Ethan Marrinan B Phty (Hons)

Clinical Educator

Ethan is an enthusiastic clinical educator who brings recent experience working in the public health system. While working in the hospital setting Ethan developed an interest in both immediate and acute care in ICU as well as ongoing rehabilitation through his work on the neurological ward. Early on in his career, he has chosen neurological rehabilitation as an area of passion –joining the NAB clinic at the end of 2016.“The small dedicated team at NAB strives to provide an excellent level of care whilst also engaging and developing young minds. I am passionate about working with clients to help them achieve their full potential.”

Ethan brings with him an interest in sport the which allows him to engage clients of all ages, keeping them on their toes and focused on their rehabilitation. This Awareness of body movement and optimising function at high levels is particularly put to work during the clinic’s running group. Ethan’s recent experience in a variety of clinical settings puts him in an excellent position to assist student learners to make the transition from theoretical knowledge to practical skills. He provides clinical education that improves student outcomes while providing the highest level of care to his clients. 

Juan Da Cal B Phty (Hons)

Clinical Educator

Juan da Cal

Juan is a Clinicanal Educator for the Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury Clinic. Since graduating as a physiotherapist fron The University of Queensland he has worked in clinical and sports settings as well as educational environments. He has undertaken further studies to complete his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and is a current member of the APA. 






Julie Macdonald B Phty (Hons), MA

Clinical Educator

JulieJulie has been a clinical physiotherapist for almost 30 years specialising in paediatric physiotherapy in hospitals and private practice. At UQ, Julie is a Clinical Educator in the Developmental Paediatric Clinic and an associate lecturer, focusing on early child development. Julie is also involved in the management of children with movement disorders and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) ( 2004-2012), a multidisciplinary organisation committed to advancing knowledge in the field of cerebral palsy and developmental medicine in childhood.




Karen Groves B Phty, PG DipPhty (Sports), PG Dip Dance & Movt, (IECD) & MPhty (Sports), APA Sports Physiotherapist

Clinical Educator

Karen is an APA Sports Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator at the Musculoskeletal and Sports Injury Clinic. She has worked in orthopaedics and sports physiotherapy in public and private clinics and spent a number of years working with sporting teams at local and state level. Karen also works in the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic at the Mater Adult Hospital and in private practice.  Her clinical area of interest includes lower limb injuries and aquatic physiotherapy.





Katrina Williams B Phty, MAppSc, GCertHEd, FACP

Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist

Clinical Educator

Katrina WilliamsAs Clinical Educator within the Neurological, Ageing and Balance Clinic, Katrina supervises physiotherapy students in translating theoretical knowledge and skill development into clinical practice. Clinic clients receive management based on evidence-based practice and latest research and benefit from Katrina’s 20 years of clinical experience.






Sonia Hoppe B Phty, Grad Cert Ed

Clinical Educator

Sonia brings more than 20 years clinical experience working with clients with neurological and chronic conditions and disorders associated with ageing, to her role as Clinical Educator in the Neurological, Ageing and Balance Clinic. She has worked as a team member in the acute hospital, rehabilitation, private and community settings. Sonia has particular interest and expertise in the management of clients who have suffered a stroke and traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about working with students and helping them to become increasingly independent in providing excellent care for clients and has significant experience in both pre-clinical and clinical education of physiotherapy students. Sonia enjoys helping clients in the stage of neurological rehabilitation where they reintegrate into society and/or work and learn to have a new but still significant and fulfilling place in the community.



Steve West-Newman B Phty (Hons), MPhty (Musculoskeletal). APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Clinical Educator 

Steve graduated from UQ in 1992 and since has worked in both private practice and hospital settings, covering most areas of physiotherapy. Steve spent most of his time working in the musculoskeletal area and has spent numerous years clinically supervising students.

Prior to 2014, Steve had spent nine years in Cambodia, developing the physiotherapy profession there. He took leave from this work in 2010 to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) at UQ. He has developed a broad interest in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and in particular how to incorporate research findings into clinical practice.