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Debra Karen Shirley

Debra Karen Shirley, physical therapist, educator. Registered New South Wales Physiotherapists Registration Board, 1982, certified musculoskeletal specialist Australian College Physiotherapists, Melbourne, Victoria, 2007. Fellow: Australian College Physiotherapists; member: Australian Physiotherapy Association (chair, musculoskeletal 2001-2004).

Background

  • Shirley, Debra Karen Daughter of Kenneth Arnold Wardell and Celia Ann Cooper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University New South Wales, Sydney, 1980. Graduate in Physiotherapy, Cumberland College Health Science, Sydney, 1981. Graduate in Manipulative Therapy, Cumberland College Health Science, Sydney, 1986.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Sydney, 2002.

    Career

    • Physiotherapist Manly District Hospital, 1983—1984, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, 1982—1983. Manipulative physician Greg Schneider Physiotherapy, Sydney, 1987—1989. Lecturer University Sydney, since 1989.

      Medical disputes assessor Motor Accidents Authority, 2000—2007. Deputy president New South Wales Physiotherapists Registration Board, since 1995. Australian delegate International Federation Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists, Sydney, 2000—2008.

      Chair, musculoskeletal physiotherapy Australian Physiotherapy Association, Melbourne, 2001—2004. Director Australian Physiotherapy Council, Canberra, ACT, since 2001, executive member, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Registered New South Wales Physiotherapists Registration Board, 1982, certified musculoskeletal specialist Australian College Physiotherapists, Melbourne, Victoria, 2007.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Membership

    Fellow: Australian College Physiotherapists. Member: Australian Physiotherapy Association (chair, musculoskeletal 2001-2004).

    Personality

    Interests

    Dance, crafts, languages.

    Connections

    • 1 child David John.
    • father: Kenneth Arnold Wardell
    • mother: Celia Ann Cooper
    • child: David John Shirley
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