Tim Dunstone gained his initial physiotherapy qualification in Adelaide from the renowned School of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He worked in Adelaide in private practice for a few years, and served on the SA Branch Council for the Australian Physiotherapy Association for four years.
Tim then moved to Sydney and completed two masters degrees in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy and taught musculoskeletal physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. He conducted some biomechanical research into low back injuries in elite rowers in the School of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Sydney for three years, and was the Dean of St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney for eight years.
Tim rowed and coxed to a national level with the Adelaide Rowing Club. He has since coached rowing to an elite level with the South Australian Sports Institute, the Sydney University Rowing Club, Wilderness School and the first eight at Scotch College in Adelaide. He coached the men’s eight at St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney to win the Intercollegiate regatta five times in seven years.
In his spare time, Tim enjoyed singing with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir for eight years, who are the resident chorus for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, frequently performing in the Sydney Opera House. His performances with the Sydney Philharmonia included a tour of the UK in 2010, singing Maher’s 8th at the Royal Albert Hall on the opening night of the BBC Proms Series, in addition to concerts at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Australia House.
He has been the physiotherapist for elite soccer, cricket and rowing teams, and has more than twelve years of private practice clinical experience. Tim is one of very few dual titled members of the APA, as both an APA Sports Physiotherapist and an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He is also the Dean of St John’s College within the University of Queensland, and a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for the State of Queensland.