarily responsible for their provision; however, nurses have also traditionally implemented these treatments. It is unclear whether nurses consider chest physiotherapy to be a part of their role, or how they perceive their knowledge and confidence pertaining to these techniques. Objective To investigate the attitudes of nurses towards traditional chest physiotherapy techniques. Method A total of 1222 members of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses were invited to participate in an anonymous online survey. Results There were 142 respondents (12%) with the majority (n = 132, 93%) having performed chest physiotherapy techniques in clinical practice. Most of them considered that the provision of chest physiotherapy was a part of nurse's role. Commonly cited factors influencing nurses' use of chest physiotherapy techniques were the availability of physiotherapy services, adequacy of nursing staff training and skill, and perceptions of professional roles. Conclusions Nurses working in critical care commonly utilised traditional chest physiotherapy techniques. Further research is required to investigate the reasons why nursing professionals might assume responsibility for the provision of chest physiotherapy techniques, and if their application of these techniques is consistent with evidence-based recommendations.

DOI 10.1016/j.hkpj.2016.08.001
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2014 Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, MacDonald L, 'Allied Health Student Clinical Placements in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Staff Opinions, Attitudes, and Support Needs.', The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice., 12 1-13 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Sarah Walmsley, Lesley Wicks
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Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Johnston CL, Newstead C, Seaton J, 'AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE NURSES´ ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE USE OF TRADITIONAL ´CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY´ TECHNIQUES', http://www.abstractstosubmit.com/wcpt2017/abstracts/, Cape Town, South Africa (2017)
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2017 Johnston CL, Newstead C, Sanderson M, Osmotherly P, Wakely L, 'THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENT CLINICAL PLACEMENTS: AN EXPLORATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE ACROSS SETTINGS', http://www.abstractstosubmit.com/wcpt2017/abstracts/, Cape Town, South Africa (2017)
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Peter Osmotherly, Cath Johnston
2017 Johnston CL, Newstead C, Nisbet G, McAllister L, 'DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A SURVEY INSTRUMENT TO PROFILE AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATOR CHARACTERISTICS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS', http://www.abstractstosubmit.com/wcpt2017/abstracts/, Cape Town, South Africa (2017)
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2016 Johnston C, Newstead C, Sanderson M, Wakely LT, Osmotherly P, 'Physiotherapy clinical placements: describing geographical distribution and relationship to assessment mark', Tweed Heads, NSW (2016)
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Luke Wakely, Cath Johnston
2016 Hunter S, Johnston CL, Rasiah R, Roberts E, O'Toole G, MacDonald- Wicks L, Newstead C, 'Healthcare students learning together to promote the health of older people', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Elysa Roberts, Sharyn Hunter, Cath Johnston
2016 Hunter S, Johnston C, Rasiah, Roberts E, O'Toole G, MacDonald-Wicks L, Newstead C, 'Healthy ageing as a vehicle for interprofessional education: Nursing Students' expereince', Brisbane (2016)
Co-authors Elysa Roberts, Lesley Wicks, Cath Johnston, Sharyn Hunter
2015 Hunter SM, Johnston CL, Rasiah R, Roberts E, O'Toole G, MacDonald-Wicks L, et al., 'Using healthy ageing as a vehicle for interprofessional education', 6th International Clinical Skills Conference. Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Hayley Croft, Elysa Roberts, Sharyn Hunter, Cath Johnston
2015 Robins D, Egan M, Johnston C, Newstead C, Mackney J, 'Pressures generated using an improvised PEP device in a COPD and healthy population', European Respiratory Journal 46: Suppl 59, Amsterdam (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2015.PA982
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Jennifer Mackney
2015 Hunter S, Johnston C, Rasiah, Roberts E, O'Toole, MacDonald-Wicks, Newstead C, 'Promoting healthy ageing with interprofessional education', Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Sharyn Hunter, Lesley Wicks, Elysa Roberts, Cath Johnston
2015 Barry R, Johnston C, Newstead C, Osmotherly PG, 'Performance In Clinical Exit Examinations: Is It Related To Academic Or Clinical Placement Assessment In Physiotherapy Students?', ANZAHPE/AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Cath Johnston
2015 MacDonald-Wicks LK, Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, ''Failure to fail' in physiotherapy clinical education', Connect Physiotherapy Conference 2015: Conference Abstract E-Book, Gold Coast, Qld (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks
2015 Johnston CL, Newstead C, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'The impact of supervising challenging students on clinical placement', Connect Physiotherapy Conference 2015: Conference E-book and Program, Gold Coast, Qld (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks
2015 Barry RK, Newstead CJ, Osmotherly PG, Johnston CL, 'Performance in physiotherapy clinical exit examinations: the relationship to academic and clinical placement assessment', Connect Physiotherapy Conference 2015: Conference E-book and Program, Gold Coast, Qld. (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Cath Johnston
2014 Johnston CL, MacDonald L, Newstead CJ, Walmsley S, 'Allied Health student clinical placements in residential aged care facilities: Staff attitudes and support needs.', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Griffith University, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Sarah Walmsley, Lesley Wicks
2014 Johnston 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 Cath Johnston, Peter Osmotherly
2013 Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising failing students on clinical placement.', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks
2013 Johnston 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 Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks, Sarah Walmsley
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Johnston CL, Newstead CJ, MacDonald-Wicks L, 'Supervising challenging students on clinical placement.', ( pp.186): ANZAHPE (2013)
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Lesley Wicks
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $67,203

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


20191 grants / $9,948

Enhancing the quality of physiotherapy clinical education in rural settings: evaluating a novel simulation-based training program$9,948

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Clint Newstead, Doctor Catherine Johnston, Doctor Luke Wakely, Doctor Gillian Nisbet

Scheme Faculty of Science Compact Seed Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $28,869

Implementing and evaluating an innovative model for introductory physiotherapy clinical placements. $28,869

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Catherine Johnston, Mr Clint Newstead, Mr Rod Hyde Page, Doctor Luke Wakely
Scheme Hunter and Coast ICTN Research and Quality Improvement Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500786
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20131 grants / $28,386

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)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Doctor Catherine Johnston, Mr Clint Newstead, Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli, Associate Professor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
Scheme NSW ICTN Local Project Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201146
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Mr Clint Newstead

Position

Clinical Educator
School of Health Sciences
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email clint.newstead@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 2016

Office

Room HC26
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