DR Selina Parry

DR Selina Parry

Positions

  • ICU rehabilitation

Overview

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  • Dr Selina Parry is Senior Lecturer and NHMRC Early Career Fellow (2016-2019) within the Department of Physiotherapy. Dr Parry is the Lead of the Cardiorespiratory Teaching Program and Lead for Engagement and Advancement within the Department of Physiotherapy.

    She completed her PhD in 2015 in the area of critical care rehabilitation and recovery and has a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Dr Parry is passionate about teaching the next generation of physiotherapists and has been recognised for her leadership of the cardiorespiratory teaching program with Department (2015), School of Health Sciences (2017) and Faculty (2018) awards for teaching excellence. She also received a prestigious Australian Award for University Teaching 2018 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

    Dr Parry currently has an active research program focused on the areas of rehabilitation and recovery for individuals post critical illness and major surgery (thoracic, abdominal, and cardiac) as well as the use of muscle ultrasound to diagnose and detect treatment efficacy. Dr Parry is currently leading a multi-centre study examining the long term outcomes post ICU admission with a particular focus on physical activity, balance, gait, mood, and cognitive recovery. Dr Parry currently collaborates with national and international ICU/surgery colleagues across Australia, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. She has been invited to speak at 16 international and 6 national conferences and received prestigious awards from both national and international conferences including Australian Physiotherapy Association and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Parry is actively involved within the physiotherapy and acute care fields and is the immediate past National Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Cardiorespiratory Group. She supervises a number of PhD and MPhil students working
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy - National Chair 2015 -
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Member 2014 -
  • European Respiratory Society. Member 2013 -
  • American Thoracic Society. Associate Member 2011 -
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Group - Australian Physiotherapy Association. Member, National Chair (2015-2017) 2006 -
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy 2005 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2019: Student experience of peer led simulation in physiotherapy education Sponsor: Melbourne School of Health Sciences - UoM Role: CIB
    2019: ICU rehabilitation and recovery travel tour. Sponsor: MDHS Faculty ECR Education Scholarship Grant UoM. Role: CIA
    2018: Improving recovery outcomes post ICU admission for tetanus in Vietnam - an international collaborative research workshop. Sponsor: Melbourne School of Health Sciences Strategic International Grant - UoM. Role: CIA
    2017: Demystifying the burden of ICU survivorship - understanding muscle wasting and falls. Sponsor: Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences research platform - UoM. Role: CIA
    2017: Demystifying the burden of ICU survivorship - understanding muscle wasting and falls. Sponsor: Melbourne School of Health Sciences Equipment Grant. Role: CIA
    2017: Diaphragm and skeletal muscle changes in ICU: impact on functional outcomes. Sponsor: St Vincents Hospital Sydney. Role: CIB
    2016: Characterising Changes in muscle quantity and quality in critically ill patients receiving veno-venous ECMO for severe respiratory failure . Sponsor: Euro-ELSO Role: CIB
    2014: Understanding morbidity following an ICU admission. Sponsor: AMRF. Role: CIA
    2013: Champions in critical care rehabilitation project: Development of a learning package for Victorian physiotherapists. Sponsor: Pat Cosh Trust. Role: CIA
    2013: Can quantitative neuromuscular ultrasound imaging be used to diagnose intensive care unit acquired weakness? Sponsor: AMRF Role: CIB
    2012: Identifying the best exercise test to be used by physiotherapists to measure functional capacity of patients with lung and colorectal cancer. Sponsor: Pat Cosh Trust Role: CIC
    2011: An early intervention to prevent muscle weakness in intensive care. Sponsor: Austin Health Medical Research, Intensive Care Foundation Role:
       

Awards

Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2015
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • B Physio (Honours), University of Melbourne 2008

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC PhD Scholarship, 2019
  • MDHS Faculty ECR Travel Scholarship, 2019
  • Australian Award for University Teaching 2018 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2019
  • Top 5 Abstracts of Nursing and Allied Health (Oral) European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2016
  • NHMRC ECF Fellowship, 2016
  • European Respiratory Society Short Term Research Fellowship, 2016
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Acute Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Award for Best Oral Presentation, 2015
  • Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Conference - Allied Health Award for Best Oral Presentation, 2014
  • Winner's People Choice Award for most influential Conference Paper at Austin Health Research Week, 2014
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Top 5 Cardiorespiratory Abstracts Finalist, 2013
  • Best Oral Presentation at The University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences Graduate Colloqium, 2013
  • Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship and MA Bartlett Grant in Aid, 2012
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant, 2011
  • Stella Mary Langford PhD Scholarship, 2010
  • The Joseph Jennings and Edith Pratt Memorial Award, 2008
  • The Austin Health Clinical School Prize, 2008
  • The School of Physiotherapy Award for Excellence, 2008
  • Dux of Bachelor of Physiotherapy Course, 2008
  • Physiotherapy Research Prize, 2008
  • The Constance Read Memorial Prize, 2008
  • The Musculoskeletal Clinical Science Prize, 2008

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • Research areas include: exercise/rehabilitation, physical function, ultrasonography, outcome measurement for the following areas: critical care, respiratory medicine, acute surgery (cardiac, thoracic, abdominal) and cardiorespiratory education.