Denise O'Connor


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Denise O'Connor is Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

She is Director of the Australasian Satellite of the Cochrane Collaboration Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (AusEPOC) Group, the group responsible for publishing Cochrane reviews of interventions to improve health care delivery and systems.

Dr O’Connor’s research is in health services, focusing on the design, delivery, uptake and impact of behaviour change interventions to translate knowledge from research into clinical practice and policy.


  • Implementation science
  • Research translation
  • Systematic reviews
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Health services research
  • Qualitative research
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Low value care
  • Models of care

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Alternative service models for delivery of healthcare services in high-income countries: A scoping review of systematic reviews

Jessup, R. L., O'Connor, D. A., Putrik, P., Rischin, K., Nezon, J., Cyril, S., Shepperd, S. & Buchbinder, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, 5 p., e024385.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
Open Access

More signals that overuse of healthcare is a pervasive problem contributing to health system waste

O'Connor, D. A. & Buchbinder, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 7, p. 815-817 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Patients’ experience of shoulder disorders: a systematic review of qualitative studies for the OMERACT Shoulder Core Domain Set

Page, M., O'Connor, D., Malek, M., Haas, R., Beaton, D., Huang, H., Ramiro, S., Richards, P., Voshaar, M., Shea, B., Verhagen, A. P., Whittle, S., van der Windt, D. A., Gagnier, J. J. & Buchbinder, R., 6 Mar 2019, In : Rheumatology (Oxford, England). 58, 8, p. 1410-1421 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Caring for crying babies: A mixed-methods study to understand factors influencing nurses' and doctors' management of infant colic

McGann, J., Manohar, J., Hiscock, H., O'Connor, D., Hodgson, J., Babl, F. & Sung, V., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 54, 6, p. 653-660 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review