Honorary Professor Dianne O'Connell is a Senior Epidemiologist and Manager of the Methods Group at Cancer Council NSW’s Research Division. Honorary Prof O’Connell has extensive experience in designing and analysing epidemiological studies and randomised controlled trials. She also specialises in evidence-based health care and health services research.
Her group conducts research studies and examines current and optimum diagnostic and treatment pathways, short and long term effects of treatment options, practitioner adherence to treatment guidelines, patient use and understanding of screening options and other research on the NSW health care system.
Honorary Prof O’Connell is a chief investigator on the Aboriginal Patterns of Cancer Care Study (APOCC), the Pathways to Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer Study, the Pancreatic Cancer Patterns of Care Study, the Cancer, Lifestyle and Evaluation of Risk Study (CLEAR, the Men's Health Study, the Impact of Stigma and Nihilism in Patients with Lung Cancer Study, and numerous others.