Notre Dame academic awarded Fellowship

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 30-6-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



Dr Shane Patman, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory) at The University of Notre Dame Australia has been awarded a Fellowship to the Australian College of Physiotherapy (ACP) as a Cardiorespiratory Specialist Physiotherapist.

Fellowships of the ACP are national awards which are granted to members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association in recognition of high standards of clinical skill and scholarship.

Within the Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy specialty area Dr Patman is one of only three in Australasia to be awarded this Fellowship, the first new Fellow in this area for over a decade, the only male and the only Western Australian.

Dr Patman has been employed at Notre Dame since 2005. In addition to his teaching he is also a member of the UNDA Alumni having completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching in 2007.

Currently Dr Patman also has roles as a Director on the Board of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, a member of the Physiotherapists’ Registration Board of Western Australia, and as a member of the Accreditation Committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

Professor Peter Hamer, Head of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame said that this was a meritorious achievement for Dr Patman.

“Shane has a long history of contribution and leadership in the field of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy having held senior posts at Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital and has a long track record as the National Chair of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Australia. To attain his Fellowship to the College is true recognition of his expertise. We are fortunate here at Notre Dame to have Shane not only as a leader in this speciality clinical area but also as a great contributor to the profession, at a local and national level.”

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