Dr Luke Wakely

Dr Luke Wakely

Lecturer

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Dr Wakely’s passion is born

Dr Luke Wakely, clinical mentor for physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

A staggering one in ten babies in Australia are born premature. It was this statistic, coupled with a passion to minimise inequity in rural health, which spurred Dr Luke Wakely down his research path.

As the only paediatric physiotherapist running a private practice in the Tamworth region, Dr Wakely sees firsthand some of the challenges rural families face in accessing healthcare.

Witnessing the triumphs of his patients reaching their potential, some of whom he has supported from birth through to adolescence, has inspired Dr Wakely to continue pursuing his research. 

A resolve to solve rural health inequity

Dr Wakely’s research focuses on investigating the inequity in health of people who live in rural areas, particularly children, which has the potential to affect future health outcomes of entire communities.

“I think there’s plenty more that can be done, but if we can help the younger generation to have better health equity, they are more likely to grow up with better health outcomes and rural areas generally will also be healthier,” Dr Wakely explained.

Recently achieving a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiologyat the University of Newcastle, Dr Wakely’s research explored the experiences of rural parents who have a premature infant, to illuminate the additional stress factors and particular needs of these families.

Through his investigative studies, Dr Wakely revealed that rural families with premature infants face similar stressors to non-rural families, however they experienced added complexities stemming from the physical distance of living away from their partner and relocating closer to a metropolitan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

“My research found additional stressors for rural families is coping with the adjustment of leaving NICU, where parents and infants have instant support, and moving back to their rural hometown where urgent health care is not always readily available.

“Every family in the study had experienced an incident where their child had become critically unwell and was away from key services, which was identified as a significant stress factor for rural families,” Dr Wakely said.

Highlighting the need for greater health care access in rural areas, Dr Wakely recalls the experience of one family with a premature baby who he interviewed as part of his research investigation.

“In this family’s particular area there is no ambulance so if they ring 000 the fire brigade arrives instead. Consequently, the mother and father had to formulate their own emergency plan and perform CPR on their baby if needed.”

Bridging the gap in Indigenous health and research

A unique component of Dr Wakely’s PhD investigation was engaging with Indigenous mothers of premature babies to record their experiences – a research area that was not well understood.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population experiences nearly double the rate of premature births than non-Indigenous Australians, so there was a massive gap in the literature,” Dr Wakely said.

“It’s really important to engage with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to help understand why health statistics are below average compared to the non-Indigenous population.

“We know that part of the reason the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island population is overrepresented in premature births is due to a higher incidence of chronic disease and smoking, but another factor is inequity in healthcare in remote communities making pre-natal checks difficult to access,” Dr Wakely said.

Educating the next generation

As a passionate advocate and practitioner for rural health, Dr Wakely is eager to keep the momentum of his research alive to improve health outcomes for people in remotes areas.

“There is definitely an opportunity for more community consultation in remote areas, particularly with Indigenous fathers, to learn about their experiences raising a premature infant,” he said.

Dr Wakely is also committed to seeing the representation of allied health professionals in rural areas continue to grow to help ease health inequity.

Clinical mentor for the physiotherapy program at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health, Dr Wakely facilitates and teaches long-term and short-term placements for physiotherapy students in Tamworth, and also provides mentorship to staff in rural regions.

Dr Wakely said “As well as the teaching component, part of my role is to facilitate a range of community engagement, interprofessional, social and vocational training activities.”

Undergraduate physiotherapy students have the opportunity to complete their entire final year, a semester or a five week placement block in Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie or Taree.

Dr Wakely explains rural work placements provide valuable opportunities for students to gain a breadth of experience that they might not get in metropolitan areas.

“The aim of the placement is to give students a rich and immersive experience in a rural area so that they might be open to practicing in a rural area on graduation.

Dr Wakely’s passion is born

As the only paediatric physiotherapist running a private practice in the Tamworth region, Dr Wakely sees firsthand some of the challenges rural families face in accessing healthcare

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Career Summary

Biography

I am privileged to have an academic position at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) in which I can research, teach and learn about my passions. These passions are; the provision of exceptional student learning experiences, redressing rural health inequity and advocating for the needs of children and their families. I lead the UONDRH Physiotherapy Rural Immersion Program which is funded by the Commonwealth under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program. This program seeks to provide enriching placement experiences for health students in rural areas in an effort to encourage them to work rurally during their career.

Research:

The focus of my research activities has been the inequity in health for rural communities in particular rural children and their families. I have received over $250,000 in grant funding since 2009 and have led and collaborated on a range of research initiatives using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. 

Parenting: My PhD research explored the lived experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area. Through this research, I was able to highlight the additional stressors that families from rural areas experience when caring for a premature infant and detail the impact this has on their practice of parenting. I am currently exploring the practice of parenting a child with a health issue or disability from a range of perspectives in order to build a body of knowledge on this phenomenon which will guide clinical practice and health policy development.

Disability and the NDIS: I co-lead a series of studies exploring the impact of the NDIS on rural communities and physical activity opportunities for people with a disability in rural communities. These studies have been used to advocate for the needs of rural families at local, state and national levels.

Paediatric Education Programs: I have been awarded more than $150,000 to develop, implement and evaluate education initiatives for health and education provider working with children with development issues. I have delivered this as part of a multidisciplinary team of academics to rural areas of Australia at local, state and national levels. We have explored the use of a range of pedagogical approaches to adult learning in order to maximise the impact our programs have on the skills and knowledge of these communities.

Rural Health Workforce: I am a co-researcher on two longitudinal studies exploring the impact of rural placements on future career choices.

Paediatric Physiotherapy: Research questions have arisen from my clinical practice as a paediatric physiotherapist and I have conducted two systematic reviews to explore the innovative management of children with cerebral palsy.

Interprofessional Practice and Education: I am a co-researcher on a series of studies exploring interprofessional practice and interprofessional education initiatives.

Teaching

UONDRH Teaching: Physiotherapy students have the opportunity to undertake rural immersion placements through the UONDRH from 5 weeks up to a full academic year. I lead the delivery of the UONDRH physiotherapy program including the teaching of placement tutorials and the academic subject that full-year students are required to complete. 

UON Physiotherapy Program Teaching: I teach paediatric physiotherapy and about rural physiotherapy practice into the UON physiotherapy program. This teaching is embedded within three subjects across the four years of the program. I am proficient in using a range of pedagogical approaches including simulation, problem-based learning, video vignettes and web-based learning to ensure an exceptional student experience.

Leadership

I am the UONDRH Physiotherapy Discipline Mentor and provide mentoring for five academic physiotherapists across the UONDRH footprint. I also lead the development and delivery of the UONDRH physiotherapy program and under my leadership, this program has trebled the number of physiotherapist placements and increased the intake of our full-year students from 1 in 2010 to 22 in 2019. 

Administration

I am a the UODRH representative on the School of Health Sciences Research Committee and a member of the UONDRH Research Advisory Team. 

I am an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist and a member of the APA Paediatric Physiotherapy Professional Standards Committee.

I am the APA Representative for the New England Regional Group.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney
  • Master of Health Science (Paediatric Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Child Development
  • Clinical Education
  • Disability
  • Hermeneutics
  • Interprofessional
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatric
  • Parenting
  • Phenomenology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Practice based learning
  • Premature Infant
  • Qualitative
  • Rural Health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110317 Physiotherapy 60
111403 Paediatrics 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2009 -  Lecturer in Physiotherapy University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
1/04/2009 - 1/12/2011 Lecturer in Emergency Physiotherapy University of Newcastle
Department of Rural Health
Australia
19/03/1996 -  Membership - Australian Physiotherapy Association

Luke currently services on the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) -  Paediatrics Physiotherapy Standards Committee. He is also a member of the APA Paediatric Special Interest Group and the APA New England Regional Group 

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Awards

Award

Year Award
2018 2018 Flinders University and ANZAHPE Prize for Excellence in Health Professional Education
Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
2017 Vice Chancellors Award for Collaboration Excellence
The University of Newcastle

Prize

Year Award
2013 Faculty of Health and Medicine Staff Awards
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Teaching Award

Year Award
2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
Office of Learning and Teaching
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Tinlin L, Croker C, Wakely LT, 'Students' experiences of learning to work with other professions: If we read enough patient notes will we learn collaboration?', Collaborating in Healthcare Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 237-244 (2016) [B1]
Co-authors Anne Croker

