Welcome to Allied Health

Allied Health in ACT Health is represented professionally and strategically by the Chief Allied Health Office (CAHO).

The Office provides informed, evidence based advice on a range of local, national and international issues relevant to the allied health workforce and also plays a key role in the provision of information and advice to support:

  • Clinical Education-including student clinical placements, dedicated clinical educators
  • Governance including regulation and scope of practice-including credentialing, clinical supervision,
  • Inter-professional learning and collaboration
  • Policy development
  • Professional development-including postgraduate scholarships, Allied Health symposium, new graduate programs
  • Recruitment and retention initiatives-including undergraduate scholarships
  • Research
  • Workforce planning-including identification and support of new workforces,
  • Workforce reform and innovation-including advanced and extended scope roles,

The Office works in partnership and collaboration with allied health professionals working across all Divisions within ACT Health as well as with nursing and midwifery and medical colleagues, ACT Health and cross-directorate partners, consumers, peak bodies locally, nationally and internationally as well as education providers, regulators and professional bodies.

ACT Health Chief Allied Health Officer

The Chief Allied Health Office (CAHO) is currently headed by Helen Matthews, Acting Chief Allied Health Officer.

The CAHO Team

Central CAHO Team - Building 24, Level 2, Canberra Hospital

  • ACT Health Chief Allied Health Officer
  • Personal Assistant to the Chief Allied Health Officer 
  • Allied Health Workforce Initiatives Coordinator
  • Senior Allied Health Project Officer
  • Interprofessional Learning Coordinator

Allied Health Clinical Education Unit - Building 6, Level 2, Canberra Hospital

  • Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Allied Health Assistant Clinical Development Coordinator
  • Clinical Measurement Sciences Clinical Educator
  • Occupational Therapy Clinical Educator
  • Psychology Clinical Educator
  • Social Work Clinical Educator
  • Speech Pathology Clinical Educator

Contact Us

ACT Health Chief Allied Health Office
Building 24, Level 2
Canberra Hospital
Postal Address: PO Box 11,Woden ACT 2606

Telephone: (02) 6205 0893