Jenny Setchell

Invited Speaker, Musculoskeletal

Dr, University of Queensland, QLD

    Dr Jenny Setchell PhD (Psych) BSc (Pty) Grad Cert (Clin Pty) APAM is a Senior Research Fellow in physiotherapy at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include social and cultural perspectives on healthcare broadly, and physiotherapy specifically. In the last 5 years, Dr Setchell has produced over 55 publications and has presented more than 70 times on her work including prestigious international invited presentations. She has been awarded funding in Canada and Australia including her current NHRMC Fellowship. Within this timeframe, she has also received 10+ prizes and awards for her work. Dr Setchell also has 20 years of diverse clinical physiotherapy experience in Australia and internationally across multiple sub-disciplines and contexts.

    Dr Setchell is known for her qualitative and social justice work in physiotherapy and has led, and contributed to, numerous equity initiatives within the profession and beyond. She is director of SocioHealthLab, a research collective dedicated to these factors, and is co-founder of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, an international network across 30+ countries dedicated to rigorously understanding and, where needed, reworking the profession’s assumptions, norms and practices. She co-edited the book ‘Manipulating Practices: A Critical Physiotherapy Reader’. Dr Setchell has also been an acrobat and a human rights worker.