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Susan Pennings

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Susan brings more than 10 years of experience working for state and federal governments, in non-government organisations and in academia.

She has excellent research and communication skills, which she uses to analyse and solve complex problems. She is passionate about delivering positive outcomes in health policy, service delivery and health research.

Influential work

  • Designed and conducted research projects, including investigating attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines among health workers and assessing the impact of medical research conducted in Greater Western Sydney
  • Designed and conducted project evaluations and exploratory research, including assessing Australian academic public health curricula
  • Managed the development and implementation of a new Clinical Ethics Committee in the South Western Sydney Local Health District in consultation with many stakeholders
  • Managed financial and progress reporting processes for complex research grant schemes
  • Prepared research reports for the South Western Sydney Local Health District, collaborating with research departments to identify and highlight key research findings and achievements.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous, Susan was a Development Support Manager in the South Western Sydney Local Health District. In this role, she liaised with health researchers, clinicians and executives to support governance and facilitate medical research projects. Previously, she was the Policy and Communications Officer for the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA), a non-government organisation for tertiary public health education and research. She has also worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics and as a research assistant in population health.

Susan completed a PhD from the Australian National University, in which she analysed how to allocate limited health care resources fairly. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology).

In her spare time...

Susan enjoys travel and reading science fiction.

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