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Qualifications: BPhysio, PGCPhysio, GCHPE, PhD |Titled APA Research Physiotherapist, FHEA, AFANZAHPE

Dr. Farlie is a clinician researcher with a combined 23 years of experience in clinical practice, clinical leadership, and academia. She has worked in private and public health, community, sub-acute and acute hospital settings - predominantly in orthogeriatric rehabilitation. Dr. Farlie engages her broad expertise to support her educational leadership and program of research.

Dr. Farlie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy, Senior Lecturer & Research Felllow in the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Professions Education, Education Lead for the Monash Musculoskeletal Research Unit in the School of Primary and Allied Health Care and Faculty in the School of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Farlie is also part of the teaching team for the APA Level 1 & 2 Gerontology Courses and co-convenes the Introduction to Clinical Research for Healthcare Professionals short course at Monash University. In prior roles Dr. Farlie has led clinical physiotherapy and allied health educator teams, including as Geriatric Clinical Lead for a department of 150+ physiotherapists and Education Lead for 1400+ allied health staff at Victoria’s largest healthcare service.  

Balance exercise prescription was the topic of her PhD, and Dr Farlie has led the development and validation of the world’s first objective measure of balance exercise intensity: the Balance Intensity Scale. Dr. Farlie is regularly engaged to deliver her innovative interactive virtual scale traning session to health professionals nationally and internationally. The scale website has had >4,000 visitors, >2,200 downloads with a ~25% return visitor rate since the site launch in June 2020.  Dr. Farlie’s broader research interests include: application of qualitative research methods in clinical research, health care professions education, evidence-informed practice, allied health workforce models and models of care, professional identity development and uncertainty tolerance. 

Dr. Farlie currently serves as a committee member and EMCR co-lead for the ANZ Falls Prevention Society, Education Officer on the Board of the International Association of Physiotherapists working with Older People (IPTOP), Associate Editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JoPTE) and was a Clinician Researcher Member of the Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee 2019-2023. She has previously held honorary leadership roles in the Australian Physiotherapy Association: Victorian Chair, National Chair and National Advisory Council representative for Gerontology Physiotherapy Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research area keywords

  • Balance Exercise
  • Scale Development and Validation
  • Health professions education
  • Rasch analysis
  • Allied Health Workforce
  • Uncertainty tolerance
  • Evidence informed practice
  • Physiotherapy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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