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Research interests

Dr Katrina Long is a mixed-method early career researcher with a background in healthcare implementation and evaluation research. Her current work at the Department, the OPTIMISE and PRACTIS projects, focuses on improving access to quality healthcare for people from refugee and limited English proficiency background.

Dr Long is passionate about generating and translating high quality research to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians. To achieve this, she favours mixed methods, co-design and pragmatic approaches to intervention design and implementation. She is particularly interested in exploring issues of quality, access and stigma in mental health and primary health care, for young people, refugees and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Supervision interests

Education/Academic qualification


Psychology, BSc(Hons), Australian National University

External positions

Senior Research Assistant, Swinburne University of Technology

5 Feb 201826 Feb 2019

Research Assistant, The University of Melbourne

Jan 2017Dec 2017

Tutor, Australian National University

Feb 2012Nov 2012

Interviewer, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Apr 2008Jul 2012

Research area keywords

  • Pragmatism
  • Complexity Theory
  • Health services research
  • Mixed methods
  • Implementation science
  • Evaluation
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Health Equity

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Research Output 2018 2019

Being pragmatic about healthcare complexity: Our experiences applying complexity theory and pragmatism to health services research

Long, K. M., McDermott, F. & Meadows, G. N., 20 Jun 2018, In : BMC Medicine. 16, 1, 9 p., 94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Simulation modelling in mental health: A systematic review

Long, K. M. & Meadows, G. N., 2018, In : Journal of Simulation. 12, 1, p. 76-85 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review