DVC (Research) Southern Cross University
Professor Susan Nancarrow as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), has strategic responsibility for all research functions, including government and industry partnerships and research training. She is directly responsible for the Office of Research, the Graduate School, Research Institutes and the Environmental Analysis Laboratory (a commercial research enterprise). Prior to commencing this role, she held the position of Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Health Sciences. Susan is a health services researcher with expertise in health service delivery and organisation, particularly in the area of health workforce.
Since joining Southern Cross University in 2011, she has made a significant contribution to the development of research in the School of Health and Human Sciences, and has held the role of School Director of Research.
Prior to entering full-time academia, Susan worked in a range of health management and clinical roles, including Aboriginal health, diabetes care, primary health care delivery in Northern India, multidisciplinary team leader for ACT Community Care, and running her own small business. While working as a clinician and health service manager, Susan completed her PhD in health services research at the Australian National University exploring the use of health outcomes in health service accountability. She then worked in Sheffield, England for 10 years, examining health workforce change in the NHS and led several competitive grants in this field.
Susan was also actively involved in research capacity building as the research lead for Trent Research Development Support Unit (RDSU). She continued her involvement in knowledge translation / capacity building through to the evolution of the CLAHRCs (Collaborations for Leadership and Applied Health Research and Care) and led the internal evaluation of the South Yorkshire CLAHRC prior to returning to Australia.
Professor Susan Nancarrow
BAppSc(Pod)(QUT), MAppSc(QUT), PhD(ANU), GAICD