Sue Murphy


Sue Murphy is the instructor / facilitator in the Clinical Education section of RHSC 583. Currently the Associate Head of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC, Sue is the academic lead for Master of Physical Therapy student education in the clinical setting. As well as ensuring that students are well prepared for their clinical learning, Sue is passionate about ensuring that clinicians have the skills and confidence to teach and facilitate the students’ clinical education experience. She looks for opportunities to be innovative in the models of clinical education that are utilised, and was instrumental in introducing a “student led clinic” model which has been successful in promoting interprofessional clinical learning.

Prior to her academic role, Sue worked clinically in public practice for over 30 years and held administrative positions including Director of Clinical Education for Fraser Health. She also played a major role in the education of Rehabilitation Assistant students when formal programs for Assistants were in their infancy, and mentored and supervised many students in the clinical setting.

Sue has a Master’s degree in Adult Education and has been recognised for her teaching with a UBC Killam Teaching award, and Faculty of Medicine and PABC Awards of Excellence in education. Sue has presented on topics related to clinical education and the teaching of professionalism at national and international conferences, and is very excited to have the opportunity to facilitate this course. Sue says “I look forward to working with learners from a wide range of backgrounds and experience in this course and to exchanging knowledge and ideas in an environment that is welcoming and enjoyable as well as enriching”.