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Emilie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). She is a sociologist and health services researcher, specialising in social and cultural aspects of healthcare and medicine, and the development of social research methods. She received her PhD in Sociology from UNSW Australia in 2018.

Her research examines organisational change and culture and its impact on care delivery, and draws upon social theory, complexity science and implementation science to make improvements in hospitals, general practice, and government health organisations. She is currently conducting a mixed methods realist study on the implementation of a large-scale, value-based healthcare initiatives in NSW Australia.

Emilie is involved in the supervision of two MRes candidates, and four Medical Doctorate candidates. She has lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students in public health, sociology, and social research and policy at Macquarie University and UNSW Australia. She is happy to hear from prospective PhD and MRes candidates interested in the following topics:

  • Research Methods: Qualitative (ethnography, interviews, focus groups, participant-observation, mobile methods), mixed methods, realist evaluations
  • Sociologically informed studies of healthcare work and professions
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Organisational change, organisational culture, and implementation
  • Theory based inquiries


Education/Academic qualification

Sociology (PhD), The University of New South Wales

BA-BSc (Hons), University of Sydney

External positions

Conjoint Associate Lecturer, UNSW

1 Oct 20181 Oct 2021

Research Assistant, The University of New South Wales


Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, The University of New South Wales


Research Assistant, Western Sydney University



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