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Anthony Francis Lecturer, Prosthetics & Orthotics

Since graduating from La Trobe University in 1996, Anthony has worked in a range of clinical settings including acute metropolitan hospitals, remote regional settings and a community based NGO in Afghanistan.

His clinical interest is focused on the best-practice management of clients with complex lower limb conditions including poliomyelitis and cerebrovascular accident (CVA-stroke). This involves working with clinical facilities and volunteer clients.

He has completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Curriculum Design (La Trobe University) and a Masters of Design-Landscape Architecture (University of Melbourne). He is actively involved in promoting and developing Prosthetic and Orthotic education at an International level through the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). His interests include the promotion and development of good teaching practice at National and International level, the identification and development of learning activities which promote high professional competencies in graduates, and the exploration of innovative design in P&O utilising 3-D technologies.

Anthony was a member of the expert panel involved in the development and review of the AOPA competency standards and is invoved in the assessment and development of curriculum standards through the ISPO.

Anthony has developed and delivered short training programs in lower limb orthotic management to International schools in both Japan and Thailand.

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