Key messages

  • The current Chief Allied Health Advisor is Kathleen Philip.
  • The Chief Allied Health Advisor provides leadership and strategic direction for Victoria’s allied health workforce.
  • The Chief Allied Health Advisor leads a range of projects and research to drive quality, effectiveness and best use of resources across allied health to improve Victorians’ health outcomes

Kathleen PhilipAbout the Chief Allied Health Advisor

The allied health workforce in Victoria is recognised as increasingly important to improving the health, wealth and wellbeing of all Victorians. The Chief Allied Health Advisor, Kathleen Philip, provides leadership and strategic direction to the allied health workforce. She advocates on behalf of the allied health workforce and professions while generating a greater understanding of the contribution of allied health to the health, wealth (in terms of economic and social participation) and wellbeing of Victorians and the increasingly important role it plays in our communities.

Responsibilities of the Chief Allied Health Advisor

The Chief Allied Health Advisor:

  • provides leadership on the future direction of allied health in Victoria and issues affecting the health workforce
  • works with the allied health professions on key issues and provides channels for discussion and development of policy direction and initiatives
  • identifies opportunities to drive quality, productivity and efficiency across the sector
  • facilitates opportunities for collaboration between public, private and not-for-profit allied health service providers
  • boosts professional and workforce development opportunities across the sector.

 Kathleen Philip is a registered physiotherapist with more than 30 years of clinical practice, leadership and education experience within the allied health field.