Professor of Allied Health Research

  • University of Canberra
  • Australia, ACT
  • May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Professor of Allied Health Research is a joint appointment between UC’s Faculty of Health and Canberra Health Services. UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. We’re proudly recognised as number one in the world for reducing inequalities (THE, 2022).

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. CHS employ around 1500 allied health professionals and allied health assistants across 36 different professions and provides services within the ACT and surrounding regions. Allied Health is provided within the acute, clinical and community care setting to enhance the physical, psychological, social and cognitive functions of patients and clients.

As the Professor of Allied Health Research, you will be working across the University of Canberra and Canberra Health Services, to translate evidence into practice, enhance research capability and advance our connection and collaboration with each other.

Working closely with key stakeholders, you will develop research capacity, that will drive a collaborative and inclusive culture across allied health through facilitation of local, national and international research partnerships.

Drawing on your outstanding leadership qualities and your strategic ideas you will foster excellence in teaching and learning, research and professional engagement while making a valuable and long-lasting commitment to developing student higher degree research pathways and research opportunities.

To be a contender for this exciting and fulfilling opportunity, you will need a Tertiary qualification/s (or equivalent) in an Allied Health profession, including a Doctoral level qualification in a relevant Allied Health field and a track record in research funding, publications and PhD completions commensurate with a Level E appointment

You will also need to be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (where applicable); or eligibility for full membership of the relevant professional association if from a self-regulated profession. It is expected that the appointee will be from one of the following an allied health professional disciplines; Exercise Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Medical Imaging, Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV, no other documentation is required.

Please ensure you take the time to align your CV with the Position Description requirements. We want to understand how your skills and experience relate to the position you are applying for.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: to be considered, you must have full Australian working rights at time of application.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Michelle Lincoln, Executive Dean, Health on 02 6206 8709 or email [email protected]

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 12th June 2023