Ms Kristen Lo

Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

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Kristin is one of the Unit coordinators of the clinical units in year 4 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Program. She also teaches into the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) in year 1.

Kristin's research interest is in supporting health professional students in the transition from university to clinical practice.

Kristin's has worked in Aged care (rehabilitation and acute), General Medicine and Emergency Departments.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HEP tutor: Year 1
  • Tutor year 3 Emergency Department content
  • Lecturer: Year 4
  • Co-Unit co-ordinator PTY 4171, 4172, 4281, 4282

Research Interests

Research interests include supporting health professional students in the transition from university to clinical practice and supporting clinical educators in student supervision.


  • Recipient of the Vice Chancellor's 2014 Social Inclusion Award
  • Recipient of the School of Primary Health Care 2013 Teaching Award for Innovation


See online research profile

Articles in Peer reviewed journals

Maloney S, Tai J, Lo K, Molloy E and Ilic D (2012) Honesty in critically reflective essays: an analysis of student practice. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Morgan P and Lo K (2012) Enhancing positive attitudes towards disability - Evaluation of an integrated physiotherapy program. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Conference papers

2012 Successful submission of abstract to 5th International Clinical Skills Conference in Prato Italy 2013. Lo K, Keating J, Maloney S, Francis-Cracknell A. Supporting student mental health in transition to clinical practice.

Lo K, Francis-Cracknell A, Maloney S, Morgan P and Keating J 2011 Supporting students' fitness to practice in the transition to clinical practice. Australian Physiotherapy Association Biennial conference, Brisbane, October 27-30.

Francis-Cracknell A and Lo K 2011 Building Resilience: Enhancing Health and Wellbeing of Physiotherapy Students for Success within the Clinical Environment and Educating Our Educators: A Model of Partnership in Physiotherapy Clinical Education. Inaugural Victorian Clinical Placements Summit, Melbourne, 26th May.

Morgan P, Lo K 2011 Enhancing positive attitudes towards neurological disability - Evaluation of an integrated physiotherapy program. APA Conference Week 2011  National Neurology Group, October 27-30, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australia.

Current projects

2012 Australian Physiotherapy Association Pat Cosh Trust funded project (in consultation with The University of Melbourne): Promoting resilience and confidence in physiotherapy students in the clinical education environment; an action research project.

2012 Health Workforce Australia funded project regarding electronic version standardised physiotherapy marking tool (APP).

Educational resources, products and DVDs

DVD and written resources regarding skills for physiotherapists working in an Emergency Department

Fitness to practise online education package for students and staff of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences