Dr Jenny Setchell

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.setchell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51510

Overview

Dr Setchell is a Senior Research Fellow in Physiotherapy, and currently supported by an NHMRC Fellowship. Dr Setchell's research interests include post-structuralist critical perspectives on healthcare broadly, and physiotherapy specifically. Dr Setchell has been published broadly across health journals and has presented extensively on research which demonstrates extensive expertise 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.

As director of SocioHealthLab with A/Prof Rebecca Olson and Dr Tim Barlott, a co-founder and past co-chair of the international Critical Physiotherapy Network, and an active member of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology executive, Dr Setchell is engaged in international leadership of research that seeks to rethink and enhance the equity of healthcare practices. Dr Setchell has held a number of grants and awards (including a current NHMRC Fellowship and an NHMRC CRE [associate investigator leading the qualitative methodologies]) and was the recipient of the Margaret Mittelheuser Fellowship in 2015. Dr Setchell has also been an acrobat and a human rights worker.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Psychology), The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy, Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Curtin University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • I am available to discuss potential supervision of projects that challenge taken for granted assumptions in physiotherapy. However, I don't only supervise people from a physiotherapy background (see below).

  • I welcome potential RHD students from any disciplinary background who want to research healthcare practices from a sociological and/or philosophical lens. In particular people who are interested in considering how power operates in healthcare and how we might work towards more socially just healthcare.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Gray, Julia, Setchell, Jenny and Donnelly, Helen (2020). Applied performance practices of therapeutic clowns. The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance. (pp. 158-165) edited by Tim Prentki and Ananda Breed. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351120142-20

  • Gard, Michael, Dewberry, Rebekah and Setchell, Jenny (2020). Using Deleuze. Mobilizing Knowledge in Physiotherapy. (pp. 182-196) edited by David A. Nicholls, Karen Synne Groven, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella and Rani Lill Anjum. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780367855338-14

  • Setchell, Jenny and Ukachukwu, Abaraogu (2018). A critical perspective on stigma in physiotherapy: the example of weight stigma. Manipulating practices: a critical physiotherapy reader. (pp. 150-173) edited by Barbara E. Gibson, David A. Nicholls, Jenny Setchell and Karen Synne Groven. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP.

  • Doran, Blaise and Setchell, Jenny (2018). Performative acts of physiotherapy. Manipulating practices: a critical physiotherapy reader. (pp. 125-149) edited by Barbara E. Gibson, David A. Nicholls, Jenny Setchell and Karen Synne Groven. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP.

  • Groven, Karen Synne, Glenn, Nicole and Setchell, Jenny (2018). What's in a number?: progress and body shame in lifestyle programs for adolescents. Manipulating practices: a critical physiotherapy reader. (pp. 334-355) edited by Barbara E. Gibson, David A. Nicholls, Jenny Setchell and Karen Synne Groven. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP.

  • Gibson, Barbara E., Nicholls, David A., Setchell, Jenny and Synne Groven, Karen (2018). Working against the grain: criticality for an otherwise physiotherapy. Manipulating practices: a critical physiotherapy reader. (pp. 14-32) edited by Barbara E. Gibson, David A. Nicholls, Jenny Setchell and Karen Synne Groven. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am available to discuss potential supervision of projects that challenge taken for granted assumptions in physiotherapy. However, I don't only supervise people from a physiotherapy background (see below).

  • I welcome potential RHD students from any disciplinary background who want to research healthcare practices from a sociological and/or philosophical lens. In particular people who are interested in considering how power operates in healthcare and how we might work towards more socially just healthcare.