I have been interested in the social and political aspects of anything my whole adult life – so when it came to researching physiotherapy and healthcare I guess it made sense that I followed these perspectives. This including co-founding the CPN with Dave Nicholls and Barb Gibson.
After completing my PhD which used weight stigma as a forum to investigate the socio-political aspects of physiotherapy. I have been fortunate enough to join with two wonderful and hugely influential teams for the past three years. One is super-critical and is at the University Toronto headed by Prof Barb Gibson (long term CPN executive member) and the other is led by Prof Paul Hodges at The University of Queensland and has produced ground-breaking work into low back pain research (amongst other things).
I have recently received a 4 year NHMRC Fellowship to apply the experience I have gained in these two great teams to musculoskeletal physiotherapy – which was my area of clinical expertise – so look out for some interesting critical publications in this space. In the next few weeks I will be advertising for a PhD student to join me in this work – so please let me know if you are interested – I have funding for full fee coverage plus a stipend for living expenses….. so if you want to move to Australia in early 2019 and get critical for the next few years (or know someone else who might) please get in touch! The position will be at The University of Queensland.
Theoretically speaking I am interested in post-modern and post-qualitative scholarship that is applied and clinical.
Setchell J, Nicholls D, Gibson B. (2017) Objecting: Multiplicity and the practice of physiotherapy. Health. doi:10.1177/1363459316688519.
Gibson BE, Nicholls D, Setchell J, Synne Groven K. (2018) Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader. Oslo, Norway. Cappelen Damm.
Setchell J, Thille P, Abrams T, Mistry B, McAdam L, Gibson BE. (2018) Enhancing human aspects of care with young people with Muscular Dystrophy: Results from a participatory qualitative study with clinicians. Child: Care, Health and Development. 44(2):269-277.
Setchell J. (2017) Invited editorial: Stigma and physiotherapy. Physical Therapy Canada; 69(1), 1-4.
Setchell J, Gard M, Jones L, Watson, B. (2017) Addressing weight stigma in physiotherapy: Development of a theory driven approach to rethinking weight related interactions. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. 33(8), 597-610.
Setchell J, Watson B, Gard M, Jones L. (2016) Physical therapists’ ways of talking about overweight and obesity: Clinical implications. Physical Therapy. 96(6): 865-75.
Nicholls DA, Atkinson K, Bjorbækmo W, Gibson BE, Latchem J., Olesen, J., Ralls, J. Setchell J. (2016) Connectivity: An emerging concept for physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 32(3), 159-170.
Wigginton. B, Setchell, J. (2016) Researching stigma as an outsider: Considerations for critical and ethical outsider research. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 13(3), 246-263.
Setchell J, Watson B, Jones L, Gard M. (2015) Weight stigma in physiotherapy practice: Insights from patient perceptions of interactions with physiotherapists. Manual Therapy. 20(6), 835-841.
Setchell J, Watson B, Jones L, Gard M, Briffa K. (2014) Physiotherapists demonstrate weight stigma: A cross-sectional survey of Australian physiotherapists. Journal of Physiotherapy. 60(3):157-162.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Brisbane, Australia & Toronto, Canada
Current position(s): Conjoint Research Fellow Positions, Schools of Physiotherapy, The Universities of Queensland and Toronto
Australia – UQ: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/13932
Canada – CDARs: http://research.hollandbloorview.ca/ResearchCentresLabs/CDARSLab