PhD, MSc, FCPod(Surg)(UK), DPodM
Allocation of courses below are correct at 1 February 2016, and are subject to change.
Portfolio 3 Course Director – Dr Caroline Robinson
Telephone: (02) 6051 9242, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) – Accredited Exercise & Sports Australia
Diploma of Exercise Studies
Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science Articulated Set
Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science
University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)
Bachelor of Sport Studies/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Honours) Integrated Honours
Master of Speech Pathology
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Integrated Honours
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Integrated Honours
Under Associate Dean (Research):
Bachelor Exercise Science (Honours)
Oversee all integrated honours.
Caroline moved to Australia from the UK in 2005, where she had been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate podiatry students since 1992, at the University of Brighton. She has worked as a lecturer in Podiatry at CSU since July 2005 and has held various leadership roles during this time including Honours coordinator, acting Podiatry Program Leader, acting Course Director and acting Physiotherapy program leader. Her present role is Courses Director for the School of Community Health and the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health.
Positions and Roles
Caroline's areas of teaching interest and expertise include: local anaesthesia and podiatric surgery; pharmacology; podiatric medicine; qualitative data analysis for honours.
Caroline's experience in inter-professional practice (IPP) commenced in 2001, with the development of a workplace learning experience between Podiatry and Pharmacy undergraduate students. In 2006 she replicated this initiative at CSU to facilitate IPP for podiatry and physiotherapy students. Caroline's interest in inter-professional education has led to her involvement in the creation of the Inter-professional Collaboration Alliance (ICA) comprising CSU, Albury-Wodonga Health and Hume Medicare Local. The purpose of the ICA is to facilitate inter-professional education and practice, and to enable the development of networks to support practice. Allied health and nursing practitioners meet with clinical educators, academics and final year undergraduate students, to participate in inter-professional education.
Caroline's interest in the development of undergraduate students as practitioners, has informed the creation of online simulations to engage learners through complex scenarios. This initiative was implemented in 2012 for POD404: Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice. The collaborative development of online simulations to enable the education of critically reflective practitioners, informs Caroline's research activity.
Caroline's doctoral research explored the experience of allied health honours students at CSU and at La Trobe university. Her research interests include: online simulation; collaboration in the development of online learning resources; developing practitioners and practitioner-researchers in allied health; inter-professional practice; Honours; podiatric intervention and outcomes.
FOR codes: 1301; 1399; 1199.
Key terms: online simulation; collaboration in learning and teaching; Honours; practitioner-researchers; Allied Health; inter-professional practice; inter-professional education; podiatric surgery; podiatry.
Current Research Projects
Riverina Shore: a virtual community.
Funding body: u!magine, CSU.
Completed Research Projects
Funding body: School of Community Health, CSU
Current Research Higher Degree Students
PhD: The experience of graduate nurse practitioners.
PhD: Development of an exercise program for cardiovascular health in Aboriginal men.
List of Publications
Reprinted in The Age; Science Alert; New Zealand Herald; Western Magazine; Women's Agenda; The Eye Peninsula Tribune; The Busselton-Dunsborough Mail; The Otago Daily Times.
Quote from Bruce Andrews, CSU Media Officer "'High heels' story in The Conversation subsequently became syndicated around Australia on the Fairfax online network in late February with approximately 119 'hits', and crediting you as author".
Media coverage through: 2 SER in Sydney; 4BC in Brisbane; Prime TV; WIN TV (all events on 27 February); 2CC in Canberra (1 March); ABC Riverland (5 March).
Whilst working in the UK, Caroline was commissioned by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to develop the 'Primary Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery'. This document provided a framework for the development of a national surgical training program, which currently enables podiatrists to gain a Masters qualification in podiatric surgery.
Caroline has been a member of the ANZPAC course accreditation teams for the review of the: Australasian College of Podiatric Surgery Fellowship Program (2013-2014); Doctor of Clinical Podiatry at the University of Western Australia (UWA): 2013-2014; Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia (2016).
Caroline is a member of the Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee, Podiatry Board of Australia. This committee provides specialist input into the ongoing review process relating to the endorsement of podiatrists for the use of scheduled medicines. Policy recommendations inform not only the restructure of the post-registration education pathway, but also the focus and content of the undergraduate podiatry curriculum in relation to pharmacology and prescribing.
Caroline was one of the founding members of the Inter-professional Collaboration Alliance (IPA), comprising representation from the SCH, the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Albury-Wodonga Health and Hume Medicare Local. Professional education events are arranged on a bimonthly basis and responsibility for hosting these events is shared between the three partner organisations. Allied health and nursing practitioners meet with clinical educators, academics and final year undergraduate students, to participate in inter-professional education. Each event provides a platform for professional discussion and peer education related to a contemporary practice issue.