Sue Kruske


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Professor Sue Kruske has worked in the primary care setting for over 30 years. She has contributed to health services in a variety of roles and settings including clinical, policy, education and research. She has sound industry experience in both government and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and is an endorsed midwife authorized to prescribe scheduled medicines and order diagnostic tests. She has clinical, teaching and research experience in maternal, child and cross-cultural health. She has been a CI on 8 ARC and NHMRC grants and has extensive experience in Indigenous child and maternal health across remote through to urban areas. Her previous experience in supporting non-Indigenous health providers to be aware of their own values and beliefs when working cross culturally aims to contribute to a culturally competent workforce. As Director of the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies (2011-2014) and National Director of the Australian Nurse Family Partnership National Support Service (2020-ongoing) she works effectively with industry partners in the delivery of community based primary care services. She has also worked internationally in several countries including PNG, Samoa, Tanzania and Indonesia. Her work on Aboriginal parenting and working effectively with Aboriginal families has broad relevance to the health and education sector.


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