Dr Sze-Ee Soh

PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy) First Class Honours

Telephone:
+61 3 9904 4122

Facsimile:
+61 3 9904 4812

Email:
sze-ee.soh@monash.edu

Research profile

Appointment

Lecturer

Profile

Sze-Ee is an experienced physiotherapist with an extensive clinical background in delivering physiotherapy services for older adults. She completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) in 2001 from Curtin University of Technology and was awarded a PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2011. Her doctoral research contributed new knowledge towards understanding how people with a chronic progressive disease perceived their life quality. She is currently overseeing the curriculum delivery of senior students in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) program, and was involved in developing the physiotherapy curriculum for the Fatima College of Health Sciences in the United Arab Emirates.

She has a keen interest in biostatistics and complex statistical analyses such as Rasch analysis and structural equation modelling. Her main areas of research include Parkinson’s disease, quality of life, safety climate, patient safety outcomes and the psychometric properties of outcome measures.

Teaching Responsibilities

Unit Coordinator: PTY4171, 4172, 4281, 4282

Lecturer: Year 3 and 4

Research Interests

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Quality of life
  • Outcome measures
  • Psychometric properties of outcome measures
  • Safety culture and climate
  • Patient safety outcomes

Publications

Morgan P, Soh S-E, McGinley JL. Health-related quality of life of ambulant adults with cerebral palsy and its association with falls and mobility decline: a preliminary cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2014; 12:132.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Huxham F, Morris ME. Determinants of health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders. 2013; 28:S427.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Huxham F, Morris ME. Determinants of health-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease: a path analysis. Quality of Life Research, 2013; 22(7): 1543-53.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Iansek R, Morris ME. Rural living and health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Rural and Remote Health, 2012; 12:2158.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts J, Iansek R, Morris ME. Health-related quality of life of Australians with Parkinson’s disease: a comparison with international studies. Physiotherapy Canada, 2012; 64(4):347-355.

Morris ME, Martin C, McGinley JL, Huxham FE, Menz HB, Taylor NF, Danoudis M, Watts JJ, Soh S-E, Evans A, Horne M, Kempster P. Protocol for a home-based physiotherapy program to reduce falls and improve mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease. BMC Neurology, 2012; 12:12-54.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Morris ME. Measuring quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: selection of an appropriate health-related quality of life instrument. Physiotherapy, 2011; 97:83-89.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Morris ME. Determinants of health-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2011; 17:1-9.

Morris ME, Menz HB, McGinley JL, Huxham FE, Murphy AT, Iansek R, Danoudis M, Soh S-E, Kelly D, Watts JJ. Preventing falls and improving mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease: protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial. BMC Neurology, 2011; 11:93.

Tan D, Soh S-E, Danoudis M, McGinley J, Menz H, Iansek R, Morris ME. Relationships between gait hypokinesia and disability in community dwelling adults with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 2010; 25:S704-S705.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Morris ME. Health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 2009; 24:S376.

Conference presentation
Soh S-E, Stepan N, Curtis H, Holland AE. (2015) Feasibility and uptake of gait aid labels and mobility cards to communicate mobility status in hospital inpatients: a case study. Poster Presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Menz HB, Murphy AT, Iansek R, Huxham F, Morris ME. (2013) Predictors of health-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease. Podium Presentation at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapy Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Iansek R, Morris ME. (2013) Determinants of health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Sydney, Australia.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Morris ME. (2012) Predictors of health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation at the 7th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, Melbourne, Australia.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Morris ME. (2011) Health-related quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease living in rural Victoria. Podium Presentation at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapy Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Tan D, Soh S-E, Danoudis M, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Menz HB, Huxham F, Morris ME. (2010) Relationships between gait hypokinesia and disability in community dwelling adults with Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation at the 2nd World Parkinson Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Menz HB, Morris ME. (2009) Health-related quality of life in Australians with Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation at the Movement Disorder Society 13th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Paris, France.

Danoudis M, Soh S-E, McGinley JL, Huxham F, Menz HB, Watts JJ, Iansek R, Morris ME. (2009) Relationship between gait and health-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease. Poster Presentation at the International Society for Posture and Gait Research 19th International Conference, Bologna, Italy.

Morris ME, McGinley JL, Huxham F, Menz HB, Iansek R, Murphy AT, Watts JJ, Danoudis M, Soh S-E, Kelly D. (2008) Falls prevention in Parkinson’s disease: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Poster Presentation at the 3rd Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Community Associations

  • Reviewer for Gait and Posture
  • Physiotherapy Canada
  • Physical Therapy, Rural and Remote Health
  • Australian Journal of Ageing
  • Physical Therapy, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Biomedical Research International
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) – Member

Gerontology Physiotherapy Australia Victorian Chapter – National Representative (2012-2014)

Awards

  • SPHC Education Committee Teaching Excellence Award (International) (2016)
  • Alfred Physiotherapy Research Fellowship (2011)
  • M.A. Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund (2009)
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (2009)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2008-2011)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Research Scholarship (2008-2011)