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Our latest Cabrini Institute Annual Report 2017-18

Cabrini Institute Academic Departments:

Cabrini Centre for Nursing Research

At Cabrini, the aim of nursing research is to constantly improve the care we provide by evaluating the safety and quality of our services and clinical practice.

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Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery - The Fröhlich West Chair of Surgery

The Chair of Surgery at Cabrini Hospital was established in 1998 as a joint venture between Cabrini Institute and Monash University. It was the first of its kind in the Victorian private medical sector and one of the first in Australia.

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Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Hospital

Focuses on performing high quality clinical research with an emphasis on answering clinically important questions that can be translated into better quality patient care and outcomes

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Cabrini Monash University Department of Medical Oncology - The Szalmuk Family Department of Medical Oncology

Aims to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for cancer patients and continued advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer via a combination of research, education and clinical practice.

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Szalmuk Family Psycho-oncology Unit

Our unit was established in 2008 and strives to achieve real clinical research outcomes that can make a difference to people's lives. We work to conduct best practice, evidence-based research, clinical interventions and education with respect and understanding.

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Allied Health Research Unit

Allied Health Research Unit commenced in late 2012. The aims of this Unit are two-fold: to translate evidence into practice in Allied Health disciplines; and to lead Allied Health research activities at Cabrini, including inter-disciplinary projects and collaboration with medical and nursing research activities.

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Palliative and Supportive Care Research at Cabrini

The Palliative and Supportive Care Research Program was established in 2014 following the reconfiguration of the palliative care service across Cabrini, and the appointment of a senior research associate to support research endeavours. We aim to focus on clinical translation research that impacts on the holistic care of the patient with a life-limiting illness and their family.

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Cabrini Institute - Council & Staff

Institute Council

  • Professor Meg Morris (Chair)
  • Professor Lee Boyd
  • Professor Alison Hutchinson
  • Associate Professor Judy Lowthian
  • Mr Jeremy McCarthy
  • Professor Robyn O'Hehir AO                                   
  • Associate Professor John Santamaria
  • Professor Julian Smith
  • Dr Michael Walsh


  • Dr Emma Baker, Director of Research
  • Ms Kate Dennis, Financial Controller
  • Ms Sue Parkes, Director Cabrini Foundation

Institute Administration

Group Director, Nursing, Clinical Education and Research, Professor Leanne Boyd

Director of Institute Infrastructure, Ms Anne Spence

Director of Research, Dr Emma Baker

Manager of Clinical Education, Ms Jo Schlieff