Dr Sameera Ansari

Dr Sameera Ansari

Research Fellow

2018   Doctor of Philosophy - Public Health (Understanding the Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Intervening to Improve Self-Management in the Context of Multi-morbidity), UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

2008   Master of Physiotherapy in Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University (a Harvard Medical International institution), Chennai, India

 

2005   Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Sri Ramachandra University (a Harvard Medical International institution), Chennai, India

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

I am an emerging research leader with over 19 years of experience in health care as a cardio-respiratory physiotherapist, academic, applied research scientist and project manager. My PhD in Public Health comprised development, implementation and mixed-method evaluation of a global-first, self-management intervention for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in the context of multimorbidity in primary care. Relative to opportunity, I have authored peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, contributed to policy documents and a clinical practice guideline, presented at prestigious national and international conferences, given media interviews and invited presentations, and successfully attracted competitive research funding including NHMRC, MRFF and industry-funded grants. Till date, I have led several health research, policy, capacity-building and quality improvement projects to completion, and also contributed to 8 undergraduate and postgraduate public health courses at the UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Health.

I am skilled in clinical research, project management, stakeholder engagement, quantitative and qualitative research methods, systematic review of literature, co-design, clinical trials, conceptualising original research studies and quality improvement programs, human research ethics applications, program development for self-management of chronic disease, developing evidence-based implementation & evaluation toolkits, policy & program evaluation, and health information assessment. Through the course of my public health career, I have collaborated with consumers and a wide range of stakeholders from various country governments and health organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline Australia, NSW Health, Lung Foundation Australia, CareMonitor, AstraZeneca Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Pacific Health Information Network and the World Health Organization. I am particularly passionate about initiatives on chronic disease that aim to improve health outcomes for patients, enhance health care delivery, and inform clinical practice and policy. My research interests are COPD, multimorbidity, self-management of chronic disease, digital health, clinical trials, implementation science, integrated care and primary health care.

I am a Research Fellow at the UNSW School of Population Health, and also a Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University. 

TRANSLATION OF MY RESEARCH INTO POLICY/PRACTICE

  • An assessment and planning template I developed for my doctoral research as part of a global-first self-management support program for people with COPD in the context of multimorbidity, is used as a case study to showcase real-world implementation of the Health Belief Model for training of Doctor of Physiotherapy students at the University of Sydney.
  • The global-first model of care for self-management of COPD in the context of multimorbidity, which I developed, implemented and evaluated for my PhD, was selected as a ‘best practice’ primary care model by the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology and World Health Organization for the inaugural 2022 APSR-WHO Big 5 Lung Diseases Workshop in Seoul, South Korea for potential translation to developing nations’ health systems. The Workshop report, which I co-authored, has been uploaded to the WHO Knowledge Action Portal on NCDs and the APSR website.
  • A global-first Digital Health Profile and Maturity Assessment Toolkit which I co-created, tested and implemented for the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office in 2019, was translated for comprehensive digital health maturity assessment of 17 Pacific Island Countries and Areas (PICs) in 2020 and further translated for development of digital health implementation roadmaps in 5 PICs in 2021.
  • The recommendations from a systematic review on secondary use of electronic health record data, which I coordinated in late 2019 for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, informed data quality assessment of the My Health Record data asset.
  • In late 2018, I was invited by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation to be part of an expert advisory panel for a Leading Better Value Care workshop on COPD and CHF attended by healthcare professionals across the state.
  • The findings of a systematic review of mHealth for healthy ageing, which I coordinated, informed the 2018 WHO Western Pacific Regional Meeting.
  • In late 2017, I was invited by GlaxoSmithKline Asia Pacific for an Australian research expert interview on self-management of COPD in the context of multi-morbidity, the audio podcast of which was uploaded to the GSK health portal as a professional development resource for primary care professionals.
Location
UNSW School of Population Health
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kabir A; Conway DP; Ansari S; Tran A; Rhee JJ; Barr M, 2024, 'Impact of multimorbidity and complex multimorbidity on healthcare utilisation in older Australian adults aged 45 years or more: A large population-based cross-sectional data linkage study', BMJ Open, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078762
    Journal articles | 2023
    Craig A; Beek K; Godinho M; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Asgari-Jirhandeh N; Linhart C; Hall J; Liaw T, 2023, 'Digital health and universal health coverage: opportunities and policy considerations for low- and middle-income Pacific Island countries and territories', Pacific Health, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.24135/pacifichealth.v6i.64
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kabir AYMA; Conway D; Rhee J; Ansari S; Tran A; Barr M, 2023, 'Impact of multimorbidity on health care utilisation in Australian older adults aged 45 years and over: a large population-based data linkage cohort study', International Journal of Integrated Care, 23, pp. 513 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.icic23190
    Journal articles | 2023
    Reynolds PN; Ansari S; Hernandez-Sebastian R; Boonsawat W; Chen SY; Lan L; Yang D; Habib GMM; Mendoza-Wi JA; Huang HL; Lan LTT; Vinh NN; De Leon MLF; Chang AB, 2023, 'Towards regional progress: APSR 2022 Big Five Lung Diseases Workshop', Respirology, 28, pp. 807 - 816, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.14548
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kabir A; Tran A; Ansari S; Conway DP; Barr M, 2022, 'Impact of multimorbidity and complex multimorbidity on mortality among older Australians aged 45 years and over: A large population-based record linkage study', BMJ Open, 12, pp. e060001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060001
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sunjaya AP; Ansari S; Jenkins CR, 2022, 'A systematic review on the effectiveness and impact of clinical decision support systems for breathlessness', npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-022-00291-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Godinho M; Ansari S; Guo J; Liaw T, 2021, 'Toolkits for implementing and evaluating digital health: A systematic review of rigor and reporting', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28, pp. 1298 - 1307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocab010
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liaw T; Guo J; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Godinho M; Borelli Jr A; de Lusignan S; Capurro D; Liyanage H; Bhattal N; Bennett V; Chan J; Kahn M; Guo J, 2021, 'Quality assessment of real-world data repositories across the data life cycle: A literature review', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28, pp. 1591 - 1599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa340
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2020, 'Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity through Tailored Self-Management Support', npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-020-0171-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liaw T; Zhou R; Ansari S; Gao J, 2020, 'A digital health profile & maturity assessment toolkit: co-creation and testing in the Pacific Islands', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa255
    Journal articles | 2019
    Osborne J; McDougall B; Van Gessel S; McGlynn A; Patterson K; Cockburn J; Young A; Sadler J; Scardilli C; Ansari S; Harris-Roxas B; Jackson A; Stewart G, 2019, 'Implementation and evaluation of a novel integrated care program in South Eastern Sydney, Australia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3127
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ansari S, 2018, 'Understanding the Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Intervening to Improve Self-Management in the Context of Multi-morbidity', International Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (3), pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4187
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Project: Study Protocol', npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 27, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-016-0003-9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2014, 'Patients’ perspectives on the impact of a new COPD diagnosis in the face of multimorbidity: a qualitative study', npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 24, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.36
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Kabir AYM; Ansari S; Conway D; Rhee J; Tran A; Barr M, 2023, 'Impact of multimorbidity on health care utilisation in Australian older adults aged 45 years and over: a large population-based data linkage cohort study', in Population Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.18332/popmed/165112
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Kabir AYMA; Conway D; Rhee J; Ansari S; Tran A; Barr M, 2023, 'Impact of multimorbidity on health care utilisation in Australian older adults aged 45 years and over: a large population-based data linkage cohort study', in International Journal of Integrated Care, Ubiquity Press, Ltd., pp. 513 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.icic23190
    Reports | 2022
    Craig A; Beek K; Godinho M; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Linhart C; Hall J; Liaw T, 2022, Digital health and universal health coverage: opportunities and policy considerations for Pacific Island health authorities, WHO, New Delhi, India, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28338, https://apo.who.int/publications/i/item/digital-health-and-universal-health-coverage-opportunities-and-policy-considerations-for-pacific-island-health-authorities
    Other | 2021
    NSW Health Covid-19 Virtual Care Community of Practice RAWG; Ansari S, 2021, Guide to undertaking virtual respiratory assessment for adults - Basic and extended, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, , https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/communities-of-practice/Pages/guide-virtual-resp-assessment.aspx
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Sunjaya A; Ansari S; Jenkins C, 2021, 'Systematic review of clinical decision support systems for breathlessness in outpatient settings', in European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society, Virtual, presented at European Respiratory Society 2021 International Congress, Virtual, 05 September 2021 - 08 September 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Sunjaya A; Ansari S; Jenkins C, 2021, 'Systematic review of clinical decision support systems for breathlessness in primary care and outpatient services', presented at European Respiratory Society 2021 International Congress, Virtual, 05 September 2021 - 08 September 2021, https://live.ersnet.org/home/ers/ers2021/en-GB
