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Director and Co-Founder of AHP Workforce

Susan is a former clinician, manager and academic with over twenty years’ international experience in health and higher education service delivery, organisation and governance.

She has held senior executive roles in higher education, including Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Health Sciences. She sits on the boards of Northern New South Wales Local Health District and Aspire4Life Board and is involved with other not-for-profit groups.

Susan’s clinical and management roles include community health service manager, small business owner, Aboriginal health, diabetes care and primary health care delivery in Northern India.

Her recently published book “The Allied Health Professions – A Sociological Perspective” with Professor Alan Borthwick, examines the history and sociology of the allied health professions in Australia and the UK.

She lives with her young family on the far north coast of New South Wales where she is a keen surfer, gardener and aspiring creative artist in her spare time.

Contact Susan at [email protected]


Senior Consultant AHP Workforce

Olivia is an allied health researcher and educator. She is the manager of Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre’s Regional Research Capacity Building Program. She also holds an Adjunct Research Associate position with the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education.

She is a qualified podiatrist, credentialed diabetes educator, and an early career researcher, having completed her PhD in 2018.

Through her PhD, she explored the role boundaries and scopes of practice in diabetes education, a post-professional area of clinical practice. She is passionate about developing research capacity in the health sector, particularly allied health.

She has primarily undertaken qualitative research and her research interests include, interprofessional role boundaries, allied health workforce, sociology of the professions and health professions education. She has published 12 peer-reviewed journal papers and has delivered more than 20 presentations at local, national, and international conferences.

Contact Olivia at [email protected]