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Professor Sandra Leggat Professor, Health Services Management, Public Health

Sandra Leggat joined La Trobe University Health Services Management Program as a Senior Lecturer in May 2002. She has had a varied career in health care management. Sandy started as a physiotherapist in Ontario, Canada and moved through the hierarchy to become department manager and then senior manager in a number of Canadian health care organisations. She was Vice-President Planning and Corporate Development at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Administrative Director Primary Ambulatory and Community Care at The Toronto Hospital (now known as University Health Network) and Executive Director at The Health Station, a community health centre in Toronto. Sandy moved from Toronto in 1998 to become Chief Planning Officer of the Inner & Eastern Health Care Network in Melbourne. She has experience as a management consultant, most recently with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, but also with The Hay Group and Agnew Peckham and Associates. She has always enjoyed teaching and has lectured at Monash University and the University of Toronto.

Professor Leggat has had a number of positions at La Trobe University. She was an Associate Dean and Head of School of Public Health and Human Biosciences and the Director of the Building Health Communities Research Focus Area (RFA). She is the Course Coordinator for the health administration and health services management courses at La Trobe University and enjoys watching the students become competent and professional managers and leaders in the health care systems in Australia, and in many other countries, including China, India, Thailand, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Professor Leggat was the recipient of the Graduate Literary Award from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1988 and 1996. She received the Claude Frencham Award in 2004, and the 2006 Fellowship Award from the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

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