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Associate Professor Leo Ng

PhD, Curtin University, Australia; Masters of Manual Therapy, UWA, Australia; BSc (Physiotherapy), Curtin University, Australia


Associate Professor Leo Ng started at Swinburne University of Technology in July 2023. Prior to this he was a senior lecturer at Curtin University in Perth from 2007 to 2023 where he taught in a variety of units in the physiotherapy undergraduate program; post-graduate Clinical Masters program and supervised research students in the Honours, Clinical Masters and PhD programs. He has also worked in a variety of physiotherapy fields including working in public hospitals, private practices, elite sporting teams, aged care and at other tertiary institutions in Western Australia

Associate Professor Leo Ng is passionate about innovation in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, and has conducted several projects that improves the efficiency and effectiveness of delivering education to physiotherapy students and graduates.

1. automated assessment and feedback system to drive learning in a tertiary level anatomy unit;
2. an electronic mobile examination system that provides individualised audio-visual feedback for Physiotherapy and Exercise Science students performing practical examinations;
3. digital game-based learning aid to simulate clinical scenarios

Associate Professor Leo Ng is involved in research into technology and also musculoskeletal conditions. He has co-designed and developed a web-application that utiliseg machine-learning technology to semi automate the screening of articles in systematic review articles. He has also published a number of research papers in musculoskeletal injuries. 

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


  • 2019, National, Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citations, Curtin University

Professional memberships

  • 2017 - 2023: Chair, Curtin Alumni Physiotherapy Chapter, Australia
  • 2021 - 2023: Board Member, Curtin Academy, Australia
  • 2023 (current): Assessor, Australian Physiotherapy Council, Australia
  • 2018 (current): Senior Member, Research Screener Pty Ltd, Australia

Further information

  • 39362011100


Also published as: Ng, Leo; Ng, L.
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