Susan is a health and higher education consultant, with twenty years’ international experience in service delivery and organisation and governance.
Susan has held senior executive roles in higher education, including Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Health Sciences. She is a non-executive director on the Northern New South Wales Local Health District Board, and Deputy Chair of Aspire4Life and also involved with other not-for-profit community groups.
Before entering academia, Susan worked in a range of health management and clinical roles including community health service manager and small business owner with roles coordinating services for Aboriginal health, diabetes care and primary health care delivery in Northern India.
She has recently co-founded a start-up called Academic Entrepreneur which aims to help academics package their niche expertise into products and services to reach new audiences and increase their impact.
With co-author Professor Alan Borthwick, OBE Susan has recently published “The Allied Health Professions – A Sociological Perspective” which 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.