• 319 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

Research output per year

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Dr Louise Wiles is 'Project Manager: Research' within the Patient Safety Group, Australian Centre for Precision Health (ACPreH) at the University of South Australia. I am also a Research Fellow at Macquarie University and Physiotherapist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  

The projects that I work on align to my three main areas of interest:

Appropriate (quality) health care

CareTrack Aged (NHMRC Project Grant APP1143223) will assess the appropriateness of residents’ care and their quality of life in Australian aged care facilities (2018-2021).  Our work on the recently concluded CareTrack Kids project (NHMRC Partnership Grant APP1065898) saw the development, testing, and analysis of over 450 ‘quality’ indicators that were applied in a large-scale medical record audit of nearly 7000 Australian children.


In collaboration with Professor Lorimer Moseley’s Body In Mind group, we are developing and piloting an e-health intervention aimed at reducing pain for breast cancer survivors. This work follows on from the STANDING Collaboration study (NHMRC Program Grant: Creating safe, effective systems of care: The translational challenge APP1054146) which tested a new method for developing recommendations for appropriate/quality care with stakeholders, and was evaluated using multi-methods analyses. The ultimate objective of this research stream is to co-create scientifically accurate and meaningful information with and for consumers.   

Consumer engagement

Consumer engagement underpins much of our work. I am lead author of a systematic review of ‘Consumer engagement in health care policy, research and services: methods and effects’ using a new approach to partner with stakeholders (in progress).

Louise is currently supervising two HDR (Higher Degree Research) candidates and is always keen to discuss potential research topics especially in areas related to measuring and/or improving the quality of health care, e-health and consumer engagement.

If you are interested in collaborating, or just having a chat, please feel free to drop me an email.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

1 Feb 200918 Dec 2012

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of South Australia

1 Feb 199722 Dec 2000


  • health services research,
  • quality and safety of care
  • clinical indicators
  • consumer engagement
  • eHealth

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Research Output

  • 319 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 13 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Assessing appropriateness of paediatric asthma management: A population-based sample survey

on behalf of the CareTrack Kids Investigative Team, 1 Jan 2020, In : Respirology. 25, 1, p. 71-79 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing the appropriateness of paediatric antibiotic overuse in Australian children: A population-based sample survey

Arnolda, G., Hibbert, P., Ting, H. P., Molloy, C., Wiles, L., Warwick, M., Snelling, T., Homaira, N., Jaffe, A. & Braithwaite, J., 24 Apr 2020, In : BMC Pediatrics. 20, 1, 185.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guideline adherence in the management of head injury in Australian children: A population-based sample survey

on behalf of the CareTrack Kids Investigative Team, 1 Feb 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 2, e0228715.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Quality of care for acute abdominal pain in children

Zurynski, Y., Zurynski, Y., Churruca, K., Arnolda, G., Dalton, S., Ting, H. P., Hibbert, P. D., Hibbert, P. D., Molloy, C., Molloy, C., Wiles, L. K., Wiles, L. K., De Wet, C. & Braithwaite, J., 1 Jun 2020, In : BMJ Quality and Safety. 29, 6, p. 509-516 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: Systematic review

Lin, I., Wiles, L., Waller, R., Goucke, R., Nagree, Y., Gibberd, M., Straker, L., Maher, C. G. & O'Sullivan, P. P. B., 1 Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54, 2, p. 79-86 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

42 Citations (Scopus)