Dr Hanh Dao

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine


Hanh Dao is a committed early-career nurse academic with over 10 years of experience in clinical nursing practice, university teaching, and health research across diverse cultures and settings. Her areas of research interest and expertise encompass outcome measurement, health behaviours, mental health (trauma exposure, stress, depression, and PTSD), chronic diseases (diabetes and dementia), health services. She possesses a strong passion for enhancing healthcare services for vulnerable populations, including but not limited to older adults, women, and immigrants.

Research Interests

  • outcome measurement
    development and validation self-report outcome measurement, pyschometric systematic review
  • Health workforce management
    competence measurement, modifiable lifestyle, and occupational health
  • aged care
    assessment of health outcome for people in aged care, chronic disease management, service development and evaluation
  • Mental health
    trauma exposure and mental health
  • Primary care
    Health behaviors, health promotion

Research Impacts

Measurement tools developed and validated by Hanh Dao have been freely used internationally in multi-disciplinary research (for example: Vietnamese version of Perceived Stress Scale, Vietnamese version of Diabetes Self-management Instrument).


  • Member, The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research, The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Member, Australian Association of Gerontology, Australian Association of Gerontology


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Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.