Chief Allied Health Officer

Dr Anne-marie Boxall is the Australian Government’s Chief Allied Health Officer. Allied health professionals play essential roles in primary care and in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic disease across Australia. They represent more than a quarter of the health workforce.

Dr Anne-marie Boxall, who is trained as a physiotherapist, has worked in the public and private sectors for more than 10 years. She holds a Master of Public Health (Hons) and PhD in health policy, and recently completed a Harkness Fellowship in Healthcare Policy and Practice in the United States.

For more than a decade, Dr Boxall has worked in high-level policy roles in the Australian Public Service and non-government organisations, most recently as a senior executive in the Department of Health.

Her role as Chief Allied Health Officer includes supporting the Australian Government’s:

  • Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan
  • health workforce reforms
  • Stronger Rural Health Strategy.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
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