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Dinah Reddihough

Honorary
Drooling
Childhood disability
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
cerebral palsy
pediatrics
female
child
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Prof

Dinah Reddihough

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Cerebral Palsy
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Prof

Dinah Reddihough

 

Dinah Reddihough MD BSc FRACP FAFRM AO is a Paediatrician working in the Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability at The Royal Children’s Hospital and a Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

Dinah had many years of experience as a paediatrician and is now concentrating on her research program. This is focused on gaining a better understanding of the causes, along with improving outcomes and quality of life, for children and adolescents with disabilities, particularly cerebral palsy. She has 176 peer reviewed publications and has written 16 book chapters. Dinah is a reviewer for 18 international journals and 5 research funding bodies including NHMRC; was a Member of the Centres of Research Excellence Panels in 2014 and 2017 and the Assigners Academy in 2018.

Dinah's research program has included randomised trials determining efficacy of treatments and she has also contributed to the development of measurement tools including the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children and the Drooling Impact Scale. She established the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register in 1987 which has resulted in 113 studies, generated 122 publications, and facilitated the work of 47 higher degree students. Outcomes have impacted on many areas of clinical practice, for example, hip surveillance guidelines for cerebral palsy to prevent painful hip dislocation and new knowledge about the management of epilepsy in cerebral palsy.

Dinah's commitment to research transfer and dissemination has been demonstrated by initiatives including the establishment of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in 2002 and Solve! at the RCH in 2004 which established the first Chair in Developmental Medicine in Australia. She was the Chief Investigator on the first NHMRC Research Centre of Excellence (CRE) in Cerebral Palsy and in 2019, was awarded a second Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (“CP-Achieve”), which will focus on adolescents and young adults.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 144 most recent scholarly works by Dinah Reddihough.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2005

Officer of the Order of Australia


2016

Howard Williams Medal

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2016

The Vernon Collins Medal

The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

2014

Health Lifetime Achievement Award

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

2012

Living Legend Award – Founding President and Chair of Board 2002-2007.

Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

2000

Gold Medal

Royal Children's Hospital

1999

Distinguished Service Medal

Australian Cerebral Palsy Association

1995

FAFRM - Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine


1978

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Member

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health

Member

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia

Member

Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine

Member

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine

Board Member

Yooralla Society of Victoria

Education


Doctor of Medicine

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Otago

Bachelor of Science

University of Otago