Dr Louise Byrne is currently employed at RMIT University as a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Management.
Louise was awarded the inaugural 2017 RMIT Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship to conduct research in the United States and will be based at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health for several months in 2018.
Louise has been a Chief Investigator on past and present projects that combined have been awarded over $1.3 million in competitive funding. Louise’s research interests include mental health lived experience/peer workforce development, recovery principles, health professional capacity building and diversity/inclusion employment. Louise has nearly 10 years University research and teaching experience on lived experience in mental health and has worked in lived experience specific positions since 2004.
During the years of 2013 – 2017 Louise was awarded several times for outstanding contributions to research and teaching in the area of lived experience/peer mental health work and concepts.
Louise has also been featured on respected national media including Radio National ‘Life Matters’ and ABC’s ‘Q&A’.
Louise has a firm commitment to industry based, industry relevant research and believes effective engagement, relationship building and collaboration with industry and other stakeholders is essential for best practice research outcomes.