Denise O'Connor


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 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.

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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Research Output

Enhancing clinician and patient understanding of radiology reports: a scoping review of international guidelines

Farmer, C. I., Bourne, A. M., O’Connor, D., Jarvik, J. G. & Buchbinder, R., 5 May 2020, In : Insights into Imaging. 11, 1, 10 p., 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Identifying alternative models of healthcare service delivery to inform health system improvement: Scoping review of systematic reviews

Jessup, R., Putrik, P., Buchbinder, R., Nezon, J., Rischin, K., Cyril, S., Shepperd, S. & O'Connor, D. A., 29 Mar 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 3, 14 p., e036112.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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
1 Citation (Scopus)

Barriers and enablers to monitoring and deprescribing opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain: Protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis using the Theoretical Domains Framework

Cross, A. J., Buchbinder, R., Bourne, A., Maher, C., Mathieson, S., Lin, C. W. C. & O'Connor, D. A., 14 Nov 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 11, 6 p., e034039.

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Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to meeting aphasia guideline recommendations: what factors influence speech pathologists' practice?

Shrubsole, K., Worrall, L., Power, E. & O’Connor, D. A., 19 Jun 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 41, 13, p. 1596-1607 12 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)