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Research Fellow and Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Darshini Ayton is a research fellow with the Falls and Bone Health Team at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is the project manager for the RESPOND RCT – an intervention designed to connect older Australians who present to the emergency department with a fall to proven fall prevention measures. Research interests include healthy ageing, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. She is also involved in developing curriculum and coordinating units for the Bachelor of Health Sciences at Monash University.


  • 2009–present
    PhD Candidate; Research Assistant and Assistant Lecturer, Department of Health Social Science, Monash University
  • 2007–2009
    Research Assistant, Department of General Practice; Melbourne University
  • 2005–2007
    Research Assistant, Burnet Institute


  • 2009 
    Monash University, Master of Public Health
  • 2005 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)


  • 2011
    The association between chronic illness, multimorbidity&depressive symptoms..., Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology DOI 10.1007/s00127-010-0330-z
  • 2011
    Partnering with not-for-profit organisations in Australia: critical issues for health promotion, Health Promotion International (submitted Dec 17 2010)
  • 2011
    Exploring the partnership networks of churches & church affiliated organisations in health promotion, Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • 2011
    Historical overview of church involvement in health and wellbeing in Australia: Implications for hea, Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • 2008
    Enhanced case detection for newly acquired hepatitis C infection, Communicable Diseases Intelligence: 32:250-256
  • 2007
    Cambodian-born individuals diagnosed with HIV in Victoria, Sexual Health: 4; 209

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    The impact of the C.O.A.C.H mentoring program on child and youth health and wellbeing
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Windermere Foundation

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)