Carly joined the AusHSI team in 2018 as an implementation scientist extensively involved in evaluating Queensland Health’s Integrated Care Innovation Fund (ICIF) projects. In addition to implementation planning and evaluation, her other expertise includes evidence appraisal, knowledge translation and capacity-building.
Carly is passionate about improving patient-centred care through high-quality research, implementation and training for health service staff. As one of AusHSI’s resident qualitative researchers, she enjoys using novel methods to generate high-quality, high-impact service improvement research. With experience across a range of data collection and analysis methods, she has conducted hundreds of interviews and focus groups with health service stakeholders and observed hundreds of hours of health service interactions.
Carly brings a breadth of knowledge from degrees in Linguistics, Education and Health Science. She also draws on 12 years of experience working across all levels of the education sector both in Australia and the Middle East. Her doctoral thesis is a critical sociology of knowledge in maternity care in Australia. This work involved an audit of over 200 obstetric and midwifery journals, a critical appraisal of Australian clinical practice guidelines for antenatal care and a longitudinal critical ethnography in a Queensland maternity unit.