Dr Aryati   Yashadhana
Research Associate

Dr Aryati Yashadhana

PhD, BA Hons

Medicine & Health
Centre for Primary Health &Eq

Dr Aryati Yashadhana is a Research Associate, at the Centre for Health Equity Training Research & Evaluation (CHETRE) UNSW, and a Visiting Fellow, School of Social Sciences UNSW. Her work focuses on socioeconomic, cultural and political determinants of health, intersectional health equity (gender, race, class), and international development. Her research has largely taken place in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia (NSW and Northern Territory) with a focus on analyzing the cultural dimensions of access in the context of eye health and chronic disease. Dr. Yashadhana works from a place of understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultural protocols as foundational to research relationships. Internationally, she’s worked in in low and middle income settings (Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, South East Asia, Pacific) and been a lead investigator on various projects commissioned by the World Bank Group centred around access to child eye health services (Malawi, Colombia, Pakistan). Dr Yashadhana specialises in qualitative and participatory methodologies, with a particular interest in the application of critical realist and decolonizing theories, the way marginalised peoples and cultures interface with dominant systems and structures, and analyzing access to health systems and services.

Phone
+612 9065 0108

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Fields T; Burnett A; Zwi AB, 2021, 'Re-examining the gap: A critical realist analysis of eye health inequity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.', Soc Sci Med, vol. 284, pp. 114230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114230
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Clarke NA; Zhang JH; Ahmad J; Mdala S; Morjaria P; Yoshizaki M; Kyari F; Burton MJ; Ramke J, 2021, 'Gender and ethnic diversity in global ophthalmology and optometry association leadership: a time for change', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 41, pp. 623 - 629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12793
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Topp SM; Tully J; Cummins R; Graham V; Yashadhana A; Elliott L; Taylor S, 2021, 'Unique knowledge, unique skills, unique role: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in Queensland, Australia', BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006028
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Pollard-Wharton N; Zwi AB; Biles B, 2020, 'Indigenous Australians at increased risk of COVID-19 due to existing health and socioeconomic inequities', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, vol. 1, pp. 100007 - 100007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.100007
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Zhang JH; Yasmin S; Morjaria P; Holland P; Faal H; Burton MJ; Ramke J, 2020, 'Action needed to improve equity and diversity in global eye health leadership', Eye, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-020-0843-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Jalbert I; Rahardjo D; Yashadhana A; Liew G; Gopinath B, 2020, 'A qualitative exploration of Australian eyecare professional perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) care', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0228858, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228858
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Morse A; Tatipata S; Lim N; Rogers A; Lee L; Burnett AM, 2020, 'Using quality improvement strategies to strengthen regional systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Rural Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12575
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Lee L; Massie J; Burnett A, 2020, 'Non‐clinical eye care support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50480
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Fields T; Blitner G; Stanley R; Zwi A, 2020, 'Trust, culture, and communication: determinants of eye health and care among Indigenous people with diabetes in Australia', BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001999
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Jalbert I; Rahardjo D; Yashadhana A; Liew G; Gopinath B, 2018, 'A qualitative exploration of eyecare professional perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) care', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/490383
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Burnett AM; Yashadhana A; Lee L; Serova N; Brain D; Naidoo K, 2018, 'Interventions to improve school-based eye-care services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 96, pp. 682 - 694D, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.212332
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Burnett A; Yashadhana A; Cabrera Aguas M; Hanni Y; Yu M, 2016, 'Experiences of vision impairment in Papua New Guinea: Implications for blindness prevention programs', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 16
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A, 2021, Indigenous eye health inequity and what we can do to improve access and outcomes, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, http://dx.doi.org/10.53714/czqh8252
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Keay L; Palagyi A; Heraghty J; Cummins R; Tahhan N; Yashadhana A, 2017, Low vision, quality of life and independence: A review of the evidence on aids and technologies, Macular Disease Foundation Australia, Macular Disease Foundation Australia, https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/sites/default/files/MDFA_LowVision_Aids_WEB_25%201%202017.pdf
  • Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A, 2019, The Patient Experience in Eye Care Study: An exploration of the sociocultural and political determinants of diabetic eye care in rural Aboriginal communities, UNSW, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/61532
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Fields T; Fernando W; Brown K; Blitner G; Hayes F; Stanley R; Donnelly B; Jerrard B; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Indigenous Australians' perceptions of diabetic eye disease: Understanding prevention, access to care and social determinants', in Indigenous Australians' perceptions of diabetic eye disease: Understanding prevention, access to care and social determinants, World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver, Canada, presented at World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 30 November 2015 - 05 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3263.8807
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Stanley R; Hayes F; Blitner G; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Understanding eye health inequity through the experiences of Indigenous people in remote Australia', Durban, South Africa, presented at World Social Science Forum, Durban, South Africa, 13 September 2015 - 16 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2443.5685
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A; Stanley R; Hayes F; Blitner G, 2015, 'Understanding eye care through the experiences of Aboriginal people in the NT', in Understanding eye care through the experiences of Aboriginal people in the NT, 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, Australia, presented at 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, Australia, 24 May 2015 - 27 May 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4654.1845
    Theses / Dissertations | 2012
    Dr Aryati Yashadhana
    Yashadhana A, 2012, Tracking Empowerment: An exploratory study on the complexities of empowerment in development practice, UNSW, School of Social Sciences UNSW

Awards

(2017) Brian Kirby Prize ($5000) for research excellence

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