Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division

2019 Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division
2019 group

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

Researchers

Other staff and students

tara purvisMs 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.
Garveeta Sookram (MHE, B.Pharm) is a Research Officer in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. She has a clinical background in pharmacy and has worked in a range of health settings in Australia and overseas. Currently, Garveeta is involved in a number of projects in the field of stroke, providing economic evaluations within a number of clinical trials as well as developing economic models to estimate the cost effectiveness of health services interventions.
Dawn Harris (BSc Neuroscience [Hons], Grad Dip Mgt Studies) is a Clinical Trials Coordinator in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. She has a background in neuroscience and is currently completing a Masters of Public Health. She has 17 years’ experience in clinical and basic science research environments, including 8 years working in neuromodulation, 6 years in stroke and 3 years preclinical research experience in Parkinson’s Disease. Currently, Dawn is co-coordinating the ReCAPS trial which is aimed at testing a new self-management support package for patients with stroke.
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.
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.
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.
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.