Journal article (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Dintino R, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Wakely KM, Little A, 'Powerless facing the wave of change: the lived experience of providing services in rural areas under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.', Rural Remote Health, 19 5337 (2019)
DOI 10.22605/RRH5337
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
2019 Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Smith T, Burrows J, Little A, Brown LJ, 'Immersive placement experiences promote rural intent in allied health students of urban and rural origin', JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE, 12 699-710 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.2147/JMDH.S214120
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Tony Smith, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
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
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Sarah Walmsley
2018 Fisher KA, Smith A, Brown L, Little A, Wakely K, Hudson J, et al., 'Value-adding to health professional student placement experiences: Enhancing work readiness and employability through a rural community engagement program', Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 9 41-61 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.21153/jtlge2018vol9no1art698
Co-authors Kelly Squires, Nicky Hudson, Alexandra Little, Katrina Wakely, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Karin Fisher
2018 Wakely L, Langham J, Johnston CL, Rae K, 'Physical activity of rurally residing children with a disability: A survey of parents and carers.', Disability and Health Journal, 11 31-35 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.002
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Kym Rae
2018 Wells H, Marquez J, Wakely L, 'Garment Therapy does not Improve Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review', Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38 395-416 (2018) [C1]

© 2017, © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Aims: To conduct a systematic review asking, does garment therapy improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy? Methods... [more]

© 2017, © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Aims: To conduct a systematic review asking, does garment therapy improve motor function in children with cerebral palsy? Methods: A systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to review the literature. Inclusion criteria involved the wearing of therapy suits/garments in children with cerebral palsy. The primary outcome of interest was movement related function and secondary outcomes included impairment, participation, parental satisfaction and adverse outcomes of garment wear. Results: 14 studies with 234 participants were included, of which 5 studies were included for meta-analysis. Garment therapy showed a nonsignificant effect on post-intervention function as measured by the Gross Motor Function Measure when compared to controls (MD = -1.9; 95% CI = -6.84, 3.05). Nonsignificant improvements in function were seen long-term (MD = -3.13; 95% CI = -7.57, 1.31). Garment therapy showed a significant improvement in proximal kinematics (MD = -5.02; 95% CI = -7.28, -2.76), however significant improvements were not demonstrated in distal kinematics (MD = -0.79; 95% CI = -3.08, 1.49). Conclusions: This review suggests garment therapy does not improve function in children with cerebral palsy. While garment therapy was shown to improve proximal stability, this benefit must be considered functionally and consider difficulties associated with garment use.

DOI 10.1080/01942638.2017.1365323
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Jodie Marquez
2018 Hamilton A, Wakely L, Marquez J, 'Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation on Motor Function in Pediatric Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review', Pediatric Physical Therapy, 30 291-301 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Purpose: To determine effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) on motor... [more]

© 2018 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Purpose: To determine effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) on motor function for children with cerebral palsy. Methods: Six electronic databases were searched using terms related to tDCS, combined with functional deficits/associated clinical measures. Results were filtered, including randomized controlled trials in English and children with cerebral palsy. Data were extracted using standardized procedures, and the PEDro scale was used to assess quality and meta-analyses conducted. Results: From 135 articles, 9 studies with moderate quality met inclusion criteria. Six were included in 7 separate meta-analyses supporting a benefit of tDCS for static balance, only at follow-up. Benefits of tDCS on dynamic balance, step length, and mobility were not established. Conclusions: The findings from meta-analyses suggest that tDCS may provide improvements in static balance at follow-up in children with cerebral palsy and positive effects on gait velocity; however, there was heterogeneity. Further research is needed before this therapy can be endorsed.

DOI 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000535
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Jodie Marquez
2018 Robinson T, Wakely L, Marquez J, Rae K, 'Surviving, not thriving: a qualitative analysis of parents' perceptions of physical activity participation for rurally residing children with a disability', RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 18 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.22605/RRH4536
Co-authors Jodie Marquez, Kym Rae
2017 Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Longitudinal tracking of workplace outcomes for undergraduate allied health students undertaking placements in Rural Australia', Journal of Allied Health, 46 79-87 (2017) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Julie Burrows, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2017 Wakely L, Wakely K, Little A, Crowley E, 'Development and evaluation of a multimedia child development resource for rural clinicians', Australian Journal of Rural Health, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12351
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley
2017 Leys J, Wakely L, Thurlow K, Page RH, 'Physiotherapy students in rural emergency departments: A NEAT place to learn', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 25 130-131 (2017)
DOI 10.1111/ajr.12262
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Kelly Thurlow
2017 Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Preparing graduates to meet the allied health workforce needs in rural Australia: Short-term outcomes from a longitudinal study', Education Sciences, 7 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/educsci7020064
Citations Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Tony Smith, Alexandra Little, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang
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]

