Doctor Clarice Tang

Doctor Clarice Tang

DAP - Physiotherapy,
Physiotherapy

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy,
Physiotherapy

Biography

Dr Clarice Tang is the Director of Academic Program for the Physiotherapy program at WSU since 2019. Clarice has a growing research profile in the area of chronic disease management and implementation research. Her earlier research includes investigating the safety and feasibility of implementing exercise programs for patients who are admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic respiratory diseases and also engagement in exericse programs among people with chronic respiratory diseases. Since then she has expanded her research area to include other chronic disease conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and type two diabetes. Using experience-based co-design methodology, Clarice has successfully co-designed and co-produced various health programs for people with chronic diseases from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, receiving approximately $850 000 in competitive grants funding to date. Apart from being an academic, she is also a highly experienced physiotherapist who has worked across a wide array of clinical settings within a health service and has established networks across various health services across NSW and VIC. 

Apart from her work with people from CALD backgrounds, Clarice is also passionate in designing and implementing innovative teaching methods to enhance student's engagement with online learning and clinical education. She has recently been awarded a Senior Fellowship in Higher Education by Advanced HE UK, acknowledging her contribution as a leader in higher education teaching and learning. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Tang.

Qualifications

  • PhD La Trobe University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (2022)
  • Council of Physiotherapy Deans of Australia and New Zealand (2019)
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (2017)
  • American Thoracic Society (2019)

Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Award 2021-12-09

Interests

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Educational research
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy

Committees

  • Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand
  • American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly

Contact

Email: Clarice.Tang@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3497
Mobile:
Location: 24.2.117
Campbelltown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400982 Core Competencies in Physiotherapy Practice, 2019
  • 401048 Physiotherapy for Chronic Illness and Disease, 2019
  • 401049 Complex Cases and Professional Issues, 2019
  • 401197 Clinical Education (General), 2019

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Stillianesis, G., Cavaleri, R., Tang, C. and Summers, S. (2021), '[In Press] Exploring patient perceptions of noninvasive brain stimulation : a systematic review', Neuromodulation, .
  • Llyod, M., Mackintosh, A., Grant, C., McManus, F., Kelly, A., Karunajeewa, H. and Tang, Y. (2020), 'Evidence-based management of patients with vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance at an Australian metropolitan health service : an observational study of clinical practice', Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, vol 36, no 7 , pp 818 - 825.
  • Poupard, N., Tang, C. and Shields, N. (2020), 'Community-based case management does not reduce hospital admissions for older people : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Australian Health Review, vol 44, no 1 , pp 83 - 92.
  • Tang, C., Turczyniak, M., Sayner, A., Haines, K., Butzkueven, S. and O?Connell, H. (2020), 'Adopting a collaborative approach in developing a prehabilitation program for patients with prostate cancer utilising experience-based co-design methodology', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol 28 , pp 5195 - 5202.
  • Gupta, S., Tang, C. and Higgs, P. (2020), 'Social isolation during Covid-19 : boon or bane to diabetes management', Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, vol 14, no 4 , pp 567 - 568.
  • Tang, C., Lavercombe, M., Southcott, A., Taylor, N. and Blackstock, F. (2020), 'Being from a culturally and linguistically diverse community is a factor in awareness of pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol 201 .
  • Tang, C., Pile, R., Croft, A. and Watson, N. (2020), 'Exploring physical therapist adherence to clinical guidelines when treating patients with knee osteoarthritis in Australia : a mixed methods study', Physical Therapy, vol 100, no 7 , pp 1084 - 1093.
  • Lloyd, M., Tang, C., Callander, E., Janus, E., Karahalios, A., Skinner, E., Lowe, S. and Karunajeewa, H. (2019), 'Patient-reported outcome measurement in community-acquired pneumonia : feasibility of routine application in an elderly hospitalized population', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol 5 .
  • Tang, Y., Southcott, A., Barker, K., Pazsa, F., Skinner, E. and Blackstock, F. (2018), 'Commencement of pulmonary rehabilitation during hospital admission increases rates of attendance among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) : randomised controlled trial', Respirology, vol 23, no Suppl. 1 , pp 122 - 122.
  • Barradell, S., Blackstock, F., Tang, Y. and Leo, J. (2017), '"Being absorbed in that environment... it's just so beneficial" : the experiences of physiotherapy students in a situated learning pilot study', International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, vol 5, no 1 , pp 12 - 23.
  • Tang, Y., Taylor, N., McDonald, C. and Blackstock, F. (2014), 'Level of adherence to the GOLD strategy document for management of patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of COPD', Respirology, vol 19, no 8 , pp 1191 - 1197.
  • Tang, Y., Taylor, N. and Blackstock, F. (2013), 'Patients admitted with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had positive experiences exercising from the beginning of their hospital stay : a qualitative analysis', Chronic Respiratory Disease, vol 10, no 4 , pp 197 - 205.
  • Tang, Y., Blackstock, F., Clarence, M. and Taylor, N. (2012), 'Early rehabilitation exercise program for inpatients during an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, vol 32, no 3 , pp 163 - 169.
  • Taylor, N., Norman, E., Roddy, L., Tang, Y., Pagram, A. and Hearn, K. (2011), 'Primary contact physiotherapy in emergency departments can reduce length of stay for patients with peripheral musculoskeletal injuries compared with secondary contact physiotherapy : a prospective non-randomised controlled trial', Physiotherapy, vol 97, no 2 , pp 107 - 114.
  • Tang, Y., Taylor, N. and Blackstock, F. (2010), 'Chest physiotherapy for patients admitted to hospital with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) : a systematic review', Physiotherapy, vol 96, no 1 , pp 1 - 13.

