Emeritus Professor Jenny Keating

Director of Allied Health

Course Convenor, Honours Degree of the Bacheor of Physiotherapy

PhD, GradDip(Manipulative Physiotherapy), BAppSc(Physio)

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Professor Jenny Keating is a physiotherapist. She was the inaugural Head of the Department of Physiotherapy from 2005 – 2011, and recently appointed Director of Allied Health in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences. As Head of Department she was Course Convener of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) and Course Convenor of BPT (Honours) program. Professor Keating continues as the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours Course Convenor and teaches research skills to students in the BPT in all four years of the program.

Associate Dean Allied Health Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

2005 -2011 Foundation Chair and Head of Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University

Inaugural President Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand

Australian Physiotherapy Association Achievement Award  (2009)

Research Areas

  • Low back pain
  • Instrument development
  • Research methods
  • Health professional education

Research and Publications

See online research profile

Student Awards

2013  Dalton M School of Primary Health Care, Monash University 2013 Best Publication by an Early Career Researcher award for Megan Dalton, Megan Davidson and Jenny Keating (2011). The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) is a valid measure of professional competence of physiotherapy students: a cross-sectional study with Rasch analysis, Journal of Physiotherapy, 57(4) 239-246

2012 Jefferson, H Presentation and poster sections award of the Peninsula Health research competition for honours project 'The accuracy of the pedometer when worn at the knee compared to the hip, measuring step counts for inpatients of a geriatric evaluation and management unit'.

2010 Nash  C Sir John Monash Award

The Sir John Monash Medal for Outstanding Achievement is awarded to final year undergraduate students with excellent academic records who have also achieved excellence in another arena (e.g. sports, community service, performance etc).

2010 Fitzsimmons J Physiotherapy Research Foundation award for the top honours student in the Honours degree of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University 2010 Nash C Faculty prize for top honours thesis in Honours degree of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University

2010 Nash C Piterman Prize awarded for best publication during undergraduate enrolment in Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Monash University, awarded to 4th year student, based on highest grade for thesis from which the paper was derived

2009 Hodgson C Australian Physiotherapy Conference CRPA - Clinician Award for Best Oral Presentation for “A randomised controlled trial of staircase recruitment manoeuvres, high PEEP and low airway pressure (PHARLAP)”. Hodgson CL1,2, Nichol A1,2, Tuxen DV1,2,  Holland AE1,3, Keating J2, Pilcher D1, , Westbrook A2, Bailey M1,2, Hilton A1, Davies A1, Cooper DJ1,2

2008 Watson, N PHCRED Fellowship

2008 Pretorius A, The Piterman Prize for best undergraduate publication in peer reviewed journal

2008 Pretorius A, Highest achieving student in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

2007 Carol Hodgson NH&MRC doctoral stipend

2007 Slade, S NH&MRC doctoral stipend

2004 de Morton, Natalie NH&MRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship A randomized controlled trial of the effects of early mobilization on medical in patient health and health care utilization Jan 1 2004 – Dec 31 2005

2006 Kent, Peter NH&MRC 4 year` part time (.7) clinical research fellowship. The most outstanding thesis, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, 2006

2000 Andrew Hahne received the following awards:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association, Victorian Branch Honours Research Prize 2000
  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation Research Prize (for highest marks in Honours thesis
  • subject PT4HONS)
  • Margaret and Alan Hamer Research Prize, Head of School award to the best research
  • project during undergraduate studies
  • D.M.Myers University Medal , for the outstanding undergraduate student in the Faculty

2000 Ross Duke received the Graduate Research Prize (Graduate Diploma/Masters by Coursework), most outstanding minor thesis in the Faculty of Health Sciences