Louise Clark

Manager of Education and Training


PhD, University of Adelaide, 2017; Master of Tropical Health, University of Queensland, 1993; Graduate Diploma Nurse Education, University of New England, 1991; Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1989; Diploma of Midwifery, St Johnís Hospital (UK), 1987; Diploma of Nursing Registered Nurse, Royal Hobart Hospital, 1983.


Darwin - Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus


Louise has led the Education and Training team at Menzies since 2009. This team coordinates and delivers the Charles Darwin University (CDU) postgraduate public health and health research courses. 

Louise has teaching responsibilities for units relating to health systems, health interventions and health policy. She is a member of the CDU Learning and Teaching Committee and represents Menzies in the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia. 

Before moving into public health education, she gained extensive experience in Indigenous health by working at a senior level across health policy, health workforce education, and, research related roles. Louise is an experienced facilitator and evaluator of health and education programs and continues to participate in health workforce policy and research.  

Louise’s research interests relate to knowledge translation and the implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve health outcomes at an individual and population level. Her PhD, titled ‘Implementing Interventions in Indigenous primary health care: A Realist Evaluation’, examined the complexities involved in implementing research evidence at the local level in Indigenous primary health care services. 

She is a collaborator on research projects that focus on continuous quality improvement, knowledge translation and chronic conditions. She is a Churchill Fellow and was awarded a NHMRC PhD Scholarship.

  • Associate Investigator and member of Management Committee for the project An innovation platform for integrated quality improvement in Indigenous primary health, NHMRC (Centre for Research Excellence)
  • Investigator in Aremella Arratyenye-ileme – Doing it Right: Research Knowledge Generation and Translation in Central Australia project, Lowitja Institute
  1. Bailie R, Matthews V, Larkins S, Thompson S, Burgess P, Weeramanthri T, Bailie J, Cunningham F, Kwedza R, Clark L. (2017) Impact of policy support on uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians: a comparative case study. BMJ Open;7(10):e016626. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016626.
  2. Bailie, R., Damin, S., Connors, C., Weeramanthri, T., Clark, L., et al. (2008). Study Protocol: Audit and Best Practice for Chronic Diseases Extension (ABCDE) project. BMC Health Services Research, 8, 184.
  3. Clark, L.A. & Bettison, K. (2002). Connecting Youth: A Snapshot of Vocational Education by Indigenous Youth in Remote NT. Darwin, Menzies School of Health Research.
  4. CRC for Aboriginal and Tropical Health 2000, Technical refinement of the National Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Darwin NT: CRCATH.
  5. Weeramanthri, T.S. & Clark, L. (1999). Chronic diseases. In J. Condon, G. Warman & L. Arnold (Eds.), The Health and Welfare of Territorians (pp. 97-105). Darwin NT: Territory Health Services.
Click here to view more Louise Clark publications in PubMed.