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PROF Dinah Reddihough


  • Causes and outcomes of disability in childhood.



  • Dinah Reddihough is Director of Child Development and Rehabilitation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.  She is committed to the care of children with disabilities and has developed a research program which is focused on gaining an improved understanding of the causes and outcomes of disabilies in childhood.  She has a long term interest in saliva control problems and is involved in research, teaching adn clinical activities in her efforts to improve outcomes in this area.   


Member of

  • Yooralla Society of Victoria. Board member 2009 -
  • Australian Government, Department of Family and Community Services.. Expansion of the Eligibility Criteria for Carer Payment (Child) 2004 -
  • Department of Human Services (Victoria). Transfer of Young Adults with Complex Medical Needs Project Working Group 2004 -
  • Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne. Principal Fellow with title of Associate Professor 2001 -
  • Scientific Committee, Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Chairperson 2001 -
  • Wesley Church Melbourne Church Council.. Chairperson 2001 -
  • Apex Foundation for Research into Intellectual Disability.. Scientific sub-committee 1998 -
  • The Arthur Marsden Whiting Sympathy Fund.. Medical Adviser. 1995 -
  • Australian Cerebral Palsy Association.. Medical Adviser. 1994 -
  • Spastic Society of Victoria (now Scope). Honorary Senior Paediatrician - 1989 -
  • Centre for Developmental Disability Health, Victoria.. Steering Committee 1998 - 2002
  • Wesley Central Mission. Board of Management 1989 - 2001
  • Royal Children's Hospital Medical Staff Association. Executive Committee . 1992 - 1993
  • National Health and Medical Research Council. Working Party on Conductive Education 1991 - 1993
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Social Issues Committee - Disability Working Party 1990 - 1992
  • Spastic Society of Victoria. Early Childhood Services Advisory Group. 1987 - 1991


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • BSc, University of Otago 1967

Awards and honors

  • Officer of the Order of Australia, AO, 2005
  • Gold Medal, Royal Children's Hospital, 2000
  • Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2000
  • Distinguished Service Medal, Australian Cerebral Palsy Association, 1999
  • 1st Prize for Poster Presentation "Congruence between mothers' and health professionals' perceptions of developmental delay", Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, 1997



Available for supervision

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