Dr Louise Reynolds

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Dr Louise Reynolds has a research interest the scholarship of teaching, with a focus on the first year transition experience. 

Prior to joining Flinders University, Dr Reynolds was employed with the state ambulance service in various operational capacities.

Doctor of Philosophy, 2008, University of South Australia, School of Management, Division of Business. Title: Beyond the Frontline: An interpretive ethnography of an ambulance service. The thesis argues that ambulance organisational culture compromises three inter-related and complex phenomena of time, space and interaction. In describing, interpreting and 'imagining' these phenomena, ambulance organisational culture is viewed as a metaphor for the way in which a group makes sense of its organisation.  This thesis contributes to the body of knowledge in health care and management disciplines that also 'goes beyond' the notion that ambulance workers are merely 'stretcher bearers' or 'drivers' for the medical profession and the community by acknowledging their contribution to health outcomes.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) 2010 Flinders University

Bachelor of Health Science (Pre-hospital care) 1997 Charles Sturt University

Diploma of Applied Science
(Ambulance Studies) 1995 SA Ambulance Service
Honours, awards and grants
2010 Fellow of Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (now Paramedics Australasia)

2002 Finalist in the "Research Student of the Year" University of South Australia Postgraduate Students Association
Key responsibilities

Member: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Student Progress Committee
Member: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Board 
Member: First Year Community of Practice

Research expertise
Business and management
Health services research
Learning and teaching
Public health and health services
Research interests
Dr Louise Reynolds as a broad research in pre-hospital health care service delivery in various contexts.  This includes how service delivery changes depending on the social, political, geographic context. 

In addition to this research interest, Dr Reynolds has been actively involved in researching the first year student transition experience.
Teaching interests
I have strong interest in assisting students make a positive transition to university.  For those students who are new to university, as well as those students who have not been in a learning environment for some time, I coordinate various academic skills programs to ensure that they have a successful start to their university experience in order achieve their learning goals.

Teaching across the Bachelor of Health Sciences program - health care systems, health policy, health management and health research, I am able to see the incremental skill development of students, thereby encouraging them to apply their learning to their intended future practice.
Supervisory interests
Health care systems
Pre-hospital care
Qualitative research methods
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Health Services (1), Disability (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Jillian Arthur

University Medal - APR 2014

Tania Smitham

University Medal - APR 2015


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