© 2016 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. Objective: To describe the geographical distribution of physiotherapy clinical placements and investigate the relationship between geogr... [more]

© 2016 National Rural Health Alliance Inc. 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 - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Peter Osmotherly
2016 Croker A, Wakely L, Leys J, 'Educators working together for interprofessional education: From fragmented beginnings to being intentionally interprofessional ', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 671-674 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional educati... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This article explores the development of interprofessional relationships between healthcare educators working together for interprofessional education (IPE). As part of a collaborative dialogical inquiry, data from 19 semi-structured interviews and 9 focus groups were used to explore how IPE educators develop shared purpose to help students learn to work with other health professions. Consistent with this methodology, the research group and study participants comprised educators from eight different professions. Questions asked of the data, using a lens of intersubjectivity, included: ¿What implicit assumptions are brought to interactions?¿ and ¿What happens to these assumptions as educators interact?¿ The emergent themes caution against assuming that all educators initially bring to interprofessional spaces only positive attitudes towards all professions. Educators beginning in a fragmented interprofessional space needed to reflect on earlier negative experiences with particular professions for reframing in a socially aware interprofessional space to enable collaborating in an intentional interprofessional space.

DOI 10.1080/13561820.2016.1181613
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Anne Croker
2015 Wakely L, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Fragile forgotten families: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area, where is the evidence?', Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 18 8-17 (2015) [C1]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting prema... [more]

