Dean, Catherine

Dean, Catherine
Country
Australia
Bio
Professor Catherine Dean BAppSc(PHTY), MA PhD Head, Department of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University Prof Dean is an experienced physiotherapy researcher and educator with over 25 years’ experience. In 2011 she joined Macquarie University as the inaugural Director of the Physiotherapy Program and Head of Department of Health Professions. Her research interests are developing and testing rehabilitation strategies, including remotely delivered self-management programs, translating evidence into practice and education. She has over 70 publications and over $5.5 million in grants for research and education. Professor Dean has a wealth of experience in curriculum development and learning and teaching innovation. At Macquarie she developed and implemented NSW's first Doctor of Physiotherapy Program. The 3year program includes advanced physiotherapy skills, business management, leadership, policy and advocacy, and has a focus on digital health and technology. Professor Dean has won numerous teaching awards including the 2011 University of Sydney’s Faculty's and Vice Chancellor’s Teaching awards and the 2015 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Teaching Excellence award Most (Notable) Recent presentations: Dean CM, Duncan PW (2016) Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Transformative Practice and Population Management: An Example from Macquarie University, Physical Therapy 96:3 272-274