Pamela George
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy; MManipTh(Curtin); Grad Cert in Tertiary Teaching
Lecturer
Email: Pam.George@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0249


Pam completed the first year of a Psychology degree at Aberdeen University in 1992 before opting for a career in Physiotherapy.  After graduating in 1997 from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, she spent the next 5 years in Scotland in clinical practice, working in both the public and private sectors, mainly in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She returned to formal education in 2001, in manual therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.  

In 2002 she graduated from Curtin University with a Masters in Manipulative Therapy and became a Titled member of the APA Musculoskeletal Group. Pam joined the Notre Dame team as a part-time musculoskeletal lecturer in 2005 while continuing to work clinically until 2007 when she became full time.  Between the beginning of 2008 and end of 2009, Pam had the opportunity to work as an Advanced Practitioner in a triage role with the Neurosurgery Department at SCGH.  Pam returned to full time lecturing at The University of Notre Dame in 2010. 

For Semester 1 of 2011, Pam will be on Academic Professional Leave and will spend time with the Physiotherapy staff and students at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland, gaining insight into their Physiotherapy courses and teaching methods. Pam will also be involved in research ventures in both the UK and here in Australia during this time.

Career / Education / Teaching / Current Research / Publications / Memberships & Affiliations

Career


2005 - Present

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

2008 - 2009

SCGH Neurosurgery Triage

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

2003 - 2005

Mercy Physiotherapy

Senior Physiotherapist

2003

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

 

2000 - 2001

The Liz McColgan Centre, Carnoustie, Scotland, UK

Senior Physiotherapist

 

1997-2000

Grampian NHS, Scotland, UK

Physiotherapist

 Education

2008

University of Notre Dame

Completed Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

2002

Curtin University

Completed Masters in Manipulative Therapy

2001

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK

Manual Therapy module

1997

The Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Completed Undergraduate Program

1992  

The University of Aberdeen

Completed 1 year BSc Psychology

Teaching
Current

  • On Academic Professional Development Leave  Semester 1 2011

Previous

  • PHTY111 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
  • PHTY122 Movement Sciences for Physiotherapy
  • PHTY210 Physiotherapy: An Applied Science
  • PHTY211 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Lower Limb).
  • PHTY221 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Upper Limb)
  • PHTY311 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Spinal I (Lumbar Spine)
  • PHTY321 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Spinal II (Cervical Spine)
  • PHTY322 Physiotherapy in Healthcare and Management Systems
  • PHTY452 Complex Cases and Professional Issues

Supervision & Examination

  • Co-supervise and mark Honour’s Research Projects
  • Previously Unit Co-ordinator for PHTY111, PHTY211, PHTY221, PHTY322, PHTY452
  • Previous Year 1 Co-ordinator and Staff representative on the Student-Staff Committee

Publications

Articles

Wand BM, Di Pietro FS, George PJ, O’Connell NE. (2010) Tactile thresholds are preserved yet complex sensory function is impaired over the lumbar spine of chronic non-specific low back pain patients:
a preliminary investigation, Physiotherapy 96; 317–323.

Hands B, Parker H, Coffey A, Clark-Burg K, Das A, Gerrard PJ, Hackett C, Jenkins S, MacNish J, Miller D, Rycroft P, van Staden C, Gilomen K and Flynn B, Interactive Video Analysis to Develop Learning and Assessment of University Students’ Practical and Communication Skills, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, NSW, 2009.

International Conference Papers
 
Wand BM, Di Pietro FS, George PJ, O’Connell NE. (2009).Tactile Thresholds are Preserved yet Cortical Sensory Function is Impaired in Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain Patients. 3rd International Conference in Movement Dysfunction. Edinburgh, 30 Oct – 1Nov.

Memberships and Affiliations

2002 to present    State Registered Physiotherapist, Western Australia

Consultancy

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – Advanced Practitioner (Neurosurgery triage)       2008 – 2009
  • New Graduates APA in-service education ‘Taping Techniques for the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapist’, Nedlands