Monday, 7 November 2016

Leading epidemiologist recognised with promotion at Monash University

Dr Monique Kilkenny
Congratulations Dr Monique Kilkenny on her recent promotion to Senior Research Fellow, Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division in the Stroke and Ageing Research Group, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

An epidemiologist and National Health and Medical Research Council ECR Fellow, Dr Kilkenny is responsible for the management and analysis of large data associated with stroke research.

“While I only completed my PhD in 2015, I have ten years’ experience in stroke public health and I’ve worked as an epidemiologist with large and complex data for more than 20 years,” said Dr Kilkenny.

Dr Kilkenny is considered an emerging leader amongst Australian stroke researchers and her research has guided policy directions for improved stroke prevention and quality of care initiatives by the Stroke Foundation and state government stroke clinical networks.

“Currently, I’m leading the analysis of the Stroke123 linked data, the first time a national linked dataset has been available in Australia to explore the continuum of stroke care (emergency presentations and admissions) including information before and after stroke onset,” said Dr Kilkenny.

Before moving to the field of stroke, Dr Kilkenny worked in Australia and overseas on national and international projects related to diseases at birth, dermatology and cancer.  

“This promotion recognises my significant national and international experience in research, and as a leading epidemiologist in Australia,” said Dr Kilkenny.

Dr Kilkenny acknowledges and thanks her supervisor Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac and her mentor Professor Amanda Thrift for their ongoing support and guidance.

Dr Kilkenny has published 46 peer-reviewed publications and 39 government and non-government reports on the quality of hospital care and outcomes for patients with stroke and the impact of stroke risk factor screening programs.

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