Dr Emma Thomas

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3176 5356


Emma is a Research Fellow and Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow within the Centre for Online Health (Centre for Health Services Research) at the University of Queensland. She provides input into a range of telehealth projects across the centre. She has a particular interest in using telehealth within the care and management of people with cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases to enhance self-management and reduce barriers to access. Underpinning her work more broadly is an interest in scaling-up effective interventions, monitoring the quality of their delivery and ensuring equitable provision of health services.

Emma completed her PhD (2019) at the University of Melbourne in the School of Population and Global Health as an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar. Her thesis aimed to understand how the evidence-practice gap in cardiac rehabilitation can be reduced in Australian through enhanced monitoring and evaluation. Emma has also worked across various other research groups including at the University of Oxford at a WHO Collaborating Centre focused on population approaches for non-communicable disease prevention, the Non-Communicable Disease Unit at the University of Melbourne, and a Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation (University of Queensland). She has also worked for the Heart Foundation as an academic advisor and also a senior project manager.

Emma has a strong interest in implementation science and sits on the Editorial Board for the journal Implementation Science Communications. She is also part of the Emerging Leaders Committee for the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA), and a committee member of the Australian Cardiovascular health and Rehabilitation Association (QLD branch).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Masters (Coursework) of Public Health, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland


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Available Projects

  • A scholarship for this project will be adverstised in 2024. If interested, please contact me.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • A scholarship for this project will be adverstised in 2024. If interested, please contact me.