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About Professor Susan Nancarrow

Professor Susan Nancarrow BAppSc(Pod)(QUT), MAppSc(QUT), PhD(ANU)
Key words: workforce flexibility, models of care, health care integration, primary and community care.
Susan is Professor of Health Sciences, Director of Research in the School of Health and Human Sciences, and Deputy Chair of Academic Board at Southern Cross University.
She joined SCU in March 2011, returning to Australia following 10 years in Sheffield, UK where she worked as a health services researcher. Susan qualified as a podiatrist at Queensland University of Technology in 1993 and has a research masters (also from QUT) and a PhD from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.
Prior to moving to England in 2001, Susan worked in Australia in a range of clinical and management roles, including aboriginal health, multidisciplinary team leader for a community health service and as part of a primary care team in northern India.
Susan has been actively involved in research since 1996 when she started investigating lower limb complications associated with diabetes. Later, her interest in health services research developed as a result of work with a community health organisation, and through her PhD research. Her research interests are in workforce development, workforce flexibility and integration, particularly as they relate to primary care, allied health and older peoples' services. She is also actively involved in building research capacity and she project managed the introduction of the new Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry and Speech Pathology) and Bachelor of Clinical Science (Pedorthics) which commence at SCU in 2013.
Susan's recent research has involved the investigation of workforce dynamics, particularly in the context of multidisciplinary services, community rehabilitation, and the care of older people. She has undertaken a number of research projects and consultancies in this field.


Present Chair of Academic Board, Southern Cross University Members of Council
Present Professor, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences

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PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480


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