Ms Kate Currie

Ms Kate Currie

Associate Lecturer Physiotherapy

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Kate Currie is an Associate Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, Department of Rural Health (UONDRH). Kate is based at the Shared Health Research Education Centre (SHREC), Port Macquarie.

Kate graduated from University of Sydney with a Degree in Physiotherapy in 2002. Kate has worked as a clinical physiotherapist in a number of metropolitan hospitals in Sydney and rural hospitals within the UK gaining a broad range of physiotherapy and management experience.

Since 2008 Kate has been based in Port Macquarie with her most recent clinical role being a Primary Care Practitioner within a busy Emergency Department.

Kate joined the UONDRH team in August of 2016 and is excited to be part of a team that focuses on facilitating student placements and learning, enhancing the health of local communities through community projects and conducting research into rural health issues.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney


  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Emergency Department
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rural Health
  • Students


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110317 Physiotherapy 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer Physiotherapy University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health


Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2003 -  Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association Australian Physiotherapy Association
1/1/2010 -  Member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2012 - 20/7/2015 Physiotherapy Practictioner Emergency Department

Worked as primary care practitioner in the Emergency Department at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

NSW Health



Year Award
2018 2018 Flinders University and ANZAHPE Prize for Excellence in Health Professional Education,.
Department of Rural Health University of Newcastle Australia
2011 Mid North Coast Local Health District Quality Awards Runner Up
NSW Health


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Currie KE, Wakely L, Leys J, Joseph K, Wright S, Munn N, 'Moving out to move on up: Academics Going Rural To Increase Student Placements', Sydney (2017)
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Jacqui Leys

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 Honours The lived experience of adults with a physical disability residing in a rural area and receiving services under the NDIS. Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Ms Kate Currie


Associate Lecturer Physiotherapy
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4055 3441


Room Shared Hlth Research and Educn Centre
Building Shared Health Research and Education Centre
Location Port Macquarie
Cnr Oxley Highway and Widderson Street
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444