Heather Malcolm


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Heather is the Course Coordinator for Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences CDU. She is teaching units for Health Science including Inter-Professional Practice and Chronic Conditions Management. Prior to working at CDU Heather was the Chief Allied Health Officer for four years, based in Darwin within NT Health. Heather grew up in Broken Hill and moved to Adelaide to study physiotherapy, then spent several years working in the Royal Adelaide Hospital and in private practice, before moving to the Northern Territory in 1993. Over the next 30 years she became an experienced Sports Physiotherapist owning a private practice in Darwin, before commencing in the Department of Health in 2012. Here she held roles in clinician supervision and support, strategic policy, clinical quality as well as managing the diverse medical portfolios of blood supply management, genomics, health technology and cancer care in the Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety branch, before moving to the Allied Health leadership role in 2019. In 2020, Heather took on an additional role as Functional Lead of the Virtual Care Program, guiding the implementation of the NT Health Virtual Care Strategy and the roll out of the Health Direct telehealth platform across NT. She undertakes national curriculum accreditation work for the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is a panel member for Ahpra notifications. 

Also https://physiocouncil.com.au/nt-chief-allied-health-officer-heather-malcolm/


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