Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall
Chair of Allied Health & Midwifery
Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall has been a registered psychologist since 1997 and has combined clinical practice with an academic career. Much of her work has involved inter-professional collaboration and establishment of innovative approaches to healthcare, particularly in regional and rural areas. Her teaching and research interests lie broadly in human response to trauma, the nexus between psychology and criminal or civil law and psychological assessment.
Dr Gayle McLelland
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Midwifery
Gayle is an associate professor of Midwifery. Gayle’s PhD in 2016 used population-based data to investigate the clinical profile of childbearing women attended by Victorian paramedics. Gayle’s research interests are midwifery education; technology and simulation in education; interprofessional education; emergency maternity care; safety in maternity care, and midwifery practice.
Associate Professor Bernice Mathisen
Course Coordinator, Speech Pathology
Associate Professor Bernice Mathisen is Discipline Lead and Course Coordinator in Speech Pathology at Southern Cross University. From 2011-18, Bernice was Discipline Lead in Speech Pathology, La Trobe Rural Health School (LRHS). Formerly at The University of Newcastle and Director of the Interdisciplinary Dysphagia Clinic (IDC) from 2001-6, Bernice has 47 years experience in Australia and in the UK, with a broad spectrum of research, teaching, clinical service and senior administrative roles.
Dr Paul Butterworth
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Podiatry and Bachelor of Pedorthics
Dr Butterworth completed his Bachelor of Podiatry in 1997 and Master of Podiatry in 2008. In 2012 he developed the Bachelor of Podiatry and Bachelor of Pedorthics programs at Southern Cross. Following AHPRA accreditation, he developed the first double degree in Podiatry and Pedorthics in Australia. In 2015, he was awarded a fellowship with the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In 2016 he completed his PhD & Grad Cert in Academic Practice.
Ms Bimbi Gray
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine
Bimbi Gray is the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and Masters of Osteopathic Medicine. As a Lecturer Practitioner, Bimbi’s primary focus is to support safe and professional student placement and facilitate evidence-informed clinical education in osteopathy. Bimbi is a registered osteopath and has clinical interest in interdisciplinary care, with a particular focus on chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Dr Alex Barwick
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Health & Human Sciences (Honours)
Dr Alex Barwick is a registered podiatrist with experience in private and public practice. Teaching focus on research skills for health workers, foot wound prevention and management and interprofessional practice. Research focus is on the at-risk foot and prevention of non-traumatic amputations.
Ms Catherine Andrew
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Catherine is an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. She is a Senior Lecturer, teaching into the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program. She is currently completing her PhD. Topic: What are the experiences of people who present with symptoms of, or a diagnosis of dementia whilst in paid work? Her research interests are consumer involvement as research collaborators, workplace injury prevention, and sustainable employment perspectives for healthy ageing.