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Ms Louise Baldwin

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health

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Name
Ms Louise Baldwin
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Other Built Environment and Design
Phone
+61 7 3138 5885
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Master Health Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Qualifications:

- PhD Candidate (QUT)

Topic:  Barriers and facilitators for sustaining chronic disease prevention health promotion programs in Australia

- Master Health Science (Health Promotion) (QUT)

- Bachelor Education (Secondary) (QUT)

Committee Member South West Pacific Region – International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Keywords

Health promotion, Community-based and settings-based approaches for health, Sustainability of health promotion programs and policies, Partnerships and collaborations for improved health outcomes, Skin cancer prevention and early detection, Built environment design and health, Supportive environments for health

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Louise Baldwin  is a health promotion specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in health promotion in Australia.   Louise’s expertise lies in health promotion and chronic disease prevention with many years’ experience in skin cancer prevention and early detection. She currently leads a large scale project investigating effective  community-based responses to improve health outcomes. Louise recently received a QUT Engagement Innovation grant to support an initiative on the intersection between design and health with a focus on sun protective apparel and shade.  She also manages a project with the Centre for Health Law Research on regional and rural local governments and the World Health Organisation’s Health in All Policies approach. Louise has a strong focus on partnerships to improve health outcomes and sustaining health promotion programs long term, with reduced resources. Louise is the past chair of the National Skin Cancer Committee for Cancer Council Australia and the current editor of the South West Pacific Health Promotion Communique. Louise has held many positions with the Australian Health Promotion Association including Queensland Vice President and is a member of the South West Pacific Committee of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) .

This information has been contributed by Ms Louise Baldwin.

Experience

  • real world needs assessments with a focus on developing responses for real world action
  • development, implementation and evaluation of large scale health promotion programs in Australia
  • sustainability of health promotion programs with minimal resources
  • community based and settings based approaches for health promotion
  • strategic planning, partnership management.

Current projects:

  • Project Manager for  a large project investigating effective community-based approaches to improve community health outcomes in regional and rural Queensland.
  • Project Leader in a partnership with Creative Industries Faculty, investigating  the intersection between design and health with a  focus on sun protection  through the “Cool and Covered : designing out skin cancer in Australia” project.  We thank our partners the Design Institute of Australia; Cancer Council Australia and the WHO Collaborating Centre on UV Radiation.  We gratefully acknowledge funding from the QUT Engagement Innovation Grants, 2016.
  • Project Manager for Faculty of Health and Faculty of Law project investigating the role of rural and regional  Local Governments in responding to the World Health Organisation’s Health in All Policies recommendations.
This information has been contributed by Ms Louise Baldwin.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Nominee - QUT Mentor of the Year 2017
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2017
Details
Regional Committee Member, South West Pacific Region of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) Chair, Membership subcommittee