Dr. Leo Ng started lecturing at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science in 2007. Prior to this he has 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. Dr. Leo Ng is currently the Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. He leads the development, implementation and monitoring of school quality assurance and improvement strategies for learning and teaching.
Dr. Leo Ng is passionate about innovation in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, and has conducted several projects since he started at the school.
- automated assessment and feedback system to drive learning in a tertiary level anatomy unit;
- an electronic mobile examination system that provides individualised audio-visual feedback for Physiotherapy and Exercise Science students performing practical examinations;
- electronic instructional guides with instructional videos for students to learn professional practical skills;
- Two digital game-based learning aid to simulate clinical scenarios and to orientate 1st year physiotherapy students to their first practical examination (https://curtinhive.github.io/BPSGame/; www.lowbackpaincommunication.com);
- a web-application using machine-learning technology semi automate the screening of articles in systematic review articles.
PhD (Curtin), Masters Manual Therapy(UWA), BSc(Physio)(Curtin)
- Physiotherapist (Fremantle Hospital)
- Senior physiotherapist (Southcare Physiotherapy)
- Physiotherapist (Hopman Cup International Tennis Tournament)
- Physiotherapist (Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006)
- Biopsychosocial factors associated with musculoskeletal pain
- Learning and teaching in tertiary education
- Australia Awards for University Teaching (2019) - Recipient of a Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- ‘For enhancing physiotherapy students’ professional and employability skills through the design and implementation of digital technologies and work-integrated learning activities’
- Curtinnovations Award (2019) - Winner of the Teaching and Learning Category
- 'Research Screener – A semiautomated web-application that uses machine learning and natural language processing to screen research articles for systematic reviews'
- Curtin University (2018) - Faculty of Health Science, Excellence in Teaching Award - Winner of Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
- 'For sustained and outstanding contribution to physiotherapy education through the innovative use of technology to support learning’
- Curtin University (2013) - Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award - Winner in biological science category
- Curtin University (2012) - Faculty of Health Science, Excellence in Teaching Award - Winner of early career category
- Curtin University (2011) - Faculty of Health Science, Excellence in Teaching Award - Winner of teaching team category
- Unit coordinate and teaching the post graduate clinical masters of Physiotherapy Program PHTY6009 Physiotherapy Research Proposals and PHTY6010 Physiotherapy Project Report
- Honours student supervision
- PhD student supervision
- Saraceni, N., P. Kent, L. Ng, A. Campbell, L. Straker, and P. O'Sullivan. 2020. "To flex or not to flex? Is there a relationship between lumbar spine flexion during lifting and low back pain? A systematic review with meta-analysis." Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 50 (3): 121-130.
- Reubenson, A., L. Ng, and D. F. Gucciardi. 2020. "The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice tool provides informative assessments of clinical and professional dimensions of student performance in undergraduate placements: a longitudinal validity and reliability study." Journal of Physiotherapy 66 (2): 113-119.
- Duncan, R., C. Wild, L. Ng, D. Hendry, S. Carter, L. Hopper, and A. Campbell. 2020. "Dancers' Joint Strategies for Achieving Turnout in Low and High Friction Conditions." Medical problems of performing artists 35 (2): 96-102.
- Zabatiero, J., L. Ng, R. Clayton, S. Middlemiss, K. Kang, M. Harrold, and V. Cavalheri. 2019. "Effectiveness of interventions aiming at reducing sedentary behaviour in a non-surgical population with overweight or obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Obesity research & clinical practice 13 (2): 115-128.
- Howie, E. K., L. Ng, D. Beales, J. A. McVeigh, and L. M. Straker. 2019. "Early life factors are associated with trajectories of consistent organized sport participation over childhood and adolescence: Longitudinal analysis from the Raine Study." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 22 (4): 456-461.
- Phillips, A. C., S. F. Mackintosh, C. Gibbs, L. Ng, and C. E. Fryer. 2019. "A comparison of electronic and paper-based clinical skills assessment: Systematic review." Medical Teacher 41 (10): 1151-1159.
- Hendry, D., A. Campbell, L. Ng, A. Harwood, and C. Wild. 2019. "The Difference in Lower Limb Landing Kinematics Between Adolescent Dancers and Non-Dancers." Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science 23 (2): 72-79.
- Gucciardi, D., J. W. Chen, W. Gibson, N. Ntoumanis, and L. Ng. 2019. "Motivational Climate in the Classroom Factorial and Convergent Validity Evidence of the Need-Supportive Behaviors Scale With Health Science Students." European Journal of Psychological Assessment In Press: 1-12.
- Williams, S. A., L. Ng, N. Stephens, N. Klem, and C. Wild. 2018. "Effect of prophylactic ankle taping on ankle and knee biomechanics during basketball-specific tasks in females." Physical Therapy in Sport 32: 200-206.
