|The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and|
Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac
Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) was awarded the highly regarded Club Melbourne Fellowship at a ceremony in Melbourne last week.
Presented by The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, the Fellowship gives Associate Professor Cadilhac access to the exclusive Club Melbourne Ambassador Program network as well as a $10,000 grant to support attendance at international conferences to enable new research opportunities.
The prestigious Fellowship recognises excellence in research, innovation and leadership, and is designed to support high-quality Melbournian research projects and the next generation of potential Club Melbourne Ambassadors. This is the second time in the 12 years of the Club Melbourne initiative that this Fellowship has been offered. Club Melbourne is designed to harnesses the passion of Melbourne’s elite thinkers from diverse fields with a common goal to contribute to Victoria's economic growth and international reputation.
Head of the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division, Stroke and Ageing Research at Monash University, Associate Professor Cadilhac is an expert in health services research related to stroke, particularly in the areas of economic evaluation and program evaluation.
With a clinical background in nursing, Associate Professor Cadilhac has over 130 journal publications and has contributed to eight practice guidelines. She is best known for establishing the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program and heads up these programs in a collaborative role with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Associate Professor Cadilhac said she is very proud to have been nominated by The Florey for this prestigious fellowship which will allow her to advance efforts to undertake high quality economic evaluations of interventions in the area of stroke and promote the use of data from clinical quality registries to improve care and patient outcomes.
“I was thrilled and overwhelmed by the tremendous feedback and the recognition of my efforts in advancing health services research and economic evaluation in stroke care,” Associate Professor Cadilhac said.
“As a Club Melbourne Fellow, I will be able to work directly with key opinion leaders in my field from different countries, enhancing my international collaborations” she said.