Health & Social Care Workforce Today & Tomorrow was held at Pacific Bay Resort Coffs Harbour on 28 February & 1 March 2019. 

This two-day forum invited educators, students, middle and senior management, entry-level workforce and more to come together and learn about the health and social workforce post 2030.

Highlights from the program included:

  • an introductory session from Reanna Browne, who set the scene for creating a preferred future.
  • a “Rolls Royce” case study from Eastern Health showing how to survive and thrive amidst workforce shortage
  • an engaging look into cultural responsiveness
  • a thought-provoking examination of the Anthropocene effect
  • an emotive story of brain injury survival
  • an inspiring lesson on bringing courage into the workplace

Group work explored:

  • Diversity in the workplace
  • What a supportive environment looks like
  • Continuing professional development

For more photos please visit the Centre Facebook page.

Video resources will be made available soon. 


Professor Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University


Reanna Browne, The Friday Lab

Professor Ian Graham, Southern Cross University

Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall, Southern Cross University

Adjunct Professor Nicole Turner, Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Sally Kelly, Eastern Health

Nick Rushworth, Brain Injury Australia

Professor Anthony Capon, University of Sydney

Mandy Holloway, Courageous Leaders

Jennene Buckley, Feros Care

Brendon McDougall, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Anna McGlynn, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Julie Sturgess, North Coast Primary Health Network

Tony Rothacker, Coffs Coast Innovation Hub


Healthcare 2030 Horizon Scan – Reanna Browne

Educating the Future Health & Social Care Workforce – Professor Iain Graham & Associate Professor Jacqui Yoxall

Cultural Responsiveness in Workforce Development – Adjunct Professor Nicole Turner

It Takes a Village to Raise a Workforce – Sally Kelly

Planetary Health: What Should Health & Social Care Workers Do? – Professor Anthony Capon

Finding Courage to Try New Ways of Working – Mandy Holloway

Enabling Bold Lives with Virtual Care – Jannene Buckley

Open Innovation in Health – Tony Rothacker

The Future of Health Commissioning – Julie Sturgess

Translating Health Coaching Into Practice – Brendon McDougall & Anna McGlynn


– Introduction to the Anthropocene