Edilene Lopes McInnes

Mrs Edilene Lopes McInnes,Edilene Lopes McInnes

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a public health researcher with a background in journalism and public relations. I have professional experience organising communication activities in health promotion and public health area.
I am currently undertaking my PhD at the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. My project title is "Designing and evaluating HTA public involvement processes: a complex systems adaptive systems approach".

My project will provide guidance on how public involvement processes should to be designed in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) by using a complex adaptive systems approach. First, it will define how ‘public’ and related terms should be used through a comprehensive literature search and consultation with key stakeholders. It will establish how to design and evaluate public involvement processes based on a systematic review and semi-structured interviews and focus groups with HTA agency representatives; researchers; health industry representatives; policy makers; public; and patient representatives. Participants will be drawn from Australia and Canada for comparison between approaches used in these two countries.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Research Assistant University of South Australia
    2019 - 2019 Research Assistant University of South Australia
    2019 - 2019 Teaching assistant The University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Research Assistant The University of Adelaide
    2015 PhD candidate University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Interviewer Newfocus Market Research
    2011 - 2012 Admin Officer Salford College (Adelaide)
    2010 - 2010 Business Advisory Coordinator Business SA
    2007 - 2008 Journalist Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
    2007 - 2007 Journalist Imprensa Livre
    2005 - 2006 Parliamentary Assistant Camara Municipal de Paraty (Paraty City Council)
    2004 - 2005 Project Manager Rio de Janeiro State University
    2003 - 2004 Communications Manager Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
    2001 - 2003 Journalist Rio de Janeiro State University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Fellowship Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 2016 The Australian Government Department of Education and Training Australia
    2015 Scholarship Australia Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Scholarship Department of Premier and Cabinet Supplementary Scholarship South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Portuguese Can peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Philosophy (Public Health)
    2005 - 2006 State University of Campinas Brazil Science Communication Grad. Diploma
    2001 - 2003 Rio de Janeiro State University Brazil Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
    1997 - 2001 Rio de Janeiro State University Brazil Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
  • Research Interests

Teaching assistant 
March 2019 - December 2019
Facilitator/teaching assistant for classes of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
The course relates to basic research and professional oral/written communication skills to first-year students of a University course. This role also involved marking assignments and providing feedback to students in writing and face-to-face.

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member HTAi Canada
    2013 - ongoing Member PHAA Australia
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83130617
  • Email: edilene.lopesmcinnes@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6885
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.16
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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