Alison Francis-Cracknell

Invited Speaker

Alison is the Director of Work Integrated Learning and Deputy Head of Department for the Monash University Physiotherapy programs. Prior to commencing at Monash University, Alison has worked across several public health services in Victoria in rehabilitation, community health, women’s health and student clinical education. She has also completed an AusAid volunteer assignment in Vietnam in disability development leading to the instigation of Monash University’s annual Collaborative Indo-Pacific Program - a four week interprofessional student health immersion in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Alison has completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education and is now in the final phase of a PhD. Under the supervision of Professor Karen Adams and Dr Mandy Truong her PhD is investigating the perspectives and experiences of non-Indigenous educators involved in learning and teaching of Indigenous health curriculum in the health professions.

Alison is the current Chair of the Clinical Education Managers of Australia and New Zealand (CEMANZ) committee and a previous non-Indigenous member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee.