Physio+10

A/Prof Shaun O'Leary Researcher | Educator | Clinician

February 18, 2022 Season 3 Episode 28
Physio+10
A/Prof Shaun O'Leary Researcher | Educator | Clinician
Show Notes

Physio+10 focuses on the journeys of trailblazing Physiotherapists and today's conversation is with Associate Professor Shaun O'Leary. Failing year 12 isn't exactly the ideal start to a planned career in Physiotherapy, but as the youngest in a family of sugarcane growers that is how Shaun's journey did start. Oh, did I mention that he also had to get over a boyhood romance of being a pro golfer!

In this conversation with Shaun we also learn;

  • how his learning strategies had to change midway through his physio training to reflect a maturing in the nature of the content being learned
  • about his gypsy years in Europe and Australia post-graduation
  • that he has a passion for lifelong learning
  • about his ongoing professional commitment to the Australian College of Physiotherapists and the Specialisation pathway

Biography
Dr Shaun O’Leary is a Senior Fellow in Physiotherapy between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland (UQ), and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Physiotherapy Department and Neurosurgical/Orthopaedic Screening Clinics. He is also a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Dr O’Leary’s combined academic and clinical track record underpins his conjoint UQ/RBWH appointment. His service to health is broad, spanning the supervision of clinical research (clinician-initiated, research higher degree, honours, coursework masters), clinical education and mentoring across all levels of the physiotherapy profession (undergraduate, postgraduate, professional development, and specialisation), with a particular interest and role in developing clinician-scientist career pathways in Australian public health. Dr O’Leary also serves as a councillor and senior examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists, and is the Chair of the college's Fellowships Program Standing Committee.

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