World Physiotherapy announces education committee members

World Physiotherapy has announced the members of the organisation’s first education committee, a new standing committee established by the board to support its activities.

The education committee reflects the diversity of World Physiotherapy member organisations, including factors associated with geography, income level, experience and education and practice standards. 

It is chaired by board member Alia Alghwiri, professor at the department of physiotherapy and vice dean of the school or rehabilitation sciences at the University of Jordan. 

The specific functions of the committee are to:

  • provide strategic advice and recommendations to the board on education matters that further the purpose and strategy of World Physiotherapy
  • provide advice and recommendations to the staff and board on policy, project areas and activities that advance the development in education in the profession
  • oversee and participate in relevant World Physiotherapy services, projects and activities in education areas in collaboration with staff
  • provide strategic oversight of the accreditation committee and make recommendations relating to the future of accreditation services

Members of the education committee

Alia Alghwiri, member of Jordanian Physiotherapy Society
Roma Forbes, member of Australian Physiotherapy Association 
Magdalena Hagner–Derengowska, member of Polish Chamber of Physiotherapists 
Edgar Hernandez Alvarez, member of Colombian Association of Physiotherapy 
Judy King, member of Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Gill Rawlinson, member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 
Ibtissam Saab, member of Order of Physiotherapists in Lebanon
Carmen Suarez Serrano, member of Spanish Association of Physiotherapists
Narasimman Swaminathan, member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist
Joost Van Wijchen, member of Norwegian Physiotherapist Association 

A committee member from the Africa region will be confirmed shortly.

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