InMotion October 2018

October 2018 67 Encouraging collaboration and an understanding of synergies between health professionals is another key focus. ‘Hopefully, over time, the relationship between learning and students and practice will become really fluid, rather than a distinction,’ she says. Before the ACT, Lucy was foundation Professor of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University, where she led the successful development of its physiotherapy program. Her leadership roles in the physiotherapy profession include serving as a director on the Board of the Australian Physiotherapy Council and chair of its accreditation committee. While sad to leave Sydney, Lucy says she is ‘looking forward to embracing new opportunities in the ACT’. ‘The energy in Canberra is quite unique in that we have a new hospital on campus, so there are lots of opportunity for education directly through the hospital. Plus, we have fabulous student clinics, including physiotherapy, neurological rehabilitation clinic and musculoskeletal clinic with student services, so there are lots of opportunities in the ACT, which is really good.’ As a leader Lucy has supervised five PhD and more than 30 Honours students to successful completion, and is currently supervising another nine PhD students. She says relationship building is an important part of being successful in the profession, whether it be between clinician and patient or educator and student. ‘I was initially thinking of going into sports medicine or becoming a physical education teacher, but on watching the physiotherapist treating my grandmother who had had a stroke, I thought “that looks like a good profession”. Seeing the relationship between health professional and patient in providing rehabilitation was really appealing.’ The educator advocates for ongoing learning and is proud that her profession continues to innovate to navigate the future. ‘It’s vital to keep learning and growing, no matter the profession … learning is what keeps us going [and] the physiotherapy profession has risen to the challenge in creating some fabulous opportunities in clinical learning experiences. In many ways, it has led the way in innovative solutions to the limited clinical education opportunities that students have.’ Some of those solutions are already in place, with the first batch of students gaining practical training on placement at the new hospital. Marina Williams T FORUM 2017 Join us for the annual ACT Forum—the premier event for physios and their industry colleagues. Keynote speaker Dr David Hughes, Chief Medical Officer from the Australian Institute of Sport, will present on ‘Logistical and ethical challenges for anti-doping systems in sport.’ Thursday 23 November 2017 Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start Event concludes at 9.30pm : The National Press Club of Australia 16 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600 Find out more at or contact Caroline Jones on 02 8748 1507 or onsored by: ACT06 ACT FORUM 2018 Join us for canapés and drinks at the annual ACT Forum—the premier event for physiotherapists and their industry colleagues. Keynote s eaker Associate Professor Damien Fi niss will present on the ‘Honest s of placebo in physiotherapy pr ctice – bringing the science to the bedside’. This presentation will provide an overview of the conceptual issues in the field and the science of placebo effects. Particular focus will be placed on the practical and honest application of this work to daily clinical practice. Date: 22 November 2018 Time: 6.30 – 9.30 pm Venue: National Press Club of Australia, Barton, ACT For more information, and to register visit: Proudly sponsored by: Fee: APA member - $45, non-member - $55, APA student ember - $25