Professor Lorraine Sheppard

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Lorraine Sheppard is a professor of physiotherapy and healthcare management.

Lorraine has been motivated throughout her career by a desire to see lives transformed by improving health systems. She conducts research that generates evidence-based policy and programs and has helped establish new ways of working by explaining extending scopes of practice, evaluating innovations, supporting new researchers, and determining how health and disability services can be improved.

Lorraine is a director of the National Advisory Council of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Chair of the National Educators Group of the APA. Lorraine is also Deputy Chair of the Board and director of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. Lorraine is immediate past chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

Key responsibilities

Chair, Educators Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association

Member, Credentialling Committee, Australian College of Physiotherapists

Member, National Advisory Committee, Australian Physiotherapy Association

Member, Non executive director (NED), Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council

Member, NED, Finance Audit and Risk, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors