Researcher biography

Megan is a postdoctoral fellow at RECOVER Injury Research Centre, The University of Queensland. She is part of a research team, led by Professor Trevor Russell, which focuses on developing more effective and efficient health services supported by technology innovation. Megan’s current research projects include exploring consumer perspectives of the telerehabilitation service delivery model, the impact of rapid transitions to telerehabilitation in the clinical education and hospital environments and exploring the acceptability and usability of a gamified mobile application for exercise prescription adherence.

Megan is a physiotherapist and early career researcher who completed her PhD in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. Her PhD explored the clinical presentation of tibialis posterior tendinopathy and was the first to investigate the reliability of common clinical tests for tibialis posterior tendinopathy and their relationship with structural tendon changes on imaging. In addition to her current research areas of interest at RECOVER, Megan is interested in the experience of LGBTQIA+ and other vulnerable populations, including veterans, accessing and utilising health care. Dr Ross has received a Physiotherapy Research Foundation grant (2019) to develop an online, educational resource for physiotherapists with the aim of improving the delivery of diverse and inclusive physiotherapy care for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. Megan has a broad range of research skills that span both quantitative and qualitative methods, including systematic reviews, cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs and data analysis, interviews and focus group discussions and thematic analysis.