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  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University (1st class honours)- Dux. 1999-2002
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy- Melbourne University – June 2017- 2018.
  • Doctor of Philosophy candidate- Monash University - 2018-current


Clinical experience:

Jodie has practiced extensively in musculoskeletal and sport physiotherapy. She begun her clinical experience in private practice and private hospitals roles.  She then worked internationally as a physiotherapist with an elite sports organisation based in the UK/USA for a number of years working with professional women's tennis for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

Upon her return to Australia she began a lecturing position with Monash Univeristy whilst mainatining clinical and research roles with the WTA. Her research roles focused intially on injury epdiemiology and prevention but have recenlty broadened to encomapss women's health conditions- specially their impact on exercise/physial activity. 

Elite Sports Clincial Experience:

  • Women’s Tennis Association- Primary Health Care Provider/ Research Consultant. (2006-current)
  • Women's Tennis Association - Director of Athlete Care 2007-2009, 2011-2013
  • 50+ International and Premier WTA Events Worldwide including:
  • Australian Open 
  • Wimbledon 
  • French Open
  • US Open 
  • Masters Championships
  • Tennis Australia Physiotherapist PHCP (2004-2006)
  • Australian Softball Team- Youth Olympics 2003

Teaching experience:

  • Unit coordinator for PTY1011/PTY1022 24 credit point unit - commenced 2015 to 2018
  • Chief Examiner 24 credit point unit- 2019 to present
  • Director of Curriculum Physiotherapy Programs -2020 to present

 Research experience and interests:

  • Injury epidemiology and prevention
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Women's Health 
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Health Education
  • Honours student supervision


  • Victorian Physiotherapist Board Registration   
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
  • Sports Medicine Australia Member
  • Continence Foundation Australia Member
  • Interntional Continence Society Member 
  • Physios for Physical Activity Australia Member 


Education/Academic qualification

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 11 Nov 2018

Physiotherapy (honours), Bachelor, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 30 Nov 2002

External positions

Primary Health Care Provider, Women’s Tennis Association

2006 → …

Research area keywords

  • pelvic floor muscle
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Exercise
  • Female Athletes
  • Sport
  • Injury Prevention
  • Elite Sport


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