Researcher biography

Dr Setchell currently holds conjoint Research Fellow positions in physiotherapy at the Universities of Queensland and Toronto. Her research interests include post-structuralist critical perspectives on healthcare broadly, and physiotherapy specifically. Dr Setchell has been published in both national and international physiotherapy and psychology journals and has presented extensively on her work. Her PhD was in psychology focussed on weight stigma in physiotherapy. She is experienced in a range of qualitative and post-qualitative research methodologies. Dr Setchell also has 20 years of diverse clinical physiotherapy experience in Australia and internationally primarily in the musculoskeletal and sports sub-disciplines. She is a founding member, and co-chairs the executive committee of the international Critical Physiotherapy Network. She is also a member of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology. Dr Setchell has held a number of grants and awards and was the recipient of the Margaret Mittelheuser Fellowship in 2015. She has also been an acrobat and a human rights worker.