Rebecca is a Teaching Focused Academic within the First Year College, working specifically within the osteopathy program.

In conjunction with her teaching role, Rebecca is also a practicing osteopath and has a diverse background of experience in the healthcare industry.

Rebecca is focused on creating a learning environment that is student-centred and engaging, and has a keen interest in preparing students to be evidence based lifelong learners.

Areas of expertise

  • Osteopathic practice
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Case-based learning
  • Anatomy and biomechanics

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 1303

Professional memberships

  • Registered osteopath – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of Osteopathy Australia

Industry experience

Rebecca has worked in private osteopathic practice for over 10 years, in a variety of different locations. She currently works as part of the allied health team at a multidisciplinary medical centre in Melbourne.


Tripodi, N., Kelly, K., Husaric, M., Wospil, R., Fleischmann, M., Johnston, S., & Harkin, K. (2020). The impact of three‐dimensional printed anatomical models on first‐year student engagement in a block‐mode delivery. Anatomical Sciences Education.

Conference presentations

Tripodi, N., Husaric, M., Wospil, R. (2019). An Engaging Classroom: Anatomy with 3D Printed Models. International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE). Crete, Greece.