Sue Lukersmith

Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20082024

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Biography

Sue worked in Australia and UK across health and disability sectors as an occupational therapist, educator, consultant and then managing director of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation practice for over 20 years. 

She worked internationally with the World Health Organization, based in Geneva and continues this part time from Australia on international reports and the WHO ICF Australia Interest Group.

Her research is across academia and industry sectors. Her international research continued at University of Sydney, the Australian National University and now the University of Canberra. She has worked in real world industry-based research for 15 years including evidence-based practice advisor: on the panel for the NHMRC, and clinical guideline methodologist and developer for complex interventions for people with a disability. Her research focus is on best practice person-centred and integrated care, implementation research and complex interventions for people with disability and chronic conditions.  

Sue has built an international reputation as a health services researcher, with an emphasis on the implementation and impact analysis of complex community based health interventions, particularly care coordination/ case management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, A Taxonomy of Case Management: Development, Dissemination, and Impact.

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Master, Masters of Ergonomics

Award Date: 1 Mar 2008

Bachelor, Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Award Date: 1 Aug 1979

External positions

Associate, University of Sydney

2017 → …

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