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.
PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle
Lecturer, Australian Catholic University
Higher Education Academy, Fellow
Australian Catholic University, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
University of Sydney, Master of Health Sciences (Manip. & Sports Physiotherapy)
University of Sydney, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) (Hons)
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.,
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,
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,
Australian Physiotherapy Association Member
Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists