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Dr

Rachel Toovey

Lecturer In Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy
Paediatrics
Disability
Participation
Inclusion
Physical activity
Cerebral Palsy
Cycling
Motor learning
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Dr

Rachel Toovey

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Physiotherapy
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Dr

Rachel Toovey

 

Dr Rachel Toovey (PhD, MPHTM, BPhysio(Hons)) is a lecturer with the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Her areas of expertise are paediatrics, rehabilitation, disability, motor learning, inclusive participation, health equity and Indigenous health.

Rachel graduated from her PhD through the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in December 2019. Her thesis developed and tested the effectiveness of a novel task-specific approach to training two-wheel bike skills in children with cerebral palsy. Rachel has published in international peer-reviewed journals, has presented at international conferences and has been invited to deliver courses on her work in cerebral palsy and paediatric motor skills. She has skills and experience with conducting systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and qualitative research. Rachel has won several grants and awards including a Physiotherapy Research Foundation Seeding Grant and Best Paper award at the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine conference in 2018. Rachel teaches into the postgraduate level Doctor of Physiotherapy and Master of Rehabilitation Science and has worked as a physiotherapist across metropolitan and remote Australia as well as in Papua New Guinea for over 10 years. She is an elected Victorian Branch Councillor for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a national level para-cycling classifier with Paralympics Australia. Rachel is a committee member for the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and was selected for the Inaugural Victorian Government Joan Kirner Young + Emerging Women's Leaders Program in 2017/18.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Member Of The International Alliance Of The Academies Of Childhood Disability And Committee Member For The Communications Committee

International Alliance of the Academies of Childhood Disability

Member Of The Australasian Academy Of Cerebral Palsy And Developmental Medicine And Committee Member For The International Alliances Portfolio

Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Member Of The Australian Physiotherapy Association (Including National Group) And Elected Victorian Branch Councillor

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Registered Physiotherapist

Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

James Cook University of North Queensland

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Melbourne