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Dr Louise Townsin's current research focus includes teacher professional development, stigma of mental illness, access to health services by culturally and linguistically diverse consumers, and community engagement in research. She uses qualitative methods, including participatory action research, to explore educational interventions to encourage sustainable attitudinal and behavioural change.

Research Profile

Dr Louise Townsin is responsible for leading Research Management Services at Torrens University Australia. She provides strategic support for research and research training activities and develops and implements systems and processes that promote high quality research management, monitoring and reporting for both internal development and external reporting purposes. Dr Louise Townsin also undertakes research in Education and Health, and has a particular interest in intercultural communication and cultural contexts of learning, teaching and health and wellbeing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, The potential of a pedagogy for border crossing: Encouraging intercultural learning for outbound undergraduates at an Australian university, 2018, Torrens University Australia. February 2014 to December 2017


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