Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner – Nursing and Midwifery

Adjunct Professor Shelley Nowlan is the Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner – Nursing and Midwifery.

Professor Nowlan has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She has been widely recognised for her leadership and contribution to nursing.  

She is currently the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Queensland Health and an adjunct professor at the: 

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Queensland 

  • School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology 

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland 

  • School of Medicine, Griffith University.

Professor Nowlan advises the National Rural Health Commissioner on how to: 

  • improve access to rural health services  

  • address rural workforce shortages. 

Read more about the work of the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner

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Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
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