Background and aims Families in rural Australia are at higher risk of preterm birth and have poorer access to health services. This paper reviews the literature on parenting premature infants and asks why so few studies examine the experiences of rurally residing parents. Methods CINAHL, Medline, Embase and the Maternity and Infant Care databases were searched and articles were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results The literature search returned 17,237 articles, of which 23 met the inclusion criteria. One article examined experiences of rurally residing parents and no articles included Indigenous Australians. The following four themes emerged: The NICU environment, detailed parents' need to adjust to the NICU environment before they focus on their child. Connectedness, described connections parents develop to cope. Fragility refers to parents' perception of their premature infant as fragile and their fragile confidence in their parenting ability. Touch described the importance of touch and the distress caused by restriction of touch. Conclusions The evidence describing parenting a premature infant lacks accounts of different socio-economic and cultural groups, particularly rural families and Indigenous Australians. Implications for clinical practice Despite facing additional challenges accessing specialist care and local follow-up services, little is known about the experiences of rural parents.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kym Rae
2013 Wakely L, Brown L, Burrows J, 'Evaluating interprofessional learning modules: health students' attitudes to interprofessional practice', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 27 424-425 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2013.784730
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows
2010 Wakely 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]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Kym Rae
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Conference (75 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Wakely L, Dintino R, Wolfgang R, Wakely K, Little A, 'The lived experience of providing allied health services under the national disability insurance scheme in a rural area', Adelaide, SA (2019)
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang
2019 Wakely L, Rae K, 'The lived experience of aboriginal mothers parenting a premature infant in a rural area', Adelaide, SA (2019)
Co-authors Kym Rae
2019 Easey P, Wakely L, Johnston C, Leys J, 'The lived experience of parenting a child with hip dysplasia: in-depth knowledge can transform the parenting experience', Adelaide, SA (2019)
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2019 Scott O, Wakely L, 'Transforming the clinical education landscape: long-term physiotherapy placements in a rural area', Adelaide, SA (2019)
2019 Wakely L, Rae K, 'Growing together: experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area', Hobart, TAS (2019)
Co-authors Kym Rae
2019 Brown L, Smith A, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Mapping rural workforce outcomes from a longitudinal study of allied health graduates', Brisbane, QLD (2019)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang
2019 Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Brown L, Smith A, Little A, Burrows J, 'Rural career intentions: The influence of placement experiences for allied health students', Hobart, TAS (2019)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
2019 Cooper E, De Silva L, Wakely L, 'Collaborative, patient-centred practice in the emergency department: an opportunity for shared learning between radiography and physiotherapy students', Adelaide, SA (2019)
Co-authors Emma Cooper, Lani Desilva
2019 Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Wakely K, Little A, Dintino R, 'Rural insights: Exploring perspectives of clinical service providers working with the NDIS', Hobart, TAS (2019)
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Katrina Wakely
2019 Dintino R, Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Wakely K, Little A, 'Rural insights: exploring the experiences of clinical service providers working within the National Disability Insurance Scheme', Sydney, NSW (2019)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Katrina Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang
2019 Smith A, Waller S, Beauchamp A, Sutton K, Depczynski J, Brown L, et al., 'The Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcomes Tracking Study: Methodology for Large-scale Data Linkage Tony Smith, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health Australia', Canberra, ACT (2019)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith
2018 Brown LJ, Smith AN, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Growing the rural allied health workforce through immersion placements', Canberra (2018)
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Tony Smith, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown
2018 Brown LJ, Burrows JM, Wakely LT, 'Mapping rural workforce outcomes: results from a longitudinal study of allied health graduates', Launceston, TAS (2018)
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
2018 Cone LA, Munro SL, Croker AL, Wakely LT, 'Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Grappling with supporting Aboriginal students during clinical placements in rural areas', Hobart, TAS (2018)
Co-authors Anne Croker
2018 Smith AN, Brown LJ, Wakely LT, Wolfgang RL, Little AL, Burrows JM, 'Tracking change on the rural workforce landscape: a longitudinal study of allied health recent graduates', Darwin, NT (2018)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang
2018 Smith AN, May JA, Burrows JM, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Fisher KA, et al., 'Counting the chickens as they hatch: tracking students and the rural health pipeline', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Jennifer May, Tony Smith, Julie Burrows, Karin Fisher, Leanne Brown
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Little AL, Ferns JL, 'Preparing for the interprofessional landscape: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Darwin, NT (2018)
Co-authors Jane Ferns, Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown, Lani Desilva, Emma Cooper, Tony Smith
2018 De Silva LK, Cooper E, Wakely LT, 'Bridging the interprofessional distance for diagnosis: a program facilitating collaboration between physiotherapy and radiography students', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Emma Cooper, Lani Desilva
2018 Dintino R, Wakely LT, Wolfgang RL, Wakely KML, Little AL, 'The lived experience of providing services in a rural area under the National Disability Insurance Scheme', Tamworth, NSW (2018)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Rebecca Wolfgang, Katrina Wakely
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, Kate Currie
2017 Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Where are they now? Tracking allied health graduates after rural placements', 14th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows
2017 Brown L, Smith A, Wakely LT, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Developing the future allied health workforce for Australian rural health context', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Tony Smith, Alexandra Little, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang
2017 Wakely LT, Marquez J, Rae K, Johnston C, Robinson T, Freeman J, 'Surviving not thriving: Parents' perceptions of physical activity for rurally residing children with a disability', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Jodie Marquez, Kym Rae
2017 Wakely LT, Marquez J, Wakely K, Little A, Crowley E, Neal M, 'Collaborating to care for country kids: Online education for rural educators and clinicians working with children with special needs', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley, Jodie Marquez
2017 Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Traumatic beginnings off the beaten track: parenting a premature infant in a rural area', Cairns (2017)
Co-authors Kym Rae
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 Cath Johnston
2017 Joseph KJ, Mackenzie J, Thwaites T, Wakely L, 'Public Private Partnership: A model for allied health student clinical placement in a regional area', Adelaide (2017)
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, Cath Johnston
2016 Croker C, Tinlin L, Wakely LT, Croker A, 'Vocative anecdote writing as a tool for student interprofessional in-depth reflection', ANZAHPE & OTTOWA Joint Conference proceedings, Perth (2016)
Co-authors Anne Croker
2015 Croker AL, Smith T, Wakely L, 'More about interprofessional education: Is educators' rapport a missing link?', Melbourne (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Anne Croker
