About us

We work alongside AHPs, managers, health service executives, government agencies and peak professional bodies to help them think differently about how they organise and deliver care.

Our on-the-ground, clinical and research motivates, inspires and supports AHPs to expand their allied health reach and impact to more individuals and communities.

Susan Nancarrow

DR SUSAN NANCARROW 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 susan@ahpworkforce.com

DR ANNA MORAN, Director and Co-founder of AHP Workforce

Anna is an Allied Health workforce and service redesign expert, business owner, occasional physio, mum of 4, recovering academic and general Allied Health cheerleader.

For over 17 years Anna has worked in the Allied Health Workforce space. Her most recent role was the SARRAH Research Fellow but Anna can also be credited with significant contributions to the understanding of allied health workforce dynamics in both the academic and health care sectors in Australia and the UK.

Since completing her PhD in 2009 which looked at how to use support workers (or assistants) to increase workforce flexibility and improve patient outcomes, she has been working as a health services researcher and consultant using her expertise in health workforce reform; service delivery and organisation; and evidence generation and translation.

In her spare time (!) Anna owns and continues to work as a physiotherapist in a small but dynamic private physiotherapy practice with her husband in rural Victoria. She can be found most days cycling to school with her kids and trying really hard at Zumba.

Contact Anna at anna@ahpworkforce.com

Anna Moran

DR OLIVIA KING 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 olivia@ahpworkforce.com

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