Dr Roma Forbes

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 52718


Roma is a highly experienced APA titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland. Her PhD (2017) explored the use of patient education in physiotherapy practice and investigated approaches for the effective teaching of patient education skills to health professional students. Her current research focuses on teaching and learning in the health professions, with a specific focus on graduate preparedness for clinical practice and outcomes of clinical education. This research uses several approaches to explore graduate, educator, and employer perspectives with a focus on knowledge translation to improve clinical education capacity and outcomes. She has a strong track record of national and international collaborations in patient education practice, clinical education capacity, and physiotherapy teaching and learning. Roma is passionate about health professional education research and enhancing graduate readiness for practice.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Health Science (Honours), Auckland University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Auckland University of Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Auckland University of Technology


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