Denise O'Connor

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1) NHMRC-funded Program Grant ‘Wiser Healthcare’ - identifying and reducing low-value health care that arises from over-diagnosis and over-treatment; 2) NHMRC-funded Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability - identifying ways to improve the sustainability of health care systems; 3) NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network.


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Personal profile


Denise O'Connor is Associate Professor 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • 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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