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Dr Monique Kilkenny is a Senior Research Fellow/ NHMRC Research Fellow [PhD, MPH, Grad Dip Epidemiol/Biostat, B App Sci (MRA)] in the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Research Division of the Stroke and Ageing Research Group (STAR) in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. Dr Kilkenny is a highly experienced epidemiologist who has worked in research for over 25 years at National and International level.

Nationally, Dr Kilkenny is an emerging leader and collaborates with other national researchers in the field of stroke using linked data, performance monitoring, quality improvement research and health promotion evaluations. From 2007-2015, she has been responsible for overseeing the analysis and report writing for audit reports for acute and rehabilitation services. During this time she was also responsible for supervising research staff for analysis and write up of reports on the evaluation of the Know your numbers and StrokeSafe Program for the Stroke Foundation. These reports have been used to guide policy directions for improving prevention efforts and quality of care initiatives in hospitals and by Stroke Foundation and State government stroke clinical networks.

Before moving to stroke Dr Kilkenny was involved in epidemiological and health services research at a State/National/International level. Dr Kilkenny started her career working as a Health Information Manager managing a large registry (800,000 births). She was then employed as a Research Fellow and designed the first population-based clinical data on acne, wart, tinea and eczema in schoolchildren ever published in Australia. She then moved to France and played an important scientific role in the feasibility of the International Case-Control Study of mobile phones and head and neck tumours in 14 countries. This study showed it was feasible to conduct an informative study.  

Currently Dr Kilkenny is responsible for leading the analysis of the Stroke123 linked data derived from a highly successful NMHRC Partnership Grant (#1034415). This is the first time that a national linked dataset will be available in Australia to explore the continuum of stroke care (emergency presentations and admissions) including information before and after stroke onset for patients registered in a clinical registry.

Career summary: 47 peer-reviewed-publications, 42 government/non-government reports, 63 published abstracts, manuscript reviewer 17 journals, $1.9 million income (since 2007).

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1994 2018

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

Benefits of clinical facilitators on improving stroke care in acute hospitals: a new programme for Australia

Purvis, T., Moss, K., Francis, L., Borschmann, K., Kilkenny, M. F., Denisenko, S., Bladlin, C. F. & Cadilhac, D. A. 1 Jul 2017 In : Internal Medicine Journal. 47, 7, p. 775-784 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Determining the potential benefits of yoga in chronic stroke care: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Thayabaranathan, T., Andrew, N. E., Immink, M. A., Hillier, S., Stevens, P., Stolwyk, R., Kilkenny, M. & Cadilhac, D. A. 2017 In : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 24, 4, p. 279-287 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article

Hospitals admitting at least 100 patients with stroke a year should have a stroke unit: a case study from Australia

Cadilhac, D. A., Kilkenny, M. F., Andrew, N., Ritchie, E. A., Hill, K. & Lalor, E. 16 Mar 2017 In : BMC Health Services Research. 17, 1, 9 p., 212

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Influence of stroke coordinators on delivery of acute stroke care and hospital outcomes: An observational study

Purvis, T., Kilkenny, M. F., Middleton, S. & Cadilhac, D. A. 14 Nov 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Stroke.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle