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Susan Brandis


Level 4, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226

Professional biography

Highly experienced health administrator, practitioner and researcher, Professor Susan Brandis is head of Bond University's new Occupational Therapy program. During a 37-year career, she has held high profile positions including Manager of the National Falls Prevention Project for the Commonwealth and Executive Director of Allied Health at Gold Coast Health. She has also worked in various roles in both the public and non-government sectors including Director of Occupational Therapy; Director of Allied Health, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services; and Executive Officer Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme, and has been an adjunct lecturer at various universities in Queensland over almost two decades. Her clinical interests include aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care, and she is involved in research projects looking at patient safety and quality, organisational culture and patient outcomes.

Professional admissions

  • Member International Quality & Safety in Healthcare Association, current enrolment in Fellowship program
  • Accreditation Surveyor, Australian Council Health Care Standards (ACHS) & Equip National since 2011
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives - since 1999 (FCHSE)
  • Certified Health Executive (CHE) since 1999
  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy - 1979 (University of Queensland) (Sarah Philcox Award)
  • Full registration: APHRA OCC0001746150 previously the Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland - No 821229 since 1982.
  • Accredited Mediator Alternative Dispute Resolution Qld Justice Dept & Qld Health 2001


  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Health Administration) with Distinction QUT