Louisa has a background in physiotherapy, communications and public health research. She has had very diverse work experience in clinical, non-clinical and education roles across the public health, community health, occupational health, research, tertiary education, and non-government sectors. She has a focus on using innovative approaches to involving patients, families and community members in the design and improvement of health services and health research. Her research interests include health service design and delivery, health communication, health information, consumer engagement, digital health, and the use of participatory research methods.
- 2022: Doctor of Philosophy, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University.
- 2016: Master of Strategic Communication, La Trobe University
- 2003: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), University of Melbourne, Victoria.
2022: Victorian Clinical Informatics Council member, Department of Health, Victoria
2019-2022: Editorial Board Member, Integrated Healthcare Journal
2019-present: Managing Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication
2018-present: Collaborative Pairs Australia Facilitator, Consumers Health Forum of Australia.
2011-present: Heart and Lung Transplant Trust of Victoria committee member
- 2016: Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for outstanding academic results, La Trobe University
- 2016 - present: Research Officer, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, La Trobe University
- 2016 - present: Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University
- 2016 - 2021: Lecturer, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University
- 2013 - 2015: Peer Support Project Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
- 2009 – 2013: Project Manager, Hepatitis Victoria
- 2007 - 2009: Team Leader, Early Intervention in Chronic Disease Team, Western Region Health Centre
- 2005 – 2006: Physiotherapist, Mitchell Community Health Service
- 2004-2005: Physiotherapist, Port Augusta Hospital