Assoc Prof Henry provided statistical support for the many research projects within the Dept Medicine, Deakin University that includes the following subunits: epidemiology, cancer, basic laboratory science, clinical trials, surgery and psychiatry. Statistical support has been provided to Barwon Health including Endocrinology, Medical Imaging, Orthopaedics, Emergency, Oncology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Urology, Quality Unit, Nursing, Renal Unit, Rural Health, Intensive Care Unit, Aged Care, Surgery and Psychiatry. This networking has not only increased the range of her skills but has provided many opportunities for collaborative research. Assoc Prof Henry’s mathematical modelling skills have been invaluable for research in Australia. In 2012 she moved to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre and cancer research. The highlight of the current year was research into a rural perspective of utilisation of radiotherapy, cancer incidence and mortality. Prior to 2012 her focus was bone research where she developed evidence-based data resulting in bone mineral density tests for all patients aged 70 years and over to be covered by Medicare from 1 April 2007 and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme being extended to include Alendronate for those over 70yrs who have a high risk of fracture. In addition, Assoc Prof Henry developed a mathematical formula that's 75% accurate at predicting which older women are most at risk for fractures -- a frequent cause of disability and death. Eighty-nine publications and more than double the number of abstracts have been presented at conferences both nationally and internationally. Publication highlights have included the Australian bone mineral density reference range for men and women adopted Australia wide.
Biography Updated on 13 May 2013