Colonel (Ret’d) Susan Neuhaus CSC works as a consultant surgeon in private practice and holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. Susan has also completed a career spanning 20 years in both the Regular Army and Army Reserve. She is a graduate of Australian Command and Staff College (Res).
Her operational experience includes deployments to Cambodia, Bougainville and Afghanistan. She has served in varied clinical, administrative and command roles including as Commanding Officer of the 3rd Health Support Battalion. Susan was promoted to Colonel in 2008 and her military service was recognised with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009.
Susan also holds the adjunct position of Associate Professor Conflict Medicine at the University of Adelaide Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies. In this role, Susan leads a developing national research collaborative investigating the gender specific effects of military service and deployment. She is widely published in areas of operational health care and has provided veteran advocacy and representation at multiple levels including as former Chair of The Repat Foundation -The Road Home, member of the South Australian Veterans Health Advisory Council and as Co-Chair of the South Australian PTSD Centre of Excellence Ministerial Advisory Panel (now established as the Jamie Larcombe Centre). Susan also the co-author of Not for Glory: A century of service by medical women to the Australian Army and its Allies, now adapted into a play, Hallowed Ground: Women Doctors at War, by The Shift Theatre.
Susan is appointed to the Council of the Australian War Memorial and a Patron of the Virtual War Memorial, Australia.