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Biography

Associate Professor Andrew is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Peninsula Clinical School, Central Clinical School at Monash University and the Research Data Lead for the National Centre for Healthy Ageing. She has a clinical background in Physiotherapy, a Master’s in Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology.

 A/Prof Andrew has a growing track record in generating and translating knowledge in the application of data linkage to health services research with a focus on chronic diseases of ageing. She is recognised nationally as a leader in the area of data linkage and health services research and is a named investigator on seven data linkage projects. She is lead investigator on the NHMRC funded PRECISE project (#1141848), the most comprehensive stroke data linkage study to date and is co-leading a boosting dementia grant using linked data to provide robust prevalence estimates for dementia (#1171966). She was recently awarded a $2M MRFF grant to develop a digital health solution for summarising and sharing an agreed set of data considered critical during the medical transfer of people living in residential aged care homes. She leads a team of researchers and professional staff with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, health service research (medicine, pharmacy and allied health), data science, information technology and bioinformatics.

 A/Prof Andrew was responsible for conceptualising and designing the National Centre for Healthy Ageing Data Platform that underpins the centre’s research activities and is now leading the implementation of the data platform, advancing the use of Electronic Health Record data for research.

A/Prof Andrew is chair of the Monash University HELIX data linkage committee set up to build a cross faculty community of practice around better access to, and use of linked data for health research. She is also an invited member of a number of National organisations including the ARC Medical Research Advisory Group and Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Group. In addition, she has a number of articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals and is an assistant editor for the journal Stroke (an American Heart Association journal). She has received over $12 million in competitive grant funding from organisations such as the Stroke Foundation, National Heart Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council and Medical Research Futures Fund.

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

  • Data linkage
  • Stroke
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Dementia
  • Epidemiology
  • Health service research
  • Big Data
  • Quality of life

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