2015 Langham J, Wakely L, Johnston CL, Rae K, 'Physical activity of rural residing children with disabilities: Perceptions of parents/carers', 13th National Rural Health Conference.Handbook, Darwin, NT (2015) [E3]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Kym Rae, Cath Johnston
2015 Wakely KML, Wakely L, Little A, Crowley E, 'Lights, Camera... Play! A visual resource to highlight paediatric development using an interprofessional model', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal Vol 62 Supp 1 July 2015, Melbourne (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little
2015 Sanderson M, McCarroll E, Kingston K, Neal M, Robinson T, Wells H, Wakely LT, 'Living and learning long-term - student's perspectives of full year physiotherapy placements', Connect Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast (2015) [E3]
2015 Wakely LT, Croker A, Tinlin L, 'Vocative anecdote writing as a tool for physiotherapy', Connect Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Anne Croker
2015 Wakely LT, Leys J, 'Coping with demand while caring for the clinicians: Strategies to enhance professional placement opportunities for physiotherapy students', Connect Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Burrows J, Wolfgang R, Little A, 'Conversion by immersion: outcomes of short and long-term rural allied health placements', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little, Rebecca Wolfgang, Julie Burrows
2015 Johnston C, Wakely LT, Brown L, 'The use of iPads by undergraduate allied healthe professional students on clinical placement', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Cath Johnston
2015 Wakely LT, Leys J, 'Caring for the clinicians: Strategies to enhance professional placement opportunities for physiotherapy students', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Harries-Jones H, et al., 'Engaging allied health students in experiential learning: The rural immersion experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Julie Burrows, Alexandra Little
2015 Wakely KML, Wakely L, Little A, Crowley E, 'Teaching the Teachers: An allied health interdisciplinary team approach to child development education in rural areas', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal Vol 62 Supp 1 July 2015, Melbourne (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little
2015 Wakely KML, Little A, Crowley E, Wakely L, 'Innovative model of interprofessional paediatrics education for allied health profesisonals', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely
2014 Logue J, Wakely LT, Rae K, Shipley L, Weatherall L, Van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development booklet', Proceeding of 2014 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Dubbo (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
2014 Langham J, Loneragan A, Barnes J, McFawn K, Wilcher R, Wood R, Wakely LT, 'Looking across the rural horizons of learning: Experiences of physiotherapy students studying at a distance', Proceedings of 2014 NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Dubbo (2014) [E3]
2014 Croker 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) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Leanne Brown, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher
2014 Wakely KML, Wakely L, Squires K, Little A, Crowley E, 'Hanging ten with the teachers - A model for collaborative learning in paediatrics between rural allied health clinicians and the education sector', Surf's Up: Ride the Wave's SARRAH National Conference for RUral and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Katrina Wakely, Kelly Squires, Elesa Crowley
2014 Wakely LT, Shipley L, Rae K, Weatherall L, Naden M, Logue J, van der Laan D, 'Beyond the booklet: Collaborative community consultation to develop a child development resource', Surf's Up: Ride the Wave's SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
2014 Wakely LT, Little A, Crowley E, Wakely K, 'Expanding the comfort zone - An innovative model of interprofessional learning in paediatrics for rural allied health clinicians', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little
2014 Wakely LT, Brown L, Little A, Squires K, Leys J, Harries-Jones H, 'Learning around the campfire: A weekend camp to promote teamwork and interprofessional interaction for rural allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Alexandra Little, Kelly Squires, Jacqui Leys
2014 Wolfgang RL, Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Harries-Jones H, Little A, Burrows J, 'Diving deeper - outcomes of a rural immersive experience for allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Tony Smith, Julie Burrows, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little
2014 Fisher K, Wakely L, Squires K, Shipley L, Wakely K, Brown L, et al., 'A model for enhancing community engagement of undergraduate health professional students on rural placement', The 2014 Muster Global Community Engaged Medical Education, Uluru (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Nicky Hudson, Kelly Squires, Leanne Brown, Karin Fisher, Tony Smith, Katrina Wakely
2014 Wakely 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) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely
2014 Johnston C, Brown LJ, Wakely L, 'Would iPads Assist Students on Clinical Placement?', ANZAHPE 2014 Conference Handbook & Program, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Lesley Wicks, Cath Johnston
2014 Leys 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) [E3]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys, Kelly Thurlow
2014 Thurlow K, Hyde Page R, Leys J, Wakely L, 'Physioemergency are Students Keeping it NEAT', The proceedings of ANZAHPE 2014 Developing Health Professional Educators Connecting science & theory with learning for clinical practice, Gold Coast (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kelly Thurlow, Jacqui Leys
2014 Crowley 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) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely
2014 Wakely LT, Rae K, Keatinge D, 'Touching the fragile connections: Parenting a premature infant in a rural area. A thematic review of the literature', Compassion and Care in a Changing World The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae
2014 Croker AL, Wakely L, Fisher K, 'Interprofessional collaboration as a context for patient-centred care: Compassion or competition', Compassion and Care in a Changing World the 3rd Asia-Pacific Internation Conference on Qualitative Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Newcastle (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Karin Fisher, Anne Croker
2013 Wakely LT, 'Community moves: enhancing physiotherapy students experiences on clinical placement through community engagement', Proceedings of APA Conference 'New Moves' 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013 Little 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]
Co-authors Katrina Wakely, Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley
2013 Little 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]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Elesa Crowley, Katrina Wakely
2013 Patterson 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]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys
2013 Brown LJ, Wakely L, Smith A, 'Outback Immersion: Allied health students' experiences of long term rural placements', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2013 Harries-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]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Tony Smith, Julie Burrows
2013 Leys 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]
Co-authors Jacqui Leys
2012 Smith 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]
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Leanne Brown, Tony Smith
2012 Smith 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]
Co-authors Julie Burrows, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2011 Wakely 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]
Co-authors Katrina Wakely
2011 Wakely LT, Doherty SR, Greaves J, Ryan N, 'Pains, sprains and automobiles - clinical placement for physiotherapy students in an emergency department', Conference Handbook, Brisbane (2011) [E3]
2011 George 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, Katrina Wakely
2010 Smith 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]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Elesa Crowley, Jennifer May, Leanne Brown
2010 Wakely 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]
2009 Wakely 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]
2008 Wakely 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
2008 Wakely 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
2007 Wakely L, Cooper R, Rae KM, 'Experience of Parenting a Non- Indigenous Premature Infant in a Rural Area', 4th Biennial NSW Primary Health Care Research and Evaluation Conference. Programme and Abstract Book, Bondi Beach (2007)
Co-authors Kym Rae
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $250,229

