Professor Gillian Webb is an Australian physiotherapist with a physiotherapy career spanning more than five decades. She has been involved in physiotherapy education for most of those five decades. Her research interests are in health professional education and particularly in clinical education, assessment of student learning and curriculum development. Her most recent work has been in educating physiotherapy students about the Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainability in health practice. She was the President of the International Society of Physiotherapy Educators for ten years and has recently become involved in developing a program for inter-professional education for health professional students through a Global Learning Partnership project.
She is a past chair and executive member of the Asia West Pacific Region World Physiotherapy (AWP-WP). She has extensive experience in assisting in physiotherapy curriculum design in many countries, including India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Fiji, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia. She has led a number of workshops in the region on accreditation and regulation, curriculum development and in leadership. She has been an advisor for the development of a number of degrees in physiotherapy in the region. As a past chair and executive member of the AWP Region of WP, she works to assist member organisations to move the profession forward in their countries to improve the health outcomes of their communities.
She was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for significant service to community health in the field of physiotherapy, as a contributor to professional organisations and to education. She is an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Professor Webb is an avid traveller and loves trekking, playing tennis, golf and going to the gym. Interacting with people is her passion. She loves teaching, meeting with students and graduates and encouraging them to go for their dreams and to think where they might be in the future.