Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Kerstin McPherson

 Kerstin McPherson

BSc, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Masters (Physiotherapy), Grad Cert (University Learning & Teaching), GAICD

Kerstin commenced at Charles Sturt University with the expansion of the Physiotherapy program to the Orange campus in 2010. Kerstin graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney, Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne, Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and learning from Charles Sturt University and has completing a PhD with the University of Canberra.

Kerstin has worked clinically in rural and metropolitan locations in Australia and the UK in public and private sectors primarily in musculoskeletal, women health, orthopaedics and acute care areas of Physiotherapy. She was also a Physiotherapist at the 2000 Olympics and Para-Olympics in Sydney.

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Kerstin has been involved with the development, delivery and evaluation of the Physiotherapy curriculum and has been involved creating innovative teaching content and authentic assessment tasks in the following subjects:


Subject Delivery

  • PHS100: Introduction to Physiotherapy Practice
  • BMS257: Movement Science
  • PHS250: Evolving Physiotherapy Practice
  • PHS300: Integrated Physiotherapy Practice
  • PHS301: Acute Care Physiotherapy
  • PHS402: Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
  • PHS403: Rural and Remote Physiotherapy
  • PHS406: Advanced Physiotherapy Practice

Innovations in Teaching

  • 2014 Science faculty Award for Academic teaching excellence - member of the first year teaching team - Community Health
  • Cross campus assessment and moderation
  • PBL subject development - involving multimedia, authentic assessment and moderation of cross campus practical examinations in PHS100 and 250
  • Rural and Remote Physiotherapy subject development – content and assessment

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Experience and Interests
  • Women's, men's health /Pelvic floor Physiotherapy
  • Curriculum design
  • Developing cultural competence in entry level physiotherapists

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  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)-member
  • APA Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Group
  • APA Australian Council of Physiotherapists- Education Quality Standing committee
  • Previous SARRAH Board member
School of Community Health
  • Senior management committee
  • Courses committee

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View Kerstin's publications in CRO

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