2018 Hugh Rogers Fellows
In 2018, Hugh Rogers Fellowships were awarded to Fallon Cook in healthcare and medical research and Suzanne Mahady in healthcare and research.
Dr Fallon Cook is an emerging early career researcher in the Intergenerational Health group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Graduating in 2011 with a PhD from Swinburne University of Technology, she has developed and tested programs designed to help parents manage and cope with challenging infant behaviour. She has also facilitated the translation of her research findings in to improved primary care. Fallon’s recent research identified six components of infant regulation that can identify those at increased risk for mental health difficulties during childhood. With the help of collaborators in Boston, Fallon is developing a screening instrument to help clinicians identify these at risk infants.
Dr Suzanne Mahady is a gastroenterologist and senior consultant at Royal Melbourne & St Vincent's Hospitals in Melbourne. She is a formally trained epidemiologist with a Masters degree and a PhD in epidemiology, and also works as a Senior Lecturer in Research Methodology at the School of Public Health at Monash University. Her current research interests involve the study of aspirin related bleeding, using data from large randomised controlled trials.