Associate Professor Louise Freebairn
Associate Professor Louise Freebairn is a Senior Research Fellow at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Director, Knowledge Translation and Health Outcomes, Epidemiology Section, at ACT Health and also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor affiliation with the Research School for Population Health at the Australian National University.
Her research interests include building capacity to co-produce knowledge and using evidence to guide policy decision-making with an emphasis on participatory dynamic simulation modelling. She has worked with health services in the ACT and NSW since 1997 in several areas including clinical psychology, health services planning and epidemiology.
Associate Professor Freebairn is currently managing a Prevention Centre research project that is using big data and dynamic simulation modelling to tackle child and adolescent overweight and obesity in Australia.
She has held a ministerial appointment to the ACT Children and Young People Death Review Committee since 2012 and was a member of the ACT Health Human Research Ethics Social Research Sub-committee from 2013 to 2015.
- Harnessing big data and dynamic simulation modelling to tackle child and adolescent overweight and obesity and unsustainable healthcare expenditure in Australia
- Impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of Australian adolescents
- All About You: Using social media to engage youth and understand health behaviour
- Building a local workforce of dynamic modellers
- Simulation modelling helps to unpick causes of gestational diabetes
- PhD project builds network to tackle diabetes in pregnancy
- Project expanded to tackle all forms of diabetes in pregnancy