Lorraine Sheppard

Position: Adjunct Professor

Discipline: Physiotherapy


  • Registered physiotherapist
  • Clinical effectiveness program, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • PhD, University of Adelaide
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (physiotherapy), University of South Australia

Associations current

  • Chair, National Educators Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member, National Advisory Council, Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Member, Credentialing Committee, Australian College of Physiotherapists.
  • Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
  • Chair of the Board, Carer Support and Respite Inc
  • Member, Board of the Australian Dance Theatre
  • Member, Board of Aliro: Live well with choice
  • Member, Review panel, NPS MedicineWise Competencies required to Prescribe Medicines
  • Immediate past Chair, Australian Physiotherapy Council

Research and teaching interests

  • Scope of practice in health care, particularly advanced practice roles
  • Accreditation of prescribing
  • Workforce issues
  • Systems and qualitative research, health service evaluation
  • Rural and primary health care