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Dr Susan Nancarrow


Dr Susan Nancarrow is Chief Executive Officer of the HealthWork International group of companies, an allied health professional, health services researcher, recovering academic and aspiring entrepreneur. She brings more than twenty years of international experience in health and higher education service delivery, 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 and 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.

Through her role in HealthWork International, Susan is driving innovative ways of understanding and shaping the health workforce to better meet the needs of the 21st century.