Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division
About Translational Public Health and Evaluation
The focus of research for this group includes a range of projects related to improving clinical management of stroke, program evaluation research on disease prevention interventions, and health economic analyses to provide evidence for public health policy in stroke. Research quantifying the quality of stroke care in public hospitals is a major focus of the research activities. Our group contributes to evaluations of programs that have been designed to improve stroke care nationally, as wells as specific projects in Victoria and New South Wales.
We provide academic and statistical analyses for the National Stroke Foundation on several public health programs (e.g. Know Your Numbers blood pressure program) and health services evaluations (e.g. national audits of hospital care). Research staff in this group are based at Monash Medical Centre (Monash Health) and work in collaboration on several of these projects with staff at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Meet the team
Other staff and students
Ms Tara Purvis (MSc [Research], B Physio [Honours]) is a Senior Research Officer in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. Tara has a clinical background in physiotherapy, over 8 years’ experience in research, and is completing her PhD part-time under the supervision of Prof Dominique Cadilhac and Dr Monique Kilkenny. Her project is aimed at exploring the effects of clinician behaviour change, and factors that support this, in reducing variation in acute stroke care. She is also involved in a number of research projects in the field of stroke including the analysis and reporting of the Stroke Foundation Acute and Rehabilitation Audits.
Megan Reyneke (BCom) is a Research Officer in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. Megan is involved in a number of research projects in the field of stroke including the analysis and reporting of the Stroke Foundation Acute and Rehabilitation Audits.
Lachlan Dalli (BBiomedSci [Hons]) is a Research Assistant in the Translational Public and Evaluation Division. He is responsible for undertaking a range of research and administrative tasks within the Division. Currently, Lachlan is involved in the analysis of linked data to determine adherence to secondary prevention medications after stroke and the health outcomes associated with utilisation of these medications.
Lana Coleman is a Research Administration Officer in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. She provides administrative support to both Prof Dominique Cadilhac and Prof Amanda Thrift (Epidemiology and Prevention Division) and supports day-to-day operations within the group.
Liam Allan (BSc [Hons]) is a PhD Candidate in the Translational Public and Evaluation Division and the Australian e-Health Research Centre from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. His supervisors include Prof Dominique Cadilhac, Dr Jan Cameron, Dr Muideen Olaiya, and Dr David Silvera-Tawil. His project explores the use of e-Health in secondary prevention of stroke. Liam is Vice President of the Hudson Institute Student Society for the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and School of Clinical Sciences, and Department of Medicine Student Representative on the School of Clinical Sciences Graduate Research Committee.
Kiran Bam holds Bachelors in Public Health and Masters in Public Health. He is a PhD candidate in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. He has more than 10 years of experience in knowledge management, social and behavioural change communication, research, and use of information and communications technology. His supervisors include A/Prof Monique Kilkenny, Dr Muideen Olaiya, and Prof Dominique Cadilhac. During his PhD project, Kiran aims to explore novel approaches for primary prevention of stroke.
Amminadab Eliakundu [MEpi (Clin Epi), Grad Dip PH, BSc] is a PhD candidate in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. He is an experienced cardiac scientist and researcher with five years of experience working in the health and research sectors. His supervisors include Prof Dominique Cadilhac, Dr Monique Kilkenny and Dr Joosup Kim. As part of his project, Amminadab aims to explore the factors that influence pre-hospital care and patient outcomes following acute stroke. Amminadab is also involved in chairing and coordinating scientific meetings within the Stroke and Ageing Research Group.
Yudi Hardianto [MClinRehab, BPhysio] is a PhD Candidate in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. He has five years of research experience in clinical physiotherapy, physical activity, and community-based stroke rehabilitation. His supervisors include Prof DominiqueCadilhac, A/Prof Michele Callisaya, Dr Elizabeth Lynch, and Prof Richard Lindley. His PhD project aims to develop a new model of stroke rehabilitation for community health centres in Indonesia.