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


20194 grants / $20,748

Evaluation of a novel clinical supervisor education program$9,948

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team

Dr Gillian Nisbet, Clint Newstead, Dr Catherine Johnston & Dr Luke Wakely

Scheme Charles Sturt University Faculty of Science Seeding Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON N

Video vignettes for clinical educator training$5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Luke Wakely, Dr Catherine Jonhston & Dr LesleyMacDonald-Wicks

Scheme UON Faculty of Health and Medicine Pilot Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Clinical Educators Workshop Program$5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Catherine Johnston and Dr Luke Wakely

Scheme UON Faculty of Health and Medicine Pilot Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

National Rural Health Conference - Hobart$800

Conference Papers:

Wakely L & Rae (2019) Growing together: experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area. 15th National Rural Health Conference, Hobart

Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Brown L, Smith A, Little A, & Burrows J (2019) Rural career intentions: the influence of placement experience for allied health students. 15th National Rural Health Conference, Hobart

Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Wakely K, Little A & Dintino R (2019) Rural insights: exploring perspectives of clinical service providers working with the NDIS. 15th National Rural Health Conference, Hobart

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine Research- the University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine Research- the University of Newcastle
Scheme The University of Newcastle
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20184 grants / $55,910

RESERVOIR: A multimodal intervention using robotics, electrical stimulation and virtual reality in stroke upper limb rehabilitation$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Jodie Marquez, Doctor Luke Wakely, Professor Neil Spratt
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801332
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

Out of sight, out of mind? Pedagogical implications of videoconferencing for health care students' education in rural areas$13,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team

Dr Anne Croker, Associate Professor Leanne Brown, Emma Cooper, Dr Karin Fisher, Dr Miriam Grotowski, Alex Little, Sonja Littlejohns, Simon Munro, Katrina Wakely & Dr Luke Wakely

Scheme University of Newcastle Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Evaluation of a paediatric physiotherapy education program$9,000

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Luke Wakely, Dr Catherine Johnston, Kay Joseph & Julia Greaves

Scheme UON Faculty of Health and Medicine Pilot Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Evaluation of a novel clinical supervisor education program$8,510

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Catherine Johnston, Clint Newstead & Dr Luke Wakely

Scheme UON Faculty of Health and Medicine Pilot Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20153 grants / $154,239

Treehouse Multidisciplinary Paediatric E-Learning Program $124,620

Funding body: Northcott

Funding body Northcott
Project Team

Dr Luke Wakely, Katrina Wakely, Alex Little and Elesa Crowley

Scheme Northcott
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON N

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

Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Gold Coast 3-6 October$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Luke Wakely
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500876
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $832

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Luke Wakely
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400813
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,000

ANZAHPE Conference, Melbourne 24-27 June 2013$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Luke Wakely
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300759
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $17,500

Development and evaluation of a multidisciplinary paediatric education program$17,500

