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Professor Cadilhac (PhD, MPH [program evaluation and health economics], BN (post-reg), RN [div 1]),  is the Head of the Translational Public Health Research Divsion at the Stroke and Ageing Research Group (STAR -, Monash University. 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. She has worked directly with non-government organisations and government to develop policy for chronic disease prevention in Australia. She has a clinical background in nursing, MPH and PhD.


Dominique has over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to book chapters and government reports, as well as clinical practice guidelines. Her team have published several consultancy (policy and/or program/economic evaluation) reports for non-government organisations. She has also contributed to more than 150 'quality of stroke care' individual hospital reports to facilitate direct translation of evidence into practice. She is also the Data Custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and Research Lead for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program. Her excellence in research has been recognised most recently with being awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Impact & Dean’s Award: Social and Economic Research Impact (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences) from Monash University in 2015.


  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Economic modelling
  • Epidemiology
  • Health system
  • Neuroscience
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Population Studies
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Program evaluation
  • Public Health

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 1998 2018

How to do health services research in stroke: A focus on performance measurement and quality improvement

Cadilhac, D. A., Fisher, R. & Bernhardt, J. 1 Feb 2018 In : International Journal of Stroke. 13, 2, p. 166-174 9 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewReview Article

Improving quality and outcomes of stroke care in hospital: Protocol and statistical analysis plan for the Stroke123 implementation study

Cadilhac, D. A., Andrew, N. E., Kilkenny, M. F., Hill, K., Grabsch, B., Lannin, N. A., Thrift, A. G., Anderson, C. S., Donnan, G. A., Middleton, S. & Grimley, R. 1 Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Stroke. 13, 1, p. 96-106 11 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewArticle

A cautionary note to authors on the selection and use of keywords

Bagot, K. L., Bladin, C. F. & Cadilhac, D. A. 1 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 23, 8, p. 752-753 2 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewArticle

A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework to investigate why patients were or were not assessed for rehabilitation after stroke

Lynch, E. A., Luker, J. A., Cadilhac, D. A., Fryer, C. E. & Hillier, S. L. 1 Jul 2017 In : Clinical Rehabilitation. 31, 7, p. 966-977 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle