Knowledge is our Foundation

Knowledge is our Foundation is a publication that showcases three PRF recipients and their research. 

Joshua Bishop was awarded a 2017 Seeding Grant and is investigating the optimal duration of a pulmonary rehabilitation program to inform clinicians and policy makers. 

Bernadette Brady completed a pilot study in mid-2017 investigating the ways culturally adapted physiotherapy practices can improve health outcomes in CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities in Sydney.

Associate Professor Shane Patman received a Seeding Grant in 2001 and a Tagged Grant in 2012 for cardiorespiratory research and discusses how the PRF funding allowed him to establish his research career. 

To download the publication, click here, or to receive a printed copy, please contact Jenine Fleming.

Keep an eye out for the next edition, to be released in late 2018. 

The PRF gratefully acknowledges the support of FlexEze in funding this publication. 

Completed research stories

The PRF grant kicked started my research career. It gave me the opportunity to be involved and lead a small research study. This was an invaluable experience, and along with excellent supervision from my mentors, allowed me to develop research skills and a love of clinical physiotherapy research - Dr Catherine Granger, 2008 grant recipient

Below are some further stories from grant recipients that have completed their research and how their findings have helped develop the physiotherapy profession.


Caroline Nicolson 
Grant received 2007

Dr Catherine Granger 
Grant received 2008

Dr Michele Callisaya  
Grant received 2005

Dr Joanna Diong  
Grant received 2009


Janice Taylor
Grant received 2013

Dr Dilani Mendis
Grant received 2007 


Andrew Briggs
Grant received 2010 


Dr Natalie Allen
Grant received 2007



Elizabeth Williams
Grant received 1995

Dr Regina Leung
Grant received 2008 


Brigittie Tampin
Grant received 2008