OUR ENGAGEMENT

Heather Pile

Clinical Research Project Manager

Helping Hand

Heather is a member within Helping Hand’s Care Governance – Client Safety and Quality team, with a keen interest in clinical research.  She has a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Health Administration. She has worked in multiple senior nursing and project manager roles within the public sector and successfully implemented a statewide chemotherapy training education program. Heather has been involved in many change management projects, working closely with clinicians, providing expert guidance in reviewing current practices aligned with guidelines and policies to adopt new ways of working.  She has a strong interest in improving customer well-being and in the use of technology within the aged care environment.

 
 

Marleesa Ly

Research & Evaluation Manager

ECH

Marleesa is a research professional with experience across a wide range of health disciplines including oncology, cardiology, chronic disease management, and community aged care.  She has worked across a variety of study designs and clinical quality registries in both the public and private sector, and has experience in the design, development and implementation of research projects, project and data management, and statistical analysis. Marleesa is currently responsible for managing the ECH Research and Evaluation Portfolio, which is committed to ensuring ECH continues to provide innovative, co-designed, and evidence-based community aged care services to South Australian consumers.

 

Nina Bowes

Senior Manager

Research, Innovation

& Advocacy

Uniting Agewell

Nina has worked in the aged care, public health and community care sectors for close to a decade. She has a Masters of Social Policy and expertise in public policy, governance, reform implementation, and building the strategic capacity of not-for-profit and public sector organisations. Nina is responsible for Uniting AgeWell's research portfolio and innovation strategy, and is working to embed best-practice service design that is conducted in partnership with customers, their families and front-line staff. Nina believes passionately that the combination of strategic thinking and 'on-the-ground know how' can lead to better results for companies and the people they serve.

 

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Olivia Wood

Executive Director 

Consumer Care & Qualily

Fleur Hourihan 

Research &

Ethics Specialist

Uniting NSW.ACT

Fleur has an Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Sydney and has wide experience in population and clinical research with publications in mental health, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, health promotion, pharmacy practice and aged care. Fleur has also undertaken policy development work to support implementation of the NSW Health Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People, mental health-aged care partnership initiatives. As well as her work on the QOL-ACC project, she is also engaged in evaluating the impact of the Uniting person-centred model of care being rolled out across its 75 residential aged care services in NSW & ACT.

 
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