We welcome Associate Professor Cathy Said back on the show this time to speak about her own research, clinical experience and career journey to expert researcher in falls and mobility in neurological and aged populations. Cathy is the Associate Professor of Physiotherapy in a joint partnership between Western Health and the University of Melbourne. She shares her tips on getting into research as a clinician, accessing funding and using technology in research and clinical practice. As always, we find out a little about the person behind the professional success and how she makes it all happen.

1.46 - Intro

2.20 - Cathy's current role

3.35 - Career pathway and developing interest in research

5.35 - Part time vs FT PhD


9.26 - Transition to community walking post stroke

12.04 - Refining PhD question with supervisors

14.06 - Walking is not enough - impairments from the PhD

Improving falls risk & PA in Neuro & Aged populations

18.45 - Tech innovations

21.40 - Biofeedback for foot clearance in stroke

23.00 - Can it be used in clinical practice?

26.59 - Challenges of gait retaining & rehab fitting it all in

28.38 - Translating falls evidence to practice in the current model of care

Clinical Research

29.49 - Research grants tips

34.06 - NHMRC health professionals training fellowship

Career progression

35.34 - Balancing with life with career progression

37.52 - A/prof of physio roles

42.20 - Researcher mum life

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