Melanie Farlie (Australia)
Education officer

Dr Melanie Farlie is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, and Education Research Fellow in the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her clinical background includes work in public and private practice, and across the continuum of care from acute hospital to residential aged care. Melanie’s clinical experience is primarily in orthopaedic and movement disorders rehabilitation, and she has also held physiotherapy & allied health workforce education leadership roles in large health services.


Melanie completed her PhD in 2017 on the topic of developing a scale to rate the intensity of balance exercise training in older adults, and continues to work on a range of projects related to balance exercise prescription, and health professions education. Melanie is passionate about including older adults in clinical and health professions education research as key stakeholders and building capabilities to support evidence informed practice across the physiotherapy profession.  Melanie currently teaches research methods to final year physiotherapy students. This education program supports physiotherapy students and clinicians to partner in the completion of 35-45 projects annually that help develop skills in evidence-based practice and research capability.

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