Sue has over 40 years’ experience in nursing and midwifery across a diverse range of roles which include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Midwifery Consultant, Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health and Director of Midwifery and Governance at St Georges University Hospital, London.
Sue was the Midwifery Representative for NSW on the Nurses and Midwives Council for 7 years and also served on the first NSW Nurses and Midwives Board.
Sue is a Casual Academic Lecturer Southern Cross University.
This experience has enabled Sue to have significant understanding of regulation, protection of the public and restorative support for nurses and midwives.
Sue’s passion is supporting clinical services and staff to maintain and optimise health outcomes.
Sue established the NSW Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy Training and Support Unit for midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers across NSW. This award-winning unit was identified in the first evaluation of AMIHS, as vital to the success in achieving the improvements in health outcomes for Aboriginal women and babies, supporting and providing education for the staff.
The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) was established by NSW Health to provide quality, evidence-based education and training to all staff working in the public health system. Sue was the first Director of Nursing and Midwifery and coordinated the development of the Clinical Supervision Guide for Nurses and Midwives across the continuum and associated toolkit to assist clinicians to provide a safe and supportive environment.
Sue is keen to support the current and future health workforce to provide world class healthcare in whatever context it is delivered and to support initiatives that improve their working lives. To that aim, Sue is currently a casual academic lecturer at Southern Cross University and Director of Resilience in Health. The aim of the company is supporting health professionals in the development of personal, professional and organisational strength to achieve safe, high quality health care.
Sue’s diverse skill set includes clinical redesign, change management, workforce education and culture change and she has also worked for state and national governments.