Catherine Sykes

University of Sydney, Australia

Contact Details

Special Interest or Experience in ICF

Creating and using ICF based data collections and making the links between collections across information systems, from clinical to administrative, to surveys and censuses.

Shared Resources

Special Edition of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Updated at:
2017-10-12 10:10:30
Capturing the difference we make. Community-based rehabilitation indicators manual.
Updated at:
2017-10-16 05:52:42
How to use the ICF: A practical manual for using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
Updated at:
2017-10-16 06:13:42
ICF Australian user guide version 1.0
Updated at:
2017-10-16 04:27:35

ICF Educator/Advisor Profile

Master's degree (MSc or equivalent)
Pedagogic Qualifications
Certificate in Adult Education
Australian Collaborating Centre 1998-2009 World Confederation for Physical Therapy 2009-2017 Australian Collaborating Centre 2017-
Other Experience
My work experience includes as a health professional, health professional education, strategic policy development in the Australian Government Department of Health, disability data development and reporting. As well I am a person with a disability. My teaching or advising about ICF use can take multiple perspectives.
Roles Performed
  • Disability advocate
  • Health worker - other
  • Person with a disability
Competent Languages
  • English
  • Higher education programmes (eg Universities and colleges)
  • Continuing professional development (eg courses or workshops for qualified professionals)
  • Government departments (eg of health, social welfare or education)
  • Statistical agencies (Bureau and institutes)
  • Service provider organisations (eg Disabled people's or patient organisations, Non-government organisations)
  • General public

ICF Educator Experience

Explanation of terms:

  • ACCOMPLISHED – have conducted 10 or more courses in more than 2 countries
  • COMPETENT – have conducted between 5 and 10 courses in more than 1 country
  • NOVICE – have conducted or co-taught on less than 5 courses.
  • Information & communication technology:
  • Education systems:
    No Experience
  • Privacy, confidentiality, legal & ethical issues:
  • Policy and program purposes:
  • Advocacy and empowerment purposes:
  • Administrative data collections:
  • Community support services and income support:
  • Data quality management:
  • Health information documentation:
  • Health Information Systems:
  • Clinical practice and education of health professionals:
  • Population-based census or survey data:

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