Niki Ellis | What I do

What I do

Niki Ellis’ unusual combination of technical skills in occupational and public health, and experience in public policy, business and research along with her competence in stakeholder management; has resulted in her being well placed to assist organisations with innovation in health and research.

She currently works as a consultant to a variety of government, not for profit and private sector organisations and as a non-executive director.

Niki studied medicine. She is a specialist in both occupational and public health medicine, but quickly realised that clinical medicine was not for her. Fortunately a consultant for whom she was working at the Royal Hobart Hospital, who had previously been a Tasmanian Minister for Health, suggested she consider public health, and so her chosen career began in the Division of Public Health. She enjoyed a decade working for government, moving to the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission for the second half of the 80s.

In 1990 Niki left the public service to set up her own strategic occupational and public health consultancy, NE&A Pty Ltd, which she ran out of Sydney, Melbourne and for a while Brisbane, before merging it with PricewaterhouseCoopers after 10 years.

She left PwC to work in London for 3 years from 2002 to 2005, mainly on health innovation at London South Bank University and the Department of Health. However she also had a visiting research appointment at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine.

Niki returned to Australia to commence a decade in academia, developing new business models for collaborative research, including measuring research impact.

Niki’s full CV can be here