Higher Degree by Research 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.
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 Competency Portuguese Can peer review Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
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)
Year Citation 2017 Street, J., & Lopes, E. (2017). Deliberative methods to involve patients in HTA. In K. Facey, H. Ploug-Hansen, & A. Single (Eds.), Patient Involvement in Health Technology Assessment (1st ed., pp. 165-174). Singapore: Springer.
Year Citation 2015 Lopes McInnes, E., Street, J., Carter, D., & Merlin, T. (2015). Stakeholder views on Australian public- and patient-involvement in HTA. In Online programme. Oslo, Norway. 2013 Lopes do Carmo, E., Street, J. M., Carter, D. A., & Merlin, T. L. (2013). Excluding patient and citizen voices from health-care funding decision-making: what is the public health impact?. In Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) 42nd Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
Year Citation 2015 Street., Lopes McInnes., & Stafinski, Tania, T. S. (2015). Teasing apart the patient and citizen: the peril in using the term public (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of online. Oslo, Norway. 2015 Street., Lopes McInnes., & Stafinski, Tania, T. S. (2015). Teasing apart the patient and citizen: the peril in using the term public (Oral presentation). Poster session presented at the meeting of online. Oslo, Norway.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2018 Lopes McInnes, E., Carter, D. A., & Street, J. (2018). YourSAy Online engagement with South Australians: an evaluation survey. Adelaide.
Year Citation 2014 Lopes McInnes, E. (2014). Public and patient involvement in government health funding decision making in Australia. (Master's Thesis, The University of Adelaide).
Year Citation 2018 Lopes McInnes, E., & Carter, D. (2018). YourSAy online engagement with South Australians: an evaluation survey.
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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