Course in Clinical Gait Analysis

12th and 13th of November 2020

River Terrace, Fenix Events


02 9524 3087

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Bio Sketches

Bio Sketches

Dr Anna Murphy
Dr Anna Murphy is a Biomechanist and Manager of the Clinical Gait Analysis Service and the Clinical Research Centre for Movement Disorders and Gait at Kingston Centre, Melbourne.  She has worked in biomechanics for over 25 years, specialising in gait analysis for the past 20 years. Following the completion of her PhD in paediatric lower limb amputee gait in 2003, Anna worked at the NHMRC before moving to Melbourne to take up her current role to combine her biomechanics, clinical, research and administration experience in coordinating clinically-driven research. Anna holds an adjunct appointment with Monash University and an honorary appointment with Deakin University.

A/Prof Barry Rawicki
A/Prof Barry Rawicki graduated with his MB, BS from The University of Melbourne in 1978. He was appointed Associate Professor at Monash University in 1999. He is the Medical Director of Australia’s first clinical gait laboratory based at the Kingston Centre, Melbourne, and he is the inaugural Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Monash Medical Centre. His main clinical, research and procedural interests are in chronic neurology, spasticity and pain management.

A/Prof Jennifer McGinley
A/Prof Jenny McGinley is Head of the Physiotherapy Department, University of Melbourne, and the Course Coordinator of the Master of Rehabilitation Science. Her PhD and post-doctoral research has focussed on the quantification and understanding of gait disorders in people with a variety of neurological conditions. She has a particular interest in the clinical interpretation of three-dimensional gait analysis data, and issues relating to data quality.  Jenny was previously the Director of the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Gait Analysis and Gait Rehabilitation in Melbourne, and has clinical physiotherapy expertise in the field of neurological rehabilitation.

A/Prof Gavin Williams
Dr Williams has worked in neurological rehabilitation for 25 years. He currently combines clinical work at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne and clinical research at the University of Melbourne. Since he began working at the Epworth Hospital 20 years ago, he has developed a program to teach advanced gait and running skills to people with neurological injuries.  This program led to his doctoral studies titled ‘The development of a high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT) for people with traumatic brain injury’. Since that time Gavin has been a Post-doctoral Research Fellow focusing on the assessment, classification and treatment of mobility limitations following traumatic brain injury.

Gavin was awarded Fellowship to the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011. He has over 60 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 80 international and national conference presentations. He was also involved in the development of a new classification system for Paralympic athletics which was implemented at the London Paralympics. Gavin currently holds a NHMRC TRIP fellowship at the University of Melbourne.