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Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division

2019 Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division
2019 group
Dominique CadilhacProfessor Dominique Cadilhac (PhD, MPH, BN [post-reg], RN [div 1]) is Head of the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division and Head of the Public Health and Health Services Research Group at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is an expert in public health research related to stroke and cardiovascular disease, particularly in the areas of health service delivery models, economic evaluation, program evaluation and chronic disease prevention. Prof Cadilhac is also the Data Custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and is the research lead for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and the lead researcher for a multicentre randomised controlled trial at testing a new self-management support package for patients with stroke (ReCAPS).
Monique KilkennyDr Monique Kilkenny (PhD, MPH, Grad Dip Epidemiol/Biostat, B App Sci [MRA]) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division, Head of the National Stroke Data Linkage Program and holds an honorary position at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is a highly experienced epidemiologist and health services researcher who has worked in research for over 30 years nationally and internationally and is the coordinator of the National Stroke Data Linkage Interest Group. Dr Kilkenny is an expert in data linkage projects and health services research with a focus on performance monitoring, quality improvement and health promotion evaluations in the field of stroke.
Dr Jan Cameron (PhD, RN [div 1]) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division and also holds an adjoint appointment within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University. She has a strong clinical background with expertise in health service delivery research and conduct of heart failure disease management programs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and self-management for patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Dr Cameron is currently coordinating a large, randomised controlled trial aimed at testing a new self-management support package for patients with stroke (ReCAPS).
Dr Joosup Kim (PhD, BBiomedSci [Hons], BEc) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. He has extensive experience in data analysis, data linkage and economic modelling. Dr Kim also holds an honorary position at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health where he provides analytical and statistical support for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program and the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry.
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.
Tharshanah ThayabaranathanDr Tharshanah Thayabaranathan (PhD [conferred], BSc [Hons]) is a Research Officer in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division. As part of her PhD, Tash explored various strategies to improve stroke care and patient outcomes at a hospital and community-level, with a particular focus on psychological disorders post-stroke. She is currently involved in a number of projects in the field of stroke and is particularly interested in pursuing future studies in psychological disorders post-stroke, disease epidemiology, and lifestyle medicine.
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.