Funding body: Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2

Funding body Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2
Project Team

Dr Luke Wakely, Katrina Wakely, Alex Little and Elesa Crowley

Scheme Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 Honours The lived experience of parents and carers of people receiving services in rural areas under the National Disability Insurance Scheme
This project will examine the experiences of parents and carers whose children are receiving services under the NDIS in rural New South Wales. Guided by phenomenology of practice interviews will be conducted with these parents to gain and in-depth understanding of their lived experience.
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 Honours RESERVOIR: A multimodal intervention using robotics, electrical stimulation and virtual reality in stroke upper limb rehabilitation
This study aims to investigate the use of a multimodal device which incorporates virtual reality, haptic feedback and electrical stimulation in-patient rehabilitation settings to determine its therapeutic effectiveness and feasibility.Trial registration ACTRN12618001928202phttp://www.ANZCTR.org.au/ACTRN12618001928202p.aspx
Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 Honours The lived experience of parenting a child with developmental dysplasia of the hip
This project will examine the experience of parents who have had a child diagnosed and treated for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Guided by phenomenology of practice in-depth semi-structured interviews will be conducted with these parents.
Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Physiotherapy Clinical Education in Australia: Exploring educator characteristics, experience and training requirements. Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Honours The Lived Experience of providing services in rural areas under the National Disability Insurance Scheme
This project examined the experiences of providing services under the NDIS in rural New South Wales. Guided by phenomenology of practice semi-structured interviews were conducted with a range of rural based, NDIS registered health professionals.
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Honours How effective is Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the management of balance, gait, spasticity and function alone or in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments in paediatric patients with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
<p>This systematic review examined the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for treating children with cerebral palsy. Hamilton, A., Wakely, L., & Marquez, J. (2018). Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation on Motor Function in Pediatric Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Pediatr Phys Ther, 30(4), 291-301. doi:10.1097/PEP.0000000000000535</p><p></p>
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle, NSW Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Physiotherapy clinical placements: describing geographical distribution and relationship to assessment mark
<p>This project examined the distribution of clinical placements and compared clinical marks awarded to students on clinical placements. Johnston, C., Newstead, C., Sanderson, M., Wakely, L., & Osmotherly, P. (2017). The changing landscape of physiotherapy student clinical placements: An exploration of geographical distribution and student performance across settings. Aust J Rural Health, 25(2), 85-93. doi:10.1111/ajr.12302<br /></p><p></p>
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours The effect of garment therapy on children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
<p>This project was a systematics review examining the literature on the effectiveness of garment therapy for children with cerebral palsy</p><p>Wells, H., Marquez, J., &amp; Wakely, L. (2018). Garment Therapy does not Improve Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 38(4), 395-416. doi:10.1080/01942638.2017.1365323</p>
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Parents' perceptions of physical activity levels and barriers in rurally residing children with a disability
This project examined the perceptions of parents' of children with a disability who resided in rural NSW about opportunities and barriers to physical activity for their child. This project was an in-depth investigation into their experiences.Robinson, T., Wakely, L., Marquez, J., Rae, K. (2018). Surviving not thriving: a qualitiaitve analysis of parents perceptions of physical activity participation for rurally residing children with a disability. Rural and Remote Health, 18(3), 4536. doi:https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4536
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Evaluation of a multidisciplinary model of online professional development for educations and clinicians working with children with special needs in rural and remote NSW
This project evaluated the delivery and content on an online education program. The education program was designed to educate health professionals and early childhood workers about working with children with developmental issues.
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle, NSW Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Parents' perceptions of physical activity levels and barriers in rurally residing children with a disability
<p>This project survey parents of children with a disability who residing in rural NSW about their perceptions of opportunities and barriers for participation in physical activity for their child.</p><p>Wakely, L., Langham, J., Johnston, C., &amp; Rae, K. (2017). Physical activity of rurally residing children with a disability: A survey of parents and carers. Disability and Health Journal, 11(1), 31-35. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.05.002</p>
Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle, NSW Principal Supervisor
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Research Opportunities

The lived experience of parenting a premature infant in a rural area

This project aims to explore the experience of families who have a premature infant reside rurally. Initial research into this are has illuminated the additional stressor and particularly needs of these families. The project is now shifting to explore in greater detail the experiences of fathers, particularly Indigenous fathers. There is scope for a Masters or PhD student to continue researching this crucial area.

PHD

Department of Rural Health

1/06/2018 - 31/12/2022

Contact

Doctor Luke Wakely
University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
luke.wakely@newcastle.edu.au

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News

University of Newcastle graduate bridges the gap in rural health

April 6, 2018

Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and currently practising as a paediatric physiotherapist, Luke Wakely is passionate about minimising inequity in health, particularly for children who live in rural ar

Dr Luke Wakely

Position

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

Contact Details

Email luke.wakely@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 6755 3513
Fax (02) 6761 2355

Office

Building University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Location Tamworth

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