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Dr Irmina Nahon graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 1991. She has since developed a strong interest in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from Melbourne University (2000) and a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia (2003). In November 2011, she was awarded her PhD entitled “Assessment and Management of Male Urinary Incontinence” from the University of Sydney.

 Irmina works as a pelvic floor physiotherapist in a private practice and is the Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordination at the University of Canberra. She is an active member of the International Continence Society, the Continence Foundation of Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association's Continence and Women's Health group.

 Irmina is very passionate about continence promotion, as well as research into the assessment and management of incontinence. She has published 9 peer reviewed articles and presented twice at the International Continence Society meeting, twice at the Australasian Prostate Cancer conference   and 5 times at the National Conference on Incontinence. She is also co-author on 2 presentations on the management of constipation in children, at the Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies.


I am currently available to supervise Higher Degree by Research Students in the following areas (subject to faculty/institute capacity and approval)

  • Conservative management of post prostatectomy Incontinence
  • Physiotherapy management of pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Management of persistent pelvic pain
  • Clinical education of physiotherapy students

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Master, University of South Australia

University of Melbourne

Bachelor, University of Sydney

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Projects 2020 2022

Research Output 2006 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

Predictors of self-perceived cultural responsiveness in entry-level physiotherapy students in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Te, M., Blackstock, F., Fryer, C., Gardner, P., Geary, L., Kuys, S., McPherson, K., Nahon, I., Tang, C., Taylor, L., Van Kessel, G., van der Zwan, K. & Chipchase, L., 13 Feb 2019, In : BMC Medical Education. 19, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
entry level
New Zealand

Dietitians Association of Australia, 35th National Conference, "Think Big", 17-19 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

BACON, R., KELLETT, J., BEVITT, T., NAHON, I. & Christenson, J. K., 1 May 2018, Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia, 35th National Conference, “Think Big”. 1 ed. Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 75. p. 7-121 115 p. (Nutrition & dietetics: the journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

Open Access
Cultural Diversity
Sodium Glutamate

Case study: Urinary incontinence - the role of a pharmacist in an aged care Residential Medication Management Review

Deeks, L., Naunton, M. & Nahon, I., 2017, Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 30-34 5 p. (Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal; vol. 23).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Urinary Incontinence
General Practitioners
Medication Reconciliation
Urinary Incontinence
General Practitioners
Medication Reconciliation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Pre-Operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Training - A Review in Urologic Nursing

NAHON, I., Martin, M. & Adams, R., 2014, In : Urologic Nursing Journal. 34, 5, p. 230-237 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nephrology Nursing
Pelvic Floor
Motor Skills