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Louisa Lam joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a lecturer in March 2011. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience in Hong Kong and Australia. She is specialised in coronary care and has a Masters degree in public health and recently completed a PhD in 2014 titled "Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in the Emergency Department".

Prior to joining the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Louisa was working as a project manager at the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre managing the ARISE-RCT study, a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial of early goal-directed therapy in sepsis (EGDT). Previously, Louisa also worked with the Monash Accident Research Centre and the Pre-Hospital and Trauma Group at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. 


Her research area included observational injury prevention, road trauma studies, perspective randomised, blinded, controlled trials in the area of heart failure as well as intensive care medicine and cross-sectional studies exploring stress, burn-out, depression and level of job satisfaction in nurses. 

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 2008 2019

An evaluation of a positive psychological intervention to reduce burnout among nurses

Luo, Y-H., Li, H., Plummer, V., Cross, W. M., Lam, L., Guo, Y., Yin, Y. & Zhang, J., 19 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A study protocol of mobile phone app-based cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk mothers

Sun, M., Tang, S., Chen, J., Li, Y., Bai, W., Plummer, V., Lam, L., Qin, C. & Cross, W. M., 7 Jun 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 7 p., 710.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

A systematic review of prevalence and risk factors of postpartum depression in Chinese immigrant women

Chen, J., Cross, W. M., Plummer, V., Lam, L. & Tang, S., Dec 2019, In : Women and Birth. 32, 6, p. 487-492 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in Australian emergency nurses: A descriptive cross-sectional study

O'Callaghan, E. L., Lam, L., Cant, R. & Moss, C., 19 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Emergency Nursing. 8 p., 100785.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Perceptions of shared decision making among people with serious mental illness: An integrative review

Huang, C., Plummer, V., Lam, L. & Cross, W., 24 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Collaboration on community projects

Prevalence of compassion fatigue in emergency nurses

Erin O'Callaghan (Contributor), Louisa Lam (Contributor), Cheryle Moss (Director)
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Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsCollaboration on community projects