Irmina Nahon


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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 Senior Lecturer,Professional Practice 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 Men's 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 16 peer reviewed articles and presented twice at the International Continence Society meeting, four times at the Australasian Prostate Cancer conference and 7 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Award Date: 25 Nov 2011

Master, University of South Australia

Award Date: 7 Apr 2004

University of Melbourne

Award Date: 17 Nov 2000

Bachelor, University of Sydney

Award Date: 11 Nov 1991


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