A/Professor Louise Hickman expertise is in both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research which is grounded in her qualifications in Nursing, Masters of Public Health and a PhD.
A/Professor Hickman's primary research focus and current research projects are in improving care in ageing, cardiovascular chronic disease, cognitive decline, dementia, palliative care and translational research that bridges the gaps between the acute care sector, community and residential aged care.
A/Professor Louise Hickman is Director of Studies Palliative Care Programs IMPACCT Faculty of Health, in this leadership role Dr Hickman is responsible for the quality management; curriculum design and accreditation of a suite of dynamic clinically relevant palliative care post graduate courses and programs from 2019 onwards. These courses are designed to address the significant need to build palliative care workforce capacity across the health care system. A/Professor Hickman has been appointed and invited to sit on a number of internal and external industry committees and reference groups for clinical research and curricula. A/Professor Hickman is Editor-In-Chief, Contemporary Nurse.