Dr Lynne McPherson

Associate Professor

Teaching interests: social work practice foundations; social policy and the law; social work organisations, leadership and management. More than 25 years’ experience as social worker and social work manager.

Andrew Cashin

Professor Andrew Cashin

Professor of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Dr Andrew Cashin is Professor of Autism and Intellectual Disability, Faculty of Health. Andrew conducts a Nurse Practitioner clinic for people with autism, their families and those that work with people with autism at the Southern Cross University Health Centre.


Professor Anne Graham

Professor of Childhood Studies

Professor of Childhood and Youth Studies and Director of the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP). Has led more than 60 research projects focused primarily on children's rights, wellbeing and safety.

Marie Hutchinson

Professor Marie Hutchinson

Professor of Nursing and Healthcare of Vulnerable Populations

Marie is an experienced nurse, nurse researcher and supervisor. She has experience in health planning and policy roles, as well as health service administration and clinical leadership. Her research interest centre on the quality of the nursing work environment, clinical leadership, and improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. She leads research programs in domestic and family violence, workplace bullying, nursing practice and safety, nursing workforce and moral engagement.

Professor Sandra Grace

Professor of Osteopathy & Integrative Medicine

Sandra is a health services researcher, with a focus on models of primary care, program evaluation and interprofessional education and practice. She established the Osteopathic Research Alliance in 2017 and co-founded the SCU N-of-1 Clinical Trials Group. She is Deputy Chair Academic Board (Teaching & Learning) at SCU, and a member of the SA Health Practitioner Tribunal, Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation, Osteopathy Australia Research Committee, and chairs the ATMS Research Committee.