Ms Kate Currie

Ms Kate Currie

Associate Lecturer Physiotherapy

University Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

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.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Membership

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

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
Physiotherapy
Australia

Awards

Award

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
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Currie K, Pomroy R, Marjoribanks J, Perram K, Robinson A, Heaney S, 'Health student perceptions of interprofessional wellness tutorials', Health student perceptions of interprofessional wellness tutorials, Melbourne (2020)
Co-authors Jamie Marjoribanks, Susan Heaney, Amy Robinson, Ricky Pomroy, Kerryn Perram
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 Jacqui Leys, Luke Wakely
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $5,760

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20202 grants / $5,760

Lightbox Radiology MRI and CT Interpretation for Physiotherapists$4,000

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team

Anthony Best, Kate Currie, Cian McMahon

Scheme Allied Health Cross Boundary Grant Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Health Literacy Workshop$1,760

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team

Robyn Standing, Kate Currie, Rebecca Jessup

Scheme Allied Health Workplace Learning Grant Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 Honours Audit of behaviour change techniques used in exercise and diet interventions for people with stroke Physiotherapy, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year 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
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Ms Kate Currie

Position

Associate Lecturer Physiotherapy
UONDRH
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Contact Details

Email kate.currie@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3441

Office

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
Australia
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