Ms Sophie Paynter

Senior Lecturer

BSc, BPhysio(Hons), Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4813
Fax: +61 3 9904 4812


Sophie is enthusiastic educator who blends her passion for quality education with clinical experience in musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic and women’s health physiotherapy. Sophie contributes to units throughout year 1-3 of the Monash physiotherapy program including coordinating the applied anatomy theme and Year 1 students. She also holds educational leadership roles within the department and contributes to educational committees at the School and Faculty levels. She has contributed to educational research projects investigating clinical skill development and efficiency of teaching methods. Sophie is currently completing a PhD.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Year 1 Coordinator
  • Coordinator Applied Anatomy Subtheme Lecturer
  • CBL and practical facilitator in year 1 and 3 of the BPT(Hons)

Research Interests

  • Evaluating clinical skill teaching methods in
  • undergraduate physiotherapy
  • Clinically relevant assessment
  • Professional development of undergraduate
  • physiotherapy students


See online research profile

Selected publications

Osadnik, C. R., Paynter, S.L., Maloney, S. R. Re: Admission interview scores are associated with clinical performance in an undergraduate physiotherapy course: an observational study. Physiotherapy. 2015 Mar 25. pii: S0031- 9406(15)02722-4. doi: 10.1016/

Maloney, S.R.,  Tai, J. H-M., Paynter, S.L., Lo, K., Ilic, D. 2013. Self-Directed Online Learning Modules: Students’ Behaviours and Experiences. Pharmacy 2013, 1,8-15; doi:10.3390/pharmacy1010008

Maloney, S. R., Paynter, S.L., Storr, M., Morgan, P. 2013. Implementing student self- video of performance. The Clinical Teacher, 10: 323–327. doi: 10.1111/tct.12027

Maloney, S. R., Storr, M. Paynter, S. L., Morgan, P., Ilic, D. 2013. Investigating the efficacy of practical skill teaching: a pilot- study comparing three educational methods. Advances in Health Sciences Education 18(1): 71-80 doi:10.1007/s10459-012-9355-2

Conference Proceedings

Maloney, S.R., Paynter, S.L., Storr, B., Ilic, D., Morgan, P.E., 2012, Health professional students as resource producers - methods for transitioning to a web-based education, Medicine 2.0, 15 September 2012 to 16 September 2012, JMIR Publications Inc, Canada, pp. 218-220.