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Course Coordinator & Lecturer, Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University

I am a Lecturer and Course Coordinator in the undergraduate physiotherapy program at ACU, North Sydney.

I am also a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with extensive experience treating elite athletes. I have worked and travelled internationally with multiple sports.

I am currently completing a PhD in Medicine and Public Health at The University of Newcastle, Australia. My PhD focus is in the identification of concussion in the National Rugby League Women's Premiership. I have a research interest in injury risk reduction and management of concussion, particularly in female contact and collision sports.


  • 2019–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle
  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Australian Catholic University


  • 2022 
    Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • 2016 
    Australian Catholic University, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2006 
    University of Sydney, Master of Health Sciences (Manip. & Sports Physiotherapy)
  • 2002 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) (Hons)


  • 2023
    Spiegelhalter, M., Scantlebury, S., Heyward, O., Hendricks, S., Cummins, C., Gardner, A.J., Halkier, M., McLeod, S., Phillips, G., Owen, C. and Jones, B., 2023. The propensity of non-concussive and concussive head contacts during elite-level women's rugby league matches: A prospective analysis of over 14,000 tackle events. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 26(3), pp.195-201.,
  • 2023
    McLeod, S., Tucker, R., Edwards, S., Jones, B., West,S.W., Spiegelhalter, M., Page, G., Iverson, G.L. & Gardner, AJ. 2023. A Case-Control Study of Tackle Based Head Impact Event (HIE) Risk Factors from the first three-seasons of the National Rugby League Women’s Competition. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. doi:10.3389/fspor.2023.1080356,
  • 2021
    Reid, S. A., Farbenblum, J., & McLeod, S. Do physical interventions improve outcomes following concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis? British journal of sports medicine,

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
  • Sports Medicine Australia Member