Projects per year
After graduating with a MBBS (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, I worked clinically before gaining my Fellowship in Medical Administration. I have worked in senior medical management roles for the last 15 years across a number of Victorian health services and related agencies. I completed a PhD and in 2015 I transitioned to academia as the Head of the Registry Science Unit, Monash University School of Public Health. In 2017 I also became Course Co-ordinator of the Master of Health Services Management and Master of Health Administration Courses at Monash. I have taught in the MHSM units of Clinical Leadership and Management, Introduction to Management (Management Theory and Practice), and the capstone Case Study unit. In 2017 I took over management of the School's Health Services Research Unit, which has now been incorporated into the Registry Science and Research Unit. In 2018 I was appointed to the Board of Better Care Victoria, within the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
I currently directly manage six clinical registries including for dementia, cystic fibrosis, thyroid cancer, bowel cancer and spine surgery, and am on Steering committees of another 4 Monash clinical registries. My research includes policy issues related to clinical registries and data-driven health care, and research related to registry methods and use of registry data for analysing health outcomes. My areas of interest include registry governance and policies/guidelines, quality of clinical registry data, registry data analysis and reporting including risk adjustment and benchmarking, external data access to registry data, and communication of registry outcomes to a broad range of stakeholders. In my various roles I regularly engage clinicians, consumers, carers, academics, professionals, state and national governments and their related agencies. I currently supervise three PhD students.
Medicine, PhD, The University of Melbourne
Management, Master of Business Administration, MONASH UNIVERSITY
Medicine, MBBS (Hons), The University of Melbourne
Board Director, Better Care Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (VIC)1 Jul 2018 → …
1/09/17 → 31/08/20
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Other › peer-review
Qualified privilege legislation to support clinician quality assurance: balancing professional and public interestsAhern, S., Hopper, I. & Loh, E., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Journal of Australia. 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › Other › peer-review