Dr Eileen Willis has a research interest in Indigenous public health policy particularly access to health care. She is currently working on an NHMRC funded project across three states examining quality and risk issues for Aboriginal Hospital Liaison officers. She also has research expertise in the impact of health reform on working time.
Projects have ranged from examining the impact of Excelcare on nurse's caring time, enterprise bargaining and working time for health professionals, and the development of a community mental health worktime tool for the SA public sector. She is a member of the European consortium RANCARE, on rationed care. Local projects include a study on rationed care and infection control, and the development and evaluation of a nurse-led intervention to reduce adverse events following the proposed shifts in IHPA funding.
She was the foundation editor of the international journal, Health Sociology Review, and currently serves on the editorial board.