Jenny Setchell, PhD

Jenny Setchell, PhD, BScPT, Grad Cert (Clin PT), is a Research Fellow in international conjoint positions at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland (Australia); and the Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Hospital, University of Toronto (Canada). Her research interests include critical perspectives on rehabilitation, and on physiotherapy specifically. She is particularly interested in post-modern and new-materialist theories. Dr. Setchell has been awarded 10+ fellowships and awards for her work and has presented and published extensively across disciplines. She has 20 years of diverse clinical physiotherapy experience in Australia and internationally, primarily in the musculoskeletal and sports sub-disciplines. Dr. Setchell is co-founder and co-chair of the executive committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, an international network of more than 600 physiotherapists across 30+ countries working toward more critical, sociopolitical understandings of rehabilitation. She co-edited the first collection of critical physiotherapy work in book form, Manipulating Practices: A Critical Physiotherapy Reader. Dr. Setchell has also been an acrobat and a human rights worker.