As an accomplished acute disease researcher, Prof. Cullen has focused on biomarkers and the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with acute cardiac diseases in the Emergency Department.
Since 2014, Louise Cullen has published over 130 peer reviewed articles and has been cited 4391 times, including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Her research has focussed on strategies to improve efficiency, whilst maintaining safety for patients with possible ACS, syncope, heart failure, shortness of breath and atrial fibrillation. More recently, Prof Cullen’s research endeavours include Health Services Research, identifying and then translating value-based care initiatives and supporting capacity building in emergency research.
Prof. Cullen has been extensively involved translation of research findings into changed clinical practice. She is currently the Professional lead for the Promoting Value-based care in the ED (PROV-ED) Project and recently the Clinical Lead in the Accelerated Chest pain Risk Evaluation project (ACRE 2012-9), implementing changed practice models of care across Queensland Health for ED patients based on her research, resulting in significant improvements in ED efficiency while maintaining patient safety.