Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Genevieve is a Lecturer (part time) in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and a casual lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Genevieve completed her PhD in the area of assessment of physical activity in preschool-age children, graduating in 2011. As well as being an academic, Genevieve works part time as a paediatric physiotherapist and she has extensive clinical experience in public and private sector settings. She has a passionate interest in the area of physical activity and especially in how we can promote health and well-being for all children, including those with disability, through engagement in physical activity.

Experience

  • 1996–present
    Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • 2001–present
    Casual lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Newcastle
  • 1993–present
    Private paediatric physiotherapy, Genevieve Mary Dwyer Physiotherapy, Rathmines NSW 2283
  • 1993–2003
    Private Practice Consultant Paediatric Physiotherapist, Warners Bay Private Hospital, Linguard Private Hospital and Christo Road Private Hospital group
  • 1993–1996
    Part-time Grade 2 Paediatric Physiotherapist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle NSW
  • 1991–1993
    Full-time Grade 3 Paediatric Physiotherapist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle NSW
  • 1990–1991
    Full-time Paediatric Physiotherapist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Newcastle NSW
  • 1989–1990
    Locum Paediatric Physiotherapist, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown NSW
  • 1982–1988
    Paediatric Physiotherapist, Adelaide Children's Hospital, SA
  • 1980–1981
    Rotating Physiotherapist, Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals, NSW

Education

  • 2011 
    Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1999 
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Master of Applied Science in Physiotherapy
  • 1998 
    University of New England, Graduate Certificate in Adult Education and Training
  • 1989 
    Curtin University of Technology (WA), Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Paediatrics/Hydrotherapy)
  • 1980 
    Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now amalgamated with The University of Sydney), Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy

Publications

  • 2012
    Physical activity guidelines for preschoolers: a call for research to inform public health policy, Medical Journal of Australia 196:174-176.
  • 2011
    Physical activity in young children: systematic review of parental influences., Early Child Development and Care doi10.1080/03004430.2011.619658
  • 2011
    The validity and reliability of a preschool-age physical activity questionnaire (Pre-PAQ), International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 8:86
  • 2009
    Promoting children’s health and wellbeing: broadening the therapy perspective, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 29(1):27-43
  • 2008
    The challenge of understanding and assessing physical activity in preschool-age children..., Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport doi: 10.1026/j.jsams.2008.10.005
  • 2008
    What do parents and preschool staff tell us about young children’s physical activity?..., Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-5-66
  • 2006
    Acquiring professional skills in paediatric physiotherapy through problem-based learning, Professional Education: a Multidisciplinary Journal 7(1): 15-33

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Parenting and parent-child interactions impact on preschool children’s eating, activity and weight.
    Role:
    Associate investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery Project Grant
  • 2009
    “Good for Kids, Good for Life” project conducted in the Hunter-New England area
    Role:
    Consultant for PA Guide manuals
    Funding Source:
    Hunter New England Area Health Service
  • 2008
    Consensus Workshop on Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0-5 years
    Role:
    Participant in consensus workshop
    Funding Source:
    Australian Govt Department of Health and Ageing
  • 2007
    Patterns and predictors of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young children.
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Coles Community Development Fund
  • 2006
    Physical activity in preschool children and its relationship to communities at risk of obesity.
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Telstra Foundation Community Development Fund
  • 2006
    NHMRC Allied Health (Dora Lush) Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    Role:
    PhD student
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 1999
    Re-development of lecture material into online resources for the new unit of study, Paediatrics
    Role:
    Developer
    Funding Source:
    University of Sydney ITL
  • 1999
    Develop new Paediatrics unit of study in PBL format
    Role:
    Fellowship recipient
    Funding Source:
    The Unversity of Sydney ITL

Honours

2010: Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) (NSW Chapter) Award for Contribution to Paediatric Research
2003: Recipient APA National Paediatric Group Chair’s Award for contribution to the APA National Paediatric Group Management Committee