Ms Susan Emerson

Chair Person

Susan has had twenty-five years’ experience in residential and home care, having worked in clinical and managerial leadership, undertaken design and project coordination for new aged care facilities and made a sustained contribution to service and policy thinking at state and national levels.  Susan is a Casual Academic with Flinders University in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and is currently working with the City of Marion Community Connections program in Positive Ageing and Inclusion

She has been a recipient of numerous awards including an international study scholarship and “Citizen of the year” from one of SA’s largest councils.  Susan is a member of the Australian College of Nursing’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Expert Advisory Group (EAG) 2021, the National Aged Care Alliance, a Clinical Expert Advisor, for the Australian Digital Health Agency and Board Chair, Palliative Care SA.  She is a member of the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority Interim Aged Care Advisory Group and a Ministerially appointed member of the Aged Care Financing Authority (past). She participated in the research and development of the stage 2 trial of the assessment, classification and funding model to underpin the single in-home care program with eh Global Centre for Modern Ageing.