Ms Narelle Dalwood

Neurology Lecturer, Physiotherapy

BAppSc (Physiotherapy) Graduate Diploma in Neurosciences

+61 3 9904 4137

+61 3 9904 4812



Narelle is an experienced neurological physiotherapist and lecturer and has combined her educator and clinician roles since 1998. She continues to combine her lecturing role with clinical work at Monash Health and has been involved in developing the physiotherapy curriculum for the Fatima College of Health Sciences.

Narelle has a strong interest in preparing all students for their neurological clinical placements and is currently investigating the use of peer-peer simulation to enhance students’ clinical skills.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Lecturer in Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Lecturer, CBL tutor and practical tutor in second and third year programs

Research Interests:

  • Use of peer-peer simulation in undergraduate teaching
  • Evaluating clinical skill teaching methods in undergraduate physiotherapy


  • APA titled Neurological physiotherapist
  • Monash Health ICARE award 2015 (Respect)


Dalwood N, Morris M. E & Stillman B (2005). Relationships Between Cognitive Impairment and Physical Function in Acute Stroke Patients without Communication Deficits. Physiotherapy Singapore 8(2), 13

Galea M. P, Castiello U, Dalwood N (2001)
Thumb invariance during prehension movement: effects of object orientation Neuroreport 12; 10 pp 2185-2187

Community Associations:

  • Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • National Neurology Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • National Educator’s Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association