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About Dr Louise Horstmanshof

Dr. Louise Horstmanshof BA(Melb), GradDipApPsych(Swinburne), MOrgPsych(Griffith), PhD(Griffith)
Dr Louise Horstmanshof, a registered psychologist and higher education teaching and learning specialist, has extensive experience delivering teaching and training materials tailored to a range of learning needs. She has assessed and reported on curricula, programs and interventions. Louise is Director of Postgraduate Education for the School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University. She has led two Australian Department of Health (previously HWA) simulation grant projects for SCU. These projects aimed to provide workforce development for professional entry students from Nursing and Allied Health and for staff members at partner facilities. With her team, she won a community engagement award for her work with older adults in independent living arrangements. Louise is passionate about preparing the future health workforce.

Louise has been researching and publishing for the over 20 years. She is also a regular reviewer for several national and international journals.
Her research interests and publications cover a range of topics that include the management of loneliness in Aged Care Residents, Deaf people communicating via SMS, wellbeing among final year school students, homesickness, the transfer of training for workplace health and safety officers, adjustment and transition among sojourners, peer support for postgraduate students and their supervisors, and internationalisation of the curriculum. She has presented peer reviewed conference papers both nationally and internationally in the areas of Psychology and Higher Education and also supported colleagues in their attempts to publish and present at conferences. She is a regular reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals.


Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Health and Human Sciences

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Community Engagement Award - SCU 2013


2008 PhD, Griffith University - Australia

Contact Information

PO BOx 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3759
Mobile: 0412051721


Journal articles (22)

Editorials, book reviews, commentaries, repsonses etc. (1)

Conference publications (19)