St Andrew’s College Rhodes Scholar-Elect For 2021: Jemma Mary Houghton

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Ms Jemma Mary Houghton, Physiotherapy Department, University of the Western Cape graduate, was awarded St Andrew’s College Rhodes Scholar-elect for 2021. Jemma was one of our top students graduating with Summa Cum Laude in 2019, she then completed her community services at Butterworth Hospital, which is a rural hospital in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. […]

Liezel in Geneva with the WHO

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Earlier this month Dr Liezel Ennion was invited as one of three South Africans to present a contribution to the WHO consultation on the Assistive Technology World Report 2020, being compiled by the WHO in Geneva. Her contribution showed the challenges that patients in rural parts of South Africa experience in accessing prosthetic services. This […]

Student exchange to Norway

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On the 16th of August four second year students from Physiotherapy left Cape Town for a two week exchange programme in Oslo. The visit was part of a larger project exploring how culture and society influences our approaches to rehabilitation, and not only includes visits to clinical sites, but also an immersion into the culture […]

Second year students traveling to Oslo, Norway

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After an intense application and selection process, we have finalised the four second-year students who will travel to Oslo in August to represent UWC Physiotherapy as part of a funded student-exchange programme. The students will spend 2 weeks at the Oslo Metropolitan University, spending time with undergraduate students in their Physiotherapy programme, visiting clinical sites, […]

Julie Phillips, Tania Steyl and Farhana Karachi receive UCDG funding

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We’re very excited to announce that Prof. Julie Phillips, Dr Tania Steyl, and Dr Farhana Karachi have all received University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG) funding for projects that they are currently involved in. Prof. Phillips has received R50 000 UCDG funding to support leading researchers who are in the process of building research teams. The […]

Julie Phillips receives prestigious funding grant

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Prof. Julie Phillips was recently awarded a research funding grant to the amount of R754 000, as part of a collaborative project with Prof. Pernilla Åsenlof and Dr Annika Bring from Uppsala University in Sweden. The title of Prof. Phillips project is Physiotherapy education in the 21st century: Practice informed by demands of population health. […]