- Associate Professor Louisa Coglan
- Associate Professor
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
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- Applied Economics
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Doctor of Philosophy by Publication (University of Portsmouth)
Fisheries economics, Environmental economics, Fisheries management, Resource management, Marine policy
Dr. Louisa Coglan is Associate Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining QUT in 2006, Louisa worked at the University of Portsmouth, UK, where she was Principal Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Associate Dean of the Business School.
Louisa’s research areas include:
- Applied policy research
- Theoretical and technical applications
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis
- Baseline performance measurement in health care and fisheries.
Louisa has led the economics component on both regional and national health care research projects in both primary and secondary health care services. Examples of her work include
- mental health services restructuring
- demand characteristics of GP out-of-hours services
- cost-effectiveness of speech language therapy for very young children cost-effectiveness and safety of epidural steroids in the management of sciatica
- a decision analytic model was used to compare the monetary cost of offering each of the four alternative health interventions against their success measures, to directly inform best practice in promoting healthy lifestyles to Queenslanders
Louisa’s research also includes the measurement and analysis of economic performance in fisheries. Examples of her research to date include
- appropriate measures of economic performance in small scale, multi species, multi gear fisheries
- factors that contribute to a vessel’s level of efficiency
- implications of heterogeneity in fisher performance for fisheries management.
Louisa has produced a number of journal articles in international referee journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Marine Policy, Aquatic Living Resources and Fisheries Research, Aquaculture Economics & Management, Journal of Agriculture Economics, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.
Louisa has been successful in securing funding from a diverse range of sources including, in the UK, various NHS Trusts, National institute of Health Care (Health Technology Assessment) and Higher Education Funding Council of England; European Union; and in Australia, the Fisheries Development Council (FRDC) and Seafood CRC in Australia.
Louisa supervises a number of PhD students researching in the areas of decision tools for sustainable development in coastal zones, environmental change and impact on aquaculture industry, the role of offsets in the marine environment and the economics feasibility of biofuels.
Louisa is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Louisa has an extensive record of innovative teaching and support of student learning from over two decades of teaching in HE, and has received learning and teaching awards and external commendations for her work in both the UK and Australia.
Louisa is currently unit co-ordinator for the core Economics unit on the Business Program at QUT (with approximately 2000 students per academic year) and Economics of the Real World (EFB225). This unit provides students with a real opportunity to explore contemporary economic and social issues in depth.
Louisa’s has a track record in the development and delivery of professional courses. In the UK, she developed professional training courses for health clinicians to enable them to meet the requirement to support clinical research with a rigorous economic evidence base. In Australia, she has provided professional training workshops for the fishing industry (funded by Seafood CRC) to raise the awareness and de-mystify the role of economics in fisheries policy decision making for fisheries managers, industry representatives and fisheries biologists.
- Project analysis including investment analysis, cost benefits analysis and developmental project appraisal
- Corporate investment policy
- Teaching economics to non-economists.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Economic Analyses of Australia's Sydney Rock Oyster Industry (2015)
- Quantifying Economic Values of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services and Assessing Their Use in Decision-Making: Applications in New Caledonia and Australia (2014)