Professor Susan Nancarrow

Susan Nancarrow is the co-founder of AHP Workforce and Academic Entrepreneur, a consultant in health and higher education, with extensive international experience in service delivery and organisation and governance in both contexts. Susan has held senior executive roles in higher education and is a non-executive director on several statutory and not-for-profit boards. For more information view Susan’s academic publications on Google Scholar or follow Susan on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Solving workforce shortages

Using Easy PEASI Program Logic to Find Solutions to your Allied Health Workforce Challenges.

Allied health services are facing unprecedented workforce shortages due to the rapid growth of NDIS, the creation of new roles due to COVID, changes to aged care funding, and the ageing population. With unemployment at near record lows and sustained delays on international migration, allied health services are often forced …

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Allied Health Workforce Planning

Why Is It So Difficult To Understand and Plan The Allied Health Workforce In Australia – and What is the Solution?

Given the rapidly changing demand for the allied health workforce, why is it that we know so little about the allied health workforce and lack the planning tools to help manage allied health supply and demand? Allied health professions represent approximately 23% of the registered health workforce – that is …

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Addressing AHP Shortages

12 Strategies To Address Allied Health Workforce Shortages

Australia is facing critical allied health workforce shortages across several disciplines. Workforce shortages are a burning platform for the allied health professions, but there is no central data, planning or coordination of the workforce to look at solutions collectively. For several reasons explained elsewhere there are no statistics available on …

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AHP Job Vacancies

Is There an Allied Health Workforce Shortage in Australia Right Now?

Australia has no centralised, up to date allied health workforce data for workforce planning purposes. Anecdotal evidence from a range of different providers tells us that there is a critical allied health workforce shortage in some professions, but there are limited available data to support or refute this. The Department …

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