Edilene McInnes

Edilene McInnes
 Position PhD Candidate
 Org Unit Public Health
 Email edilene.lopesmcinnes@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0617
 Location Floor/Room WS9062.16 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    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.


  • Qualifications

    The University of Adelaide

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Public Health, 2015 - current


    The University of Adelaide

    Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Public Health, 2012 - 2014


    Campinas State University (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

    Post-Grad Diploma, Science Communication, 2005 - 2006


    Rio de Janeiro State University (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

    BA, Public Relations, 2001 - 2003


    Rio de Janeiro State University (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

    BA, Journalism, 1997 - 2000

  • Awards & Achievements

    Endeavour Fellowship 2016
    The Australian Government Department of Education and Training - 2015

    South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet Supplementary Scholarship

    Department of Premier and Cabinet - 2015

    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

    The University of Adelaide - 2015


    Professional Capacity Program Scholarship

    Rio de Janeiro State University/ Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - 2002


    Professional development scholarship (undergraduate)

    Rio de Janeiro State University/ Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - 1999


  • Publications

    Journal articles



    Street, J., Cox, H., Lopes, E., Motlik, J., & Hanson, L. (2018). Supporting youth wellbeing with a focus on eating well and being active: views from an Aboriginal community deliberative forum. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 127-132. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12763


    Lopes, Edilene, Street, Jackie, Carter, Drew, & Merlin, Tracy. (2015). Involving patients in health technology funding decisions: stakeholder perspectives on processes used in Australia. Health Expectations. doi: 10.1111/hex.12356

    Lopes, Edilene, Carter, Drew, & Street, Jackie. (2015). Power relations and contrasting conceptions of evidence in patient-involvement processes used to inform health funding decisions in Australia. Social Science & Medicine, 135(0), 84-91.

    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.04.021




    Book chapters


    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. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-4068-9_13



    Report for an external body

    Lopes McInnes, E., Carter, D. A., & Street, J. (2018). YourSAy Online engagement with South Australians: an evaluation survey. Adelaide.



    Conference presentations


    Edilene Lopes, Jackie Street, Drew Carter, Tracy Merlin. Stakeholder views on Australian public- and patient-involvement in HTA. {Oral} Health Technology Assessment International 12th Annual Meeting. Oslo, Norway, June 14-17, 2015.


    Jackie Street, Edilene Lopes, Tania Stafinski. Teasing apart the patient and citizen: the peril in using the term public. {Oral} Health Technology Assessment International 12th Annual Meeting. Oslo, Norway, June 14-17, 2015.


    Edilene Lopes do Carmo, Jackie Street, Drew Carter, Tracy Merlin. Excluding patient and citizen voices from health-care funding decision-making: what is the public health impact? {Oral} PHAA 42nd Annual Conference - “fair go” for health: tackling physical, social and psychological inequality. Melbourne, Australia, September 16-18, 2013.


    Media (research outputs)

    Patient consultations on new tech must improve

    Tech talk breakdowns costly



  • Professional Associations

    Member, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)


    Member, Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi)


    Citizen and Community Involvement Working Group, HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Patient/Citizen Involvement in HTA


  • Community Engagement

    Workshop coordinator, Health Science Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) - 2013 to 2014


    Producer, Program Coordinator, Radio Adelaide/NeoVoices program – 2009 to 2013


    Volunteer/ Student Ambassador, Education Adelaide – March to Dec 2009

    Volunteer, Comissão Somar (not-for-profit environmental organisation/work related) – April 2007 - June 2008



    Volunteer/Event organisation/marketing, Instituto Tannus Assistencial e Educacional (ITAE)

    (Educational NGO – Brazil) – April 2005 – June 2006


    Volunteer/Member of the marketing team, Movimento de Reintegração das Pessoas Atingidas pela Hanseníase (MoHAN) (Health promotion NGO) – March to August 2002


    Volunteer/Public relations, Sociedade de Amigos para o Reflorestamento (ONG Florescer)

    (Environmental NGO) – Feb to March 2004


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