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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 - http://www.med.monash.edu.au/scs/medicine/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 2023

Research Output 1998 2018

Determining the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a stroke instructional and educational DVD in a multinational context: a randomized controlled pilot study

Jones, K. M., Bhattacharjee, R., Krishnamurthi, R., Blanton, S., Barker-Collo, S., Theadom, A., Thrift, A. G., Wolf, S. L., Venketasubramanian, N., Parmar, P., Maujean, A., Ranta, A., Cadilhac, D., Sanya, E. O., MacKay-Lyons, M., Pandian, J. D., Arora, D., Obiako, R. O., Saposnik, G., Balalla, S. & 7 othersBornstein, N. M., Langhorne, P., Norrving, B., Brown, N., Brainin, M., Taylor, D. & Feigin, V. L., 1 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Rehabilitation. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Development of an electronic health message system to support recovery after stroke: Inspiring Virtual Enabled Resources following Vascular Events (iVERVE)

Cadilhac, D. A., Busingye, D., Li, J. C., Andrew, N. E., Kilkenny, M. F., Thrift, A. G., Thijs, V., Hackett, M. L., Kneebone, I. I., Lannin, N. A., Stewart, A., Dempsey, I. & Cameron, J., 11 Jul 2018, In : Patient Preference and Adherence. 12, p. 1213-1224 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Economic Evaluation of a Pre-Hospital Protocol for Patients with Suspected Acute Stroke

Lahiry, S., Levi, C., Kim, J., Cadilhac, D. A-M. & SEARLES, ANDREW., 5 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 6, 9 p., 43.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Feasibility and effectiveness of computerised cognitive training for memory dysfunction following stroke: A series of single case studies

Withiel, T. D., Wong, D., Ponsford, J. L., Cadilhac, D. A. & Stolwyk, R. J., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review