Denise O'Connor


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Denise O'Connor is Senior Research Fellow 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.


  • Implementation science
  • Research translation
  • Systematic Review
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Health Services Research
  • Qualitative research
  • Evidence-Based Practice

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Projects 2005 2020

Research Output 1999 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

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

Clinician, patient and general public beliefs about diagnostic imaging for low back pain: Protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis

Traeger, A. C., Reed, B. J., O'Connor, D. A., Hoffmann, T. C., MacHado, G. C., Bonner, C., Maher, C. G. & Buchbinder, R., 1 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 2, 6 p., e019470.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Development of an implementation guide to facilitate the roll-out of early intervention services for psychosis

Hetrick, S. E., O'Connor, D. A., Stavely, H., Hughes, F., Pennell, K., Killackey, E. & McGorry, P. D., Dec 2018, In : Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 12, 6, p. 1100-1111 12 p., 12420.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review