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Professor Kathryn Refshauge (OAM) Joins ICMS Board of Directors

Professor Kathryn Refshauge (OAM) Joins ICMS Board of Directors

February 26, 2020

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is pleased to welcome onto its Board of Directors Professor Kathryn Refshauge.

Professor Refshauge (OAM FAHMS MAICD MBiomedE UNSW PhD UNSW) was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2016, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

“I very much look forward to working with ICMS,” Professor Refshauge said.

“I believe strongly in the vision of the college and the excellent education the college offers. The opportunity to contribute to the continued outstanding successes of the staff and students, through the board, is a truly exciting one! One of my own aims is to ensure that ICMS is even more widely recognised and respected.”

The immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Professor Refshauge is now Professor of allied health, with a focus on strategic partnerships, at the University of Sydney. In 2011, Professor Refshauge received a national award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council as well as the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Student Supervision.

She is the Chair of South West Sydney Research, a NSW Health hub, and is a member of several other boards and committees in the health sector in NSW as well as various professional and research bodies nationally and internationally. She has served on the executive of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and human research ethics committees, and was involved in the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative.

Her research focuses on integrating her physiotherapy, biomedical engineering and physiology backgrounds to improve health outcomes, particularly for musculoskeletal conditions. She has published extensively in the area of musculoskeletal health, and developed guidelines and position statements for best practice in diagnosis and management of various musculoskeletal conditions. She holds several honorary professorial appointments and is a member of the editorial board of international journals.

“We at ICMS are absolutely delighted to welcome Professor Kathryn Refshauge onto our esteemed Board of Directors as we recognise her depth of experience and academic expertise at such a high a level,” ICMS founder and chairman Darryl Courtney-O’Connor said.

“It is an honour to have an academic of Kathryn’s stature on our Board, and look forward to working together to further the aims of ICMS, particularly in the area of academic excellence.”

ICMS is an award-winning higher education institution with campuses in Manly and Sydney’s business district. Founded in 1996, ICMS is a leader in career-focused, quality education and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are recognised in the same manner as all public universities in Australia.

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