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Professor Eileen Willis

PhD, M.Ed, B.Ed, Cert Teaching
Research Training Lead - Hlth & Workforce
School of Graduate Research
About Me

I have joined Central Queensland University on a part-time basis to work with academic staff within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences on research projects dealing with health workforce. 


Professor Eileen Willis has research interests in Indigenous public health policy and the impact of health reform on the work of health professionals. Research projects have included the impact of Excelcare, enterprise bargaining and the Medicare incentives on working time for health professionals. She has conducted research on the gynaecological cancer workforce, and the development of a community mental health professional's working time measure. She is currently engaged in two research projects examining the impact of rationalised care in the public hospital system and the Queensland Health Nurse Navigator evaluation. She has also conducted research on the work of Paramedics, Hospital Scientists, Personal Care Attendants and Medical doctors.  She was the foundation editor of the international journal, Health Sociology Review, and currently serves on the editorial board. She is also on the foundation editorial board of Leadership and Policy Quarterly

Universities Studied At

Adelaide University: Doctor of Philosophy, 2004

University of New England:  Masters of Education 1985

South Australian College of Advanced Education: Bachelor of Education 1980 

Universities Worked At

Flinders University 1986 to 2016

Central Queensland University 2019-2020

Professional Memberships

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Association of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)

Chair: Paramedic Accreditation Committee, AHPRA


Editorial Board: Health Sociology Review

Editorial Board: Leadership and Policy Quarterly

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4205 Nursing
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy
Factors impacting on the ability of people with acquired disabilities to gain and/or sustain employment: An Australian study
Associate Supervisor
Master of Health Science
Capturing and demonstrating the value of Nurse Navigation as a vehicle for changing healthcare funding models
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Listening at the cultural interface: A co-produced story of a learner-centred alternate model of education for remote aboriginal adolescents.
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Nursing - Nursing not elsewhere classified
My research interest is in workforce issues, particularly the impact of New Public Management of the work of health professionals

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