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Role Honorary Fellow Manager
Research area Clinical Sciences
Dinah Reddihough is a paediatrician who was involved in the clinical care of children with disabilities, particularly cerebral palsy, for over 30 years. Over that period, she was director of Developmental Medicine (now known as Neurodevelopment and Disability) at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne between the years 1986-2011. She was also head of the Neurodisability and Rehabilitation Research Group within the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne between the years 2000-16. Her research program 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. The outcome has included 209 publications, 16 book chapters and over $9 million in research grants on which she has been named as Chief Investigator A.

Dinah established the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register in 1987 which has become one of the largest geographically-based registers of individuals with cerebral palsy internationally (> 6200 participants), responsible for 141 projects resulting in 157 publications in refereed journals. Her 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 Royal Children’s Hospital in 2004 which has resulted in the establishment of two Chairs in Developmental Medicine within the University of Melbourne. She was successful in gaining the first National Health Medical Research Council-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (2014-19) which focused on surveillance, assessment and intervention for children; and in 2019, was awarded a second Centre of Research Excellence (2020-2024), named CP-Achieve, which is addressing the health and social inequities of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy in the 10-30 year age group.

All of this work has depended on the collaboration of colleagues within the Campus, nationally and internationally. Together with their support, teams of PhD and postdoctoral researchers have been nurtured, many of whom have now gone on to build their own successful research careers in the field of developmental disability.
Dinah Reddihough is a paediatrician who was involved in the clinical care of children with disabilities, particularly cerebral palsy, for over 30 years. Over that period, she was director of Developmental Medicine (now known as Neurodevelopment and...
Dinah Reddihough is a paediatrician who was involved in the clinical care of children with disabilities, particularly cerebral palsy, for over 30 years. Over that period, she was director of Developmental Medicine (now known as Neurodevelopment and Disability) at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne between the years 1986-2011. She was also head of the Neurodisability and Rehabilitation Research Group within the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne between the years 2000-16. Her research program 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. The outcome has included 209 publications, 16 book chapters and over $9 million in research grants on which she has been named as Chief Investigator A.

Dinah established the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register in 1987 which has become one of the largest geographically-based registers of individuals with cerebral palsy internationally (> 6200 participants), responsible for 141 projects resulting in 157 publications in refereed journals. Her 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 Royal Children’s Hospital in 2004 which has resulted in the establishment of two Chairs in Developmental Medicine within the University of Melbourne. She was successful in gaining the first National Health Medical Research Council-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (2014-19) which focused on surveillance, assessment and intervention for children; and in 2019, was awarded a second Centre of Research Excellence (2020-2024), named CP-Achieve, which is addressing the health and social inequities of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy in the 10-30 year age group.

All of this work has depended on the collaboration of colleagues within the Campus, nationally and internationally. Together with their support, teams of PhD and postdoctoral researchers have been nurtured, many of whom have now gone on to build their own successful research careers in the field of developmental disability.

Top Publications

  • Leonard, JM, Cozens, AL, Reid, SM, Fahey, MC, Ditchfield, MR, Reddihough, DS. Leonard et al. reply. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 53(12) : 1161 -1161 2011
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  • Reid, SM, Carlin, JB, Reddihough, DS. Using the Gross Motor Function Classification System to describe patterns of motor severity in cerebral palsy.. Dev Med Child Neurol 53(11) : 1007 -1012 2011
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  • Reid, SM, Modak, MB, Berkowitz, RG, Reddihough, DS. A population-based study and systematic review of hearing loss in children with cerebral palsy.. Dev Med Child Neurol 53(11) : 1038 -1045 2011
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  • Reid, SM, Carlin, JB, Reddihough, DS. Rates of cerebral palsy in Victoria, Australia, 1970 to 2004: has there been a change?. Dev Med Child Neurol 53(10) : 907 -912 2011
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  • Zdolsek, HA, Olesch, C, Antolovich, G, Reddihough, D. Intrathecal baclofen therapy: benefits and complications.. J Intellect Dev Disabil 36(3) : 207 -213 2011
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