Dr Leah Couzner

Research Support Assistant

Research Development and Support

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Leah Couzner is a Research Associate with research interests in the health and wellbeing of older adults. Her research experience has focused on clinical rehabilitation interventions for older adults residing in residential care and the quality of life and health care preferences of older adults. Leah is currently involved in projects focusing on trauma-informed care for older adults and young onset dementia. Leah has previously conducted both quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of health economics, mental health nursing, clinical education and paramedicine. Prior to this she worked in the community aged care sector.

Leah is also employed as a Research Support Assistant in Research Development and Support (Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute), providing administrative assistance in the grant application process.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Flinders University 2017

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) - Flinders University 2008

Certicicate II Community Work - TAFE SA 2002

Honours, awards and grants


Flinders University Academic Internship Program


Flinders University Research Student Conference Travel Grant


Flinders University Research Scholarship


Waterman Honours Scholarship, Flinders University


Health Promotion Association of Australia (SA Branch) Prize

Teaching interests

Leah has experience teaching in first, second and third year undergraduate topics focusing on the Australian health care system, qualitative research methods and sociology and epidemiology.