Hunter Medical Research Institute
Shanthi is a Post Doctoral Fellow in Health Research Economics at Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a Master of Health Science looking at understanding impediments to adult physical activity participation at two Aboriginal communities in rural NSW and a PhD assessing the implementation of the NHMRC Guidelines for the treatment of low back pain. Shanthi has over 25 years experience in health, social and human services research and implementation including positions at the Australian Rural Health Research Institute, Charles Sturt University, Greater Murray and Hunter New England Area Health Services, University of South Australia and the Hunter Research Foundation. Shanthi is an experienced mixed methods researcher with skills in undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research. At HMRI, Shanthi is leading the implementation of a Framework to Assess the Impact of Translation health research (FAIT) to encourage and assess the impact of research within two NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence including the CRE in Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary healthcare. This involves working with researchers, key stakeholders and end users of reserach to identify the impact of key research projects undertaken under the auspice of the CRE.