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Louise is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. She is a co-lead of the Complex Systems Research Stream that uses a complexity lens to approach issues of quality and safety in the delivery of healthcare. Her specific research interests are mental health services and systems, implementation science and learning health systems.
Louise was originally qualified as a registered Psychologist, starting her career in clinical roles, with a particular focus on youth mental health. In 2007, Louise moved into a Research Fellow position at the Brain and Mind Centre at The University of Sydney, where she worked for close to ten years (until 2016). During this time, Louise established her research career, leading numerous innovative mental health projects on the use of cutting edge technology to improve mental health and wellbeing in young people. She also coordinated the collection and analysis of large health-related data sets, produced influential publications, and liaised with industry, government and not-for-profit partners.
In 2016, Louise moved into health services research at Macquarie University with Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite. Here, Louise’s research focuses on the application of complexity science and implementation science to healthcare. Over the past three years, Louise has attracted $492,056 (as CI) in research funding to extend her work by leveraging implementation and complexity science to facilitate uptake, adherence and impact; including evaluating the implementation of the Lifespan suicide prevention initiative and examining the translation of genomics medicine into routine care through a complexity lens. She has also undertaken work for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Sax Institute.
Louise has published 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, presented her work at more than 20 international conferences, and received several prizes for her research. Dr Ellis’ peer-reviewed journals have received more than 2,000 citations and her current h-index is 20 (Google Scholar, November 2019).
BPsych(Hons), Macquarie University
PhD (Psychology), Western Sydney University
MQ-MINDS: Macquarie MINDS: Monitoring of Injury and psychosocial health outcomes, career trajectories and continuing educatioN, LiveD experiences and Social connectedness
1/01/18 → …
Braithwaite, J., Ward, R., Currow, D., Delaney, G., Kefford, R., Olver, I., Karnon, J., Crowe, P., Liauw, W., Westbrook, J., Meiser, B., Tieman, J., Verspoor, K., Ellis, L., Krishnasamy, M., Ayliff, N., Hawkins, N., Hibbert, P., Farnsworth, R. & Clay-Williams, R.
1/12/17 → 30/11/22
The rights and wrongs, ups and downs and ins and outs of organisational culture in Australian public hospitalsChurruca, K., Pomare, C., Ellis, L., Long, J. & Braithwaite, J., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Managing healthcare organisations in challenging policy contexts. Palgrave Macmillan
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Accreditation as a management tool: a national survey of hospital managers' perceptions and use of a mandatory accreditation program in DenmarkEllis, L. A., Nicolaisen, A., Bie Bogh, S., Churruca, K., Braithwaite, J. & Von Plessen, C., 15 Apr 2020, In : BMC Health Services Research. 20, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 306.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Pomare, C., Ellis, L. A., Long, J. C., Churruca, K., Tran, Y. & Braithwaite, J., 26 Aug 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 8, p. 1-9 9 p., e037611.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Changes in public perceptions and experiences of the Australian health-care system: a decade of changeEllis, L., Pomare, C., Gillespie, J., Root, J., Ansell, J., Holt, J., Wells, L., Tran, Y., Braithwaite, J. & Zurynski, Y., 20 Nov 2020, In : Health Expectations. 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Developing a qualitative mapping method: gamers and ex-gamers of Wizards Unite and Pokémon Go, levels of specialisation, constraint, involvement, and loyaltySmith, J., Yin, K., Lee, M., Ellis, L. & Ijaz, K., 24 Sep 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Survey development in a haphazard research landscape: Making a mark by developing a tool for person-environment fit.