Dr Camille La Brooy

Senior Consultant

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Dr Camille La Brooy is an experienced health researcher and evaluator with particular expertise in social policy. Her qualifications include a PhD, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Bachelor of Commerce, and Diploma of Modern Languages.

Prior to joining AHA, Camille worked as a Research Fellow and Senior Study Coordinator at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University for four years. Before that, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (University of Melbourne) for eight years.

Much of Camille’s work has involved diverse research methodologies and participatory approaches to evaluation. Her expertise includes qualitative interviews, co-research, co-design, ethnography, focus groups, comparative case study analyses, surveys, and systematic reviews.

In addition, Camille has extensive field experience working with diverse groups including First Nations populations; refugee, asylum seeker and other culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people experiencing homelessness; patient and carer groups; people with lived experience of suicide; and other under-served populations. She also has considerable experience working with health professionals.

Her academic research projects include:

  • A New Direction in Care? An Evaluation of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation
  • Impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on food security in inner metropolitan Melbourne
  • Exploring the impact of price transparency on price variation and out-of-pocket costs
  • The Drop-in Project: A study of people experiencing homelessness and social disadvantage
  • Evaluating the Planning Implementation and Effectiveness of Closing the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disadvantage
  • Evaluation of the Cancer Council Under Screened Recruitment Program
  • Building the Evidence: Responding to the Needs of Recently Arrived Refugee and Asylum Seeker Populations

Camille has authored more than 40 academic publications, reports, and conference papers, and has been awarded more than $1 million in research grants, in addition to multiple scholarships and academic awards. She is a member of the Australian Evaluation Society, International Public Policy Association, Sociological Association of Australia, International Political Science Association, and International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Camille brings expertise in diverse research methodologies and participatory approaches to evaluation.