About Chris Shipway Consulting

About Chris Shipway

Chris has been designing and delivering ground-breaking health and human services programs for over 35 years.

He was originally trained as an enrolled nurse and worked in palliative care, rehabilitation, medical and community mental health settings. He is also a qualified Social Worker and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Throughout his career Chris has worked on transformative initiatives:

  • Richmond (deinstitutionalisation) Implementation in the 1980s – establishing a centre that pioneered independent living skills for people with a lived experience of mental illness.
  • Programs to reduce harm associated with drug use and HIV during the height of the HIV epidemic in the 80s and 90s.
  • The establishment of the Attorney General’s Crime Prevention Division and delivery of innovative community-based strategies such as Aboriginal Night Patrols.
  • Delivery of key Drug Summit initiatives such as Cannabis and Amphetamine Clinics and drug crime diversion programs in the 2000s.
  • Establishment of the ground-breaking integrated care program – “Connecting Care” Chronic Disease Management Program – in 2010.

Most recently Chris been the Director of Primary and Chronic Care Services at the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) where he led a team of clinical networks to design and implement solutions to improve the health outcomes of people living with chronic disease, people with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, chronic pain sufferers, the elderly and frail, people with brain and spinal cord injury, people with a lived experience of mental illness and Aboriginal people and communities. He also co-led ACI’s work to build the cultural competency of the organisation – particularly in relation to working with Aboriginal communities.

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