- Rosalie, S. M., W. Tang, A. McIntyre, S. Stockman, C. King, C. Watkins, C. Wild, and L. Ng. 2018. "On using wearable tri-axial accelerometers to examine the striking phase kinematics of expert specialist drag flickers on-field." JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES 36 (21): 2455-2463.
- Harwood, A., A. Campbell, D. Hendry, L. Ng, and C. Y. Wild. 2018. "Differences in lower limb biomechanics between ballet dancers and non-dancers during functional landing tasks." Physical Therapy in Sport 32: 180-186.
- Ng, L., S. M. Rosalie, D. Sherry, W. B. Loh, A. M. Sjurseth, S. Iyengar, and C. Y. Wild. 2018. "A biomechanical comparison in the lower limb and lumbar spine between a hit and drag flick in field hockey." Journal of Sports Sciences 36 (19): 2210-2216.
- Klem, N. R., C. Y. Wild, S. A. Williams, and L. Ng. 2017. "Effect of External Ankle Support on Ankle and Knee Biomechanics During the Cutting Maneuver in Basketball Players." Am J Sports Med 45 (3): 685-691.
- Rosalie, S. M., A. S. McIntyre, S. Stockman, C. King, C. Watkins, C. Y. Wild, and L. Ng. 2017. "Does skill specialisation influence individual differences in drag flicking speed and accuracy?." J Sports Sci 35 (6): 602-609.
- Phan, X., T. L. Grisbrook, K. Wernli, S. M. Stearne, P. Davey, and L. Ng. 2017. "Running quietly reduces ground reaction force and vertical loading rate and alters foot strike technique." J Sports Sci 35 (16): 1636-1642.
- Dennis, D., L. P. C. Ng, and A. Furness. 2017. "First-year physiotherapy students who elect to participate in simulation-based learning activities benefit from the experience." Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal 18 (2): 90-102.
- Wernli, K., L. Ng, X. Phan, P. Davey, and T. Grisbrook. 2016. "The Relationship Between Landing Sound, Vertical Ground Reaction Force, and Kinematics of the Lower Limb During Drop Landings in Healthy Men." Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 46 (3): 194-199.
- Ng, L., D. Sherry, W. B. Loh, A. M. Sjurseth, S. Iyengar, C. Wild, and S. Rosalie. 2016. "The prevalence and severity of injuries in field hockey drag flickers: a retrospective cross-sectional study." Journal of Sports Sciences 34 (18): 1746-1751.
- Dennis, D., D. Sainsbury, T. Redwood, L. P. C. Ng, and A. Furness. 2016. "Introducing simulation based learning activities to physiotherapy course curriculum." Creative Education 7: 878-885.
- Ng, L., J. Caneiro, A. Campbell, A. Smith, A. Burnett, and P. O'Sullivan. 2015. "Cognitive functional approach to manage low back pain in male adolescent rowers: a randomised controlled trial." British Journal of Sports Medicine 49: 1125-1131.
- Ng, L., A. Campbell, A. Burnett, A. Smith, and P. O'Sullivan. 2015. "Spinal Kinematics of Adolescent Male Rowers With Back Pain in Comparison to Matched Controls During Ergometer Rowing." Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 31: 459-468.
- Hendry, D., A. Campbell, L. Ng, T. Grisbrook, and D. Hopper. 2015. "Effect of Mulligan's and Kinesio knee taping on adolescent ballet dancers knee and hip biomechanics during landing." Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25 (6): 888-896.
- Howe, A., A. Campbell, L. Ng, T. Hall, and D. Hopper. 2015. "Effects of two different knee tape procedures on lower-limb kinematics and kinetics in recreational runners." Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25: 517-524.
- West, T., L. Ng, and A. Campbell. 2014. "The effect of ankle bracing on knee kinetics and kinematics during volleyball-specific tasks." Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 24: 958-963.
- Leo, N., D. Perich, A. Burnett, A. Campbell, and P. O'Sullivan. 2014. "Self-reported prevalence, pain intensity and risk factors of low back pain in adolescent rowers." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 17: 266-270.
- Caneiro, J. P., L. Ng, A. Burnett, A. Campbell, and P. O'Sullivan. 2013. "Cognitive Functional Therapy for the Management of Low Back Pain in an Adolescent Male Rower: A Case Report." Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 43 (8): 542-554.
- Ng, L., A. Campbell, A. Burnett, and P. O'Sullivan. 2013. "Gender differences in trunk and pelvic kinematics during prolonged ergometer rowing in adolescents." Journal of Applied Biomechanics 29 (2): 180-187.
- Ng, L., A. Burnett, A. Campbell, and P. O'Sullivan. 2009. "Caution : The use of an electromagnetic device to measure trunk kinematics on rowing ergometers." Sports Biomechanics 8 (3): 255-259.