The Monash-Cabrini Department of Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Epidemiology performs high quality clinical research to answer clinically important questions and to promote the translation of clinical evidence into practice and policy change. Our current program of work concerns identifying and reducing low-value health care that arises from over-diagnosis and over-treatment, and identifying ways to improve the sustainability of the health care system.

In 2018 we launched the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network. We continue to manage the Australian Rheumatology Association Database and are an editorial base for Cochrane Musculoskeletal and Australasian Satellite of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC).

Current staff list

  • Prof Rachelle Buchbinder AO, Director and NHMRC Investigator Fellow, Chair Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network, Coordinating Editor Cochrane Musculoskeletal and Cochrane Back and Neck
  • A/Prof Denise O’Connor, Deputy Director and NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow, Director of Australasian Satellite of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC), Editor Cochrane EPOC and Musculoskeletal

In alphabetical order

  • Dr Jodie Avery, Project Manager, National Living Guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Ms Vibhasha Chand, Data Manager, Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD)
  • Dr Sheila Cyril, Assistant Managing Editor, Cochrane Musculoskeletal
  • Dr Sean Docking, Research Fellow, NHMRC Wiser Healthcare and NHMRC ANZMUSC Clinical Trial Network Centre Research Excellence (CRE)
  • Mr Ashley Fletcher, Project Officer, ARAD & NHMRC Wiser Healthcare
  • Dr Jon Foo, Research Fellow, Knee arthroscopy decision aid and Value in care optimising surveillance colonoscopy (VIC-COL)
  • Dr Vanessa Glennon, Project Manager, National Living Guidelines for pharmacologic management of inflammatory arthritis
  • Ms Alexandra Gorelik, Biostatistician
  • Dr Romi Haas, Research Fellow, NHMRC Wiser Healthcare
  • Ms Jia Xi (JC) Han, Research Assistant and Assistant Managing Editor, Cochrane EPOC
  • Dr Renea Johnston, Managing Editor, Cochrane Musculoskeletal
  • Dr Corey Joseph, Research Fellow, VIC-COL
  • Dr Liesl Nicol, Research Fellow, NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability (PCHSS)
  • Dr Polina Putrik, Research Fellow, NHMRC PCHSS
  • Ms Helen Ramsay, Executive Officer, NHMRC ANZMUSC Clinical Trial Network CRE
  • Dr William Renton, Research Fellow, Australian Living Guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Dr Tom Rozbroj, Research Fellow, NHMRC Wiser Healthcare
  • Dr Joachim Tan, Research Fellow, Australian Living Guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Dr Jason Wallis, Research Fellow, NHMRC Wiser Healthcare and PCHSS
  • Dr Sam Whittle, Practitioner Fellow, NHMRC ANZMUSC Clinical Trial Network CRE
  • Ms Elizabeth Wolff, Administrative Assistant

Students

  • Ms Caitlin Farmer, PhD (Monash University 2017–)
  • Mr Bayden McKenzie, PhD (Monash University, 2020–)
  • Ms Gayanika Senarath, PhD (Monash University, 2019–)
  • Ms Pramila Rai, PhD (Monash University, 2020–)
  • Ms Liana Cahill, PhD (La Trobe University, 2016–)

    Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute