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Louise Horstmanshof

BA(Melb), GradDipApPsych(Swinburne), MOrgPsych(Griffith), PhD(Griffith)

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Health

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Faculty of Health Room 2.35 Z Block Lismore Campus, Lismore
Louise Horstmanshof


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Dr Louise Horstmanshof has been researching and publishing for over 20 years. She has led two Australian Department of Health (formerly HWA) grant projects for SCU. Her team won a community engagement award for their work in linking professional entry students from Nursing and Allied Health with community aged care.


Dr Horstmanshof is an active researcher and has peer review publications in the field of higher education, preparation of the health workforce, productive ageing, simulation and communication. She is a regular reviewer for several national and international journals.

Community engagement

Dr Horstmanshof is a member of the steering committee for the Dementia Inclusive Ballina Inc Alliance, previously the Dementia Friendly Alliance (Northern Rivers, NSW). She has served on the Regional Executive of the United Protestant Association (UPA) North Coast Region, NSW and is a committee member of the Australian Psychologyical Society North Coast Branch.


Dr Horstmanshof has a long-standing interest in building research capacity and developing research skills across the major stages of the research career trjectory. She has conceptualised, designed and developed online postgraduate units on conducting systematic reviews and preparing research proposals. She has examined theses and supervises Honours and PhD students in Health.


 Dr Horstmanshof has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across SCU, Griffith and Bond. Having worked in the Teaching and Learning departments of both SCU and Griffith University, she has expertise in curriculum development and assessment. Most recently has guided the development of asynchronous online postgraduate courses in health.

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