Dedicated UQ physio professor honoured

With a prolific career dedicated to helping people rehabilitate spanning more than 45 years, University of Queensland Emeritus Professor Gwendolen Jull was among the 2016 Australia Day Honours recipients.

UQ Physiotherapy School
Emeritus Professor Gwendolen Jull (Photo credit: UQ)

Professor Jull from the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and from the RECOVER Injury Research Centre was recognised for her distinguished service to medical education in the field of physiotherapy as an academic, researcher and administrator and to professional associations.

On receiving an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), Professor Jull said she was thrilled to receive such a significant award.

“What I have loved about my career in physiotherapy is working to help people rehabilitate to achieve optimal quality of life following injury or disease,” Professor Jull said.

“I have been lucky to work across many areas including clinical practice and in research particularly in the field of neck pain.

“I have also been privileged to teach physiotherapy students and practitioner’s research informed management methods at UQ, nationally and internationally.”

With an astounding list of accolades to her name in research and teaching and in recognition for her contributions to both national and international physiotherapy organisations, it is seeing the achievements of students Professor Jull has worked with that shine as her career highlights.

“I have taught very talented students over the 36 years I have worked at UQ, many of whom are now leaders in their own right within Australia and internationally and this gives me great pleasure to see their success.”

Master of Physiotherapy Studies at UQ Physiotherapy School

The UQ Physiotherapy School offers a graduate-entry two-year Master of Physiotherapy Studies designed for those students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to gain qualifications to register as a physiotherapist.

The objectives of the program are
  • to provide students with the theoretical knowledge, skills and clinical competencies required of an entry-level graduate in physiotherapy; and
  • to develop abilities to extend knowledge in physiotherapy practice and organizational management, and to provide skills in research for physiotherapy.
Program: Master of Physiotherapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: November 2016
Program duration: 2 years
Application deadline: May 30, 2016

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