Sue has worked in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University since 1999.  She is currently Academic Advisor for the postgraduate public health programs and coordinator of the Master of Public Health program. 

 Her background is in clinical nursing and midwifery but for the last 20 years she has been working in public health and health promotion roles in North Queensland.  Before commencing at JCU, she worked for Cancer Council Queensland and the Rural Health Training Unit at Queensland Health.  She has a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.  In 2012 she completed a DrPH where she examined the role of local government in creating supportive environments for physical activity at a community and workplace level.  She also have a strong interest in workforce capacity building in health promotion and health promotion evaluation research.

Sue teaches across a broad range of public health related areas but her main area of focus is on health promotion both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


  • HS1401: Health and Health Care in Australia (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • HS2401: Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS2403: Health Promotion for Health Professionals (Level 2; TSV)
  • TM5513: Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5528: Health Promotion (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5541: Managing Effective Health Programs (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5578: Emerging Public Health Threats (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5600: Introduction to One Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Health promotion evaluation
  • Workforce capacity building in health promotion and public health
  • Physical activity
  • Rural and remote health
Research Disciplines
  • 2015 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - overall winner
  • 2015 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

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  • An Investigation on the Impacts of Social Exclusion on the Health and Well-being of Niger Delta Communities in Nigeria (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Drowning incidence and risk mitigation strategies for migrant populations living in Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The adult drowning victim (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Gender differences for drowning incidents; exploring differences using the Haddon's matrix (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • A Social Determinants of Health Approach to Applying Best Practice Diabetes Care for People with Type 2 Diabetes (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Older Persons enablement and rehabilitation for complex health conditions: OPEN ARCH Study (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Fatal Unintentional Drowning in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia: Understanding the Gap of Knowledge on the Unintentional Drowning Deaths and Drowning Prevention in Indonesia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Understanding the OT Perspective on Cultural Responsiveness in Neurorehabilitation (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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