Conference Papers

  • Tang, C., Thyer, E., Bye, R., Tannous, C., Kenny, B., Penkala, S., Tulliani, N., Peel, N., Sun, Y., Zhu, X., Dark, L. and Gordon, R. (2021), 'The impact of COVID online learning on first year clinical health students' sense of belonging : student and academic perspectives', Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success Conference, online.
  • Barradell, S., Mastwyk, S., McConville, J., Tang, Y., Leo, J. and Blackstock, F. (2015), 'From clinical physiotherapist to classroom educator : a pilot project', Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Gold Coast, Qld..

Following her completion of her Doctorate in 2015, Dr Clarice Tang has continued to further her work in improving self-management strategies and optimsing health outcomes for people with chronic diseases such as chronic respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis through implementation of evidence-based exercise programs. Using experience-based co-design methodology, Clarice has successfully co-designed and co-produced various health programs for people with chronic diseases from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, receiving approximately $850 000 in competitive grants funding to date. Apart from being an academic, she is also a highly experienced physiotherapist who has worked across a wide array of clinical settings within a health service and has established networks across health services. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Tang.

Current Projects

Title: Know your bones [Via Garvan]
Funder:
  • Department of Health (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Clarice Tang and David Lim
Years: 2020-07-01 - 2022-12-31
ID: P00026206

Previous Projects

Title: Taking Oncology Rehabilitation Online (TORO) [Via La Trobe] - No funds to WSU
Funder:
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
Western Researchers: Clarice Tang
Years: 2020-05-11 - 2021-05-10
ID: P00026552
Title: An exploration study of the perception of pulmonary rehabilitation among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from the Vietnamese, Mandarin and Arab-speaking cultural groups.
Funder:
  • South West Sydney Research
Western Researchers: Clarice Tang and Felicity Blackstock
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2021-03-31
ID: P00025837

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Understanding the Influence of Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) on Lung Volumes and Health Outcomes for People who Have Sustained Chest Trauma
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Healthcare Outcomes for Non-English Speaking Patients During a Hospital Admission
Field of Research:

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