Professor Anne Cusick

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Position: Honorary Principle Fellow


  • Bachelor Applied Science (Cumb)
  • Post Grad Cert Bus Admin (CSU)
  • Post Grad Dip Beh Sc (Cumb)
  • Grad Dip Australian Institute Company Directors
  • MA (Syd)
  • MA (Interdisciplinary Studies (UNSW)
  • PhD (UNSW)


Professor Anne Cusick is an Honorary Principle Fellow in the School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong. She served as Head, School of Health Sciences 2011-2013 in the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, and Associate Dean Education 2013-2015 in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anne has a background in rehabilitation and disability services and research, pre-service training in allied and interprofessional health, curriculum design and evaluation in the health and social sciences, and academic governance in higher education.

In 2011 she was appointed Emeritus Professor to the Office of Vice Chancellor and University President at the Western Sydney University for “her distinguished academic record in both research and teaching and her substantial contribution to governance at the University of Western Sydney”.

Research Interests

  • Occupational socialization in the allied health professions
  • Emerging adults in first year undergraduate in health and social science courses
  • Interprofessional and self-directed learning in health and social sciences professional-entry courses
  • Research training, priorities, and capacity building in health and social sciences
  • Assessment of function, activity and participation in everyday life for people with complex and chronic conditions
  • Application of social models of disability to rehabilitation needs assessment in post-conflict and fragile state environments

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UOW Scholars Profile - Anne Cusick

Current Research Students

  • Leigh Robinson (Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)): Burnout on the Runway - Volunteer Burnout in Australian Airports
  • Craig Slater (Doctor of Philosophy): Non-traditional students in undergraduate allied health programs: Male, mature, and culturally diverse
  • Caterina Tannous (Doctor of Philosophy): First year health science interprofessional education: Can components of readiness for IPE be influenced in the classroom?
  • Nicole Sharp (Doctor of Philosophy): Emerging Adults with Cerebral Palsy: their stories, their plans
  • Bianca Kinnear (Doctor of Philosophy): Physical Therapies as an Adjunct to Botulinum Toxin - A Treatment.
  • Rania Hamed (Doctor of Philosophy): Rehabilitation services in post-revolutionary Benghazi, Libya from the perspective of health professionals: A case study of the Benghazi Rehabilitation & Handicap Centre
  • Daryl Ewing (Master of Science - Research (HBS)): Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): An analysis of easily accessible consumer information on the internet and current practice relating to the condition.
Last reviewed: 1 July, 2016