Kristin Lo


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Dr Kristin Lo works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer.

Kristin is one of the two Unit coordinators for all of the clinical units in year 4 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Program. She also teaches into the Year 3 and 4 programs and Health Enhancement Program (HEP) in year 1.

Kristin's research interest is in supporting health professional students' Fitness to Practise in the transition from university to clinical practice. Fitness to practise = freedom from impairment (mental / physical health), clinical competence, professionalism, communication and recognition of limits (Parker 2000, 2006, Lo 2017).

Kristin's clinical experience includes Geriatric (rehabilitation and acute), Palliative care, Mental Health, General Medicine and Emergency Department physiotherapy.

Research interests

Health professional student support

Fitness to practise

Mental health

Clinical education

Supporting clinical educators

Monash teaching commitment

Unit Coordinator PTY4171, PTY4172, PTY4281, PTY4282

Health Enhancement Program Coordinator

Teaches into Year 1, 3 and Year 4 of the Monash University Bachelor of Physiotherapy Program

Research area keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Education
  • Fitness To Practise

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Research Output

Teaching Palliative Care to Health Professional Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Donne, J., Odrowaz, T., Pike, S., Youl, B. & Lo, K., Nov 2019, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 36, 11, p. 1026-1041 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

An online fitness to practise specific module alters physiotherapy students’ health knowledge, perceptions and intentions

Lo, K., Cracknell, A. F., Hopmans, R. & Maloney, S., Jul 2018, In : New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 46, 2, p. 79-86 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Group interventions to promote mental health in health professional education: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Lo, K., Waterland, J., Todd, P., Gupta, T., Bearman, M., Hassed, C. & Keating, J. L., May 2018, In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 23, 2, p. 413-447 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Interventions to Promote Mental Health Literacy in University Students and Their Clinical Educators. A Systematic Review of Randomised Control Trials

Lo, K., Gupta, T. & Keating, J. L., Sep 2018, In : Health Professions Education. 4, 3, p. 161-175 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Physiotherapy clinical educators’ perspectives on a fitness to practice initiative

Lo, K., Curtis, H., Francis-Cracknell, A., Maloney, S., Nickson, W., Bearman, M. & Keating, J. L., 2018, In : Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 34, 1, p. 41-53 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


  • 1 Committees and working groups

Member - FCHS 11x2 Unit Development - Fatima College of Health Sciences

Kristin Lo (Member)
1 Nov 201131 Jan 2012

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