Dr Louise Heuzenroeder

Casual Professional

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Louise spent the first decade of her career working in clinical, educational and managerial roles in Flinders Medical Centre’s Emergency Department. The second decade was spent in Victoria, working in clinical, research and management roles in public health. The last decade has been spent in strategic, service and policy areas with SA Health. Louise's doctoral research involved the development and psychometric testing of a new Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) and Carer Reported Experience Measure (CREM) for use by older people (and their carers) in the hopsital setting. Louise's research interests include improving hospital care for older people, including people with dementia and promoting and measuring the experience of care against the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. Louise has research expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, with specialist expertise in co-design, Delpi technique and Rasch analysis.


2020 Doctor of Philosophy Flinders University

2003 Master of Health Science (Public Health Practice) by research La Trobe University

2002 Master of Public Health (Health Program Evaluation adn Health Economics) by coursework University of Melbourne

2000 Master of Business Administration Deakin University

1994 Cardiac Nursing Course Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses (SA) Inc.

1991 Bachelor of Nursing Flinders University

1990 Accident and Emergency Nursing Course Flinders Medical Centre

1985 Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing) South Australian College of Advanced Education (Sturt)

Honours, awards and grants

2017 Dementia Australia Consumer Priority PhD Scholarship

Key responsibilities


Heuzenroeder L, Ibrahim F, Khadka J, Woodman R, Kitson A. A Delphi study to identify content for a new Patient Reported Experience Measure based on the 10 Principles of Dignity in Care. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2020 (in press).

Heuzenroeder, L. Using the Consumer Companion Guide to talk about dementia. MedicSA, November 2017.

Laver K, Cumming R, Dyer S, Agar M, Anstey K, Beattie E, Brodaty H, Broe T, Clemson L, Crotty M, Dietz M, Draper B, Flicker L, Friel M, Heuzenroeder L, Koch S, Kurrle S, Nay R, Pond D, Thompson J, Santalucia Y, Whitehead C, Yates M. Clinical Guidelines for Dementia in Australia. Med J Aust. 2016 March 14; 204(5): 1-3e. Guidelines.

Perimal-Lewis L; Bradley C; Hakendorf PH; Whitehead C; Heuzenroeder L; Crotty M. The relationship between in-hospital location and outcomes of care in patients diagnosed with dementia and/or delirium diagnoses: analysis of patient journey. BMC Geriatrics. 16(1):190, 2016 Nov 24.

O'Leary CM, Heuzenroeder L, Elliott EJ, Bower C. A review of policies on alcohol use during pregnancy in Australia and other English-speaking countries, 2006. Med J Aust. 2007 May 7;186(9):466-71. Review.

Heuzenroeder L, Donnelly M, Haby MM, Mihalopoulos C, Rossell R, Carter R, Andrews G, Vos T. Cost-effectiveness of psychological and pharmacological interventions for generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2004 Aug;38(8):602-12.

Kavanagh AM, Davidson N, Jolley D, Heuzenroeder L, Chapman A, Evans J, Gertig DM, Amos A. Determinants of false positive recall in an Australian mammographic screening program. Breast. 2006 Aug;15(4):510-8. Epub 2005 Nov 8.

Buchbinder R, Barber M, Heuzenroeder L, Wluka AE, Giles G, Hall S, Harkness A, Lewis D, Littlejohn G, Miller MH, Ryan PF, Jolley D. Incidence of melanoma and other malignancies among rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate.

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