Upcoming Physiotherapy presentation: Professor Jennie Scarvell

"The effects of knee injury, osteoarthritis and healthy ageing on knee motion – a view from inside the knee.”


Professor Jennie Scarvell
Head, School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health,
University of Canberra

Jennie was a clinical physiotherapist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rheumatology for 15 years, and then the driving questions about the genesis of knee osteoarthritis and a great opportunity led her to commence her PhD. Combining clinical, research and teaching careers has led to interesting insights in osteoarthritis and orthopaedic surgery.

Jennie is now Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of School of Health Sciences. She is still a visiting research fellow at the Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit at Canberra Hospital where clinical trials include prevention of fractures and osteoporosis, knee motion in injury and in total joint replacement and is a member of the Health Research Institute at University of Canberra.

Jennie’s PhD was entitled “Knee kinematics and degenerative change in ligament injured knees” and was supervised by Profs Kathy Refshauge and Paul Smith. Since then, Jennie has supervised 14 HDR students, published 75 papers, and has a Scopus H index of 14.

Date: Monday 19th June 2017 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: The University of Melbourne
Room 205, Level 2, Theatre 3 FBE Building
111 Barry Street, Carlton 3053