Dr Roma Forbes- Primary Advisor

Dr Allison Mandrusiak- Associate Advisor

Professor Trevor Russell - Associate Advisor

PhD Topic

Romany’s PhD investigates the experiences of new-graduate physiotherapists when providing care for rural and remote Australians. One of the aims of the thesis is to explore how best to prepare new-graduates for rural practice, and considers telehealth as one method of service delivery.

Researcher biography

Journal Articles

Martin, Romany, Mandrusiak, Allison, Lu, Andric, and Forbes, Roma. (2020). New-Graduate Physiotherapists’ Perceptions of Rural Practice. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 28 (5) 12669, 443-452. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12669

Forbes, Roma, Lao, Andrew, Wilesmith, Sarah, Martin, Romany (2020). A qualitative exploration of workplace mentoring preferences of new-graduate physical therapists. Physiotherapy Research International, e1872. doi: 10.1002/pri.1872

Forbes, Roma, Martin, Romany (2020). Project-based learning for physiotherapy clinical education quality and capacity. Open Physio Journal. DOI: 10.14426/art/1310

Martin, Romany, Mandrusiak, Allison, Lu, Andric, and Forbes, Roma. (2021). Mentorship and workplace support needs of new-graduate physiotherapists in rural and remote settings: a qualitative study. Focus on Health Professional Education, 22(1), https://doi.org/10.11157/fohpe.v22i1.426.

Forbes, R., Martin, R., Patterson, F., Hill, A., Hoyle, M., Penman, A., Leung, L., Smith, S. & Mandrusiak, A. (2021). Exploring allied health professional student and academic teacher experience of teaching and learning clinical skills online in response to COVID-19. Australian Journal of Clinical Education, 9(1).

Martin, Romany, Mandrusiak, Allison, Russell, Trevor, and Forbes, Roma (2021). New-graduate physiotherapists’ training needs and readiness for telehealth. Physiotherapy: Theory and Practice. Accepted - In press.

Martin, Romany, Mandrusiak, Allison, Lu, Andric, and Forbes, Roma. (2020). Unique competencies for rural and remote physiotherapy practice: a Delphi approach. Rural and Remote Health. Under review.

Strudwick, Kirsten, Martin, Romany, Coombes, Fiona, Bell, Anthony, Martin-Khan, Melinda, and Russell, Trevor. (2020). Physiotherapists in the ED: The effect on the quality of musculoskeletal care provided by the whole department. Emergency Medicine Australasia. Under Review.

Martin, Romany, Mahendran, Niru, Mandrusiak, Allison, and Forbes, Roma. (2021). An experiential approach for telehealth readiness. The Clinical Teacher. Under review.