Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) has been named one of five Club Melbourne Fellowship finalists, and is set to receive access to the exclusive Club Melbourne Ambassador Program network.
The prestigious Fellowship recognises excellence in research, innovation and leadership, and is designed to support high-quality Melburnian research projects and the next generation of potential Club Melbourne Ambassadors.
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.
“As a Club Melbourne Ambassador this would enhance my international collaboration by giving me the ability to working directly with key opinion leaders in my field from different countries,” she said.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) Senior Manager of Club Melbourne and Business Development, Katie Tinetti said the calibre of finalists is a great example of why Melbourne is so highly regarded internationally for its research and development.
“These finalists are an elite group of Melburnians you want to keep your eye on! The impressive nature of their research is what has landed them a finalist spot, and we have no doubt their brilliant minds and passion will see them exceed even further,” Ms Tinetti said.
As well as gaining access to the prestigious Club Melbourne network, the Fellowship includes research funding of $10,000 to support attendance at international conferences to enable new research opportunities for their project.
“This Fellowship is an invaluable opportunity for these researchers in the midst of their careers. The financial contribution is far outweighed by the access and opportunity they are given to connect with Melbourne’s most influential and brightest minds – the ones truly changing the world – that makes this Fellowship unlike any other and far more valuable,” Ms Tinetti said.
The winning Fellow will be announced at the Club Melbourne 12 Anniversary Dinner on 16 June 2017.