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Liaw T; Zhou R; Ansari S; Gao J, 2020, 'Co-creation of a Digital Health Profiling & Maturity Assessment Toolkit (DHPMAT) in the Pacific Islands', presented at Global Digital Health Forum, Virtual, 07 December 2020 - 09 December 2020, https://gdhf2020.dryfta.com/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M; Liaw T, 2019, 'Use of mHealth for promoting healthy ageing and supporting delivery of age-friendly care services: a systematic review', in International Journal of Integrated Care, Ubiquity Press, pp. 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3147
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Liaw T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, 'Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services - A systematic review', International Foundation for Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, presented at 19th International Conference on Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, 01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019, https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic19-19th-international-conference-on-integrated-care-san-sebastian-basque-country
    Reports | 2019
    Liaw T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, A review of the use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support the delivery of age-friendly health care services in the Western Pacific Region
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Osborne J; McDougall B; Van Gessel S; McGlynn A; Patterson K; Cockburn J; Young A; Sadler J; Scardilli C; Ansari S; Harris-Roxas B; Jackson A; Stewart G, 2019, 'Implementation and evaluation of a novel integrated care program in South Eastern Sydney, Australia', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3127
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Patterson K; Cockburn J; Young A; Scardilli C; Osborne J; Jackson A; Stewart G; Bradd P; McGlynn A; Harris-Roxas B; Ansari S, 2019, 'Neighbourhoods 4 Wellbeing', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, UBIQUITY PRESS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3132
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Ansari S; Harris-Roxas B; Woodland L; Corcoran J; Lloyd J; Harris MF, 2018, 'Investigating the Use of Translation Apps and Websites in Health Care Settings: Study Protocol', presented at 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/26702
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Ansari S, 2018, Understanding the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and intervening to improve self-management in the context of multi-morbidity, Sydney, Australia, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/59522
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2018, 'Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services–A systematic review', Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Empowering COPD patients with multi-morbidity in general practice through nurse-delivered self-management education', presented at 2017 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 07 August 2017 - 09 August 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Empowering primary care patients with COPD in the context of multi-morbidity through the pilot APCOM self-management program', in European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society, Milan, Italy, presented at European Respiratory Society 2017 International Congress, Milan, Italy, 09 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.PA1604
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Empowering primary care patients with COPD in the context of multi-morbidity through the pilot APCOM self-management program', presented at European Respiratory Society 2017 International Congress, Milan, Italy, 09 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/1393003.congress-2017.pa1604
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Empowerment Of Primary Care Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) In The Context Of Multi-Morbidity By Tailored Self-Management Education In Sydney, Australia', in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society, presented at American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference, https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2017.195.1_MeetingAbstracts.A7004
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF A NOVEL SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR COPD IN THE CONTEXT OF MULTI-MORBIDITY', in RESPIROLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 22, pp. 80 - 80, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000415925700192&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Quantitative evaluation of a novel self-management education program for COPD in the context of multi-morbidity', in Respirology, Wiley, Sydney, Australia, pp. 80 - 80, presented at 22nd Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Sydney, Australia, 23 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.13206_193
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2017, 'Quantitative evaluation of a novel self-management education program for COPD in the context of multi-morbidity', presented at 22nd Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Sydney, Australia, 23 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, https://secure.tcc.co.nz/ei/images/APSR17/APSR_abstract_supplement.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2016, 'Activating Primary Care COPD patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Project (Preliminary findings)', presented at 8th International Primary Care Respiratory Group World Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25 May 2016 - 28 May 2016, http://www.theipcrg.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=37880167
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2016, 'Activating primary care COPD patients with multi-morbidity (APCOM) pilot project', in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, Nature Publishing Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presented at 8th International Primary Care Respiratory Group World Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25 May 2016 - 28 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2016.23
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2015, 'Activating Primary Care COPD patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Project: Study Protocol', Adelaide, Australia, presented at 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 29 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2014, 'Diagnosis of COPD in the context of multi-morbidity: primary care patients' perspectives', presented at Public Health Association of Australia 43rd Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, 15 September 2014 - 17 September 2014
    Conference Posters | 2014
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2014, 'Impact of COPD diagnosis in primary care patients with multi-morbidity', Canberra, Australia, presented at 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, Australia, 23 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2014, 'Impact of COPD diagnosis in the face of multi-morbidity: Patients' perspectives', in European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Society, presented at European Respiratory Society 22nd Annual Congress, http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/44/Suppl_58/P1452
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2013, 'Diagnosis of COPD in the Face of Multimorbidity, Patients' Perspectives (Preliminary findings)', presented at 18th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Yokohama, Japan, 11 November 2013 - 14 November 2013, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/resp.12183_40
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Ansari S; Hosseinzadeh H; Dennis S; Zwar N, 2013, 'Diagnosis of COPD in the Face of Multimorbidity, Patients' Perspectives', in Respirology, Wiley, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 77 - 78, presented at 18th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Yokohama, Japan, 11 November 2013 - 14 November 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.12183_40

Mar 2024   A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial to Digitally Support Self-management for Inhaler Device Technique and Medication Adherence among People with COPD and Comorbidities- The PRISIMA-PECO Trial; Medical Research Future Fund Chronic Respiratory Conditions grant through the National Health and Medical Research Council; Chief Investigators: Sameera Ansari (Lead and Coordinating Investigator), John Hurst, Helen Reddel, Nicholas Zwar, Sarah Dennis, Elizabeth Halcomb, Mouna Sawan, Joel Rhee, Rohina Joshi, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Marijka Batterham, Varinder Jeet; Associate Investigators: Nigel Hiller-Garvey, Russell Winwood, Ian Yang, Helen Kulas, Alicia Goodwin, Sarah Greenaway; Partner Organisations: Lung Foundation Australia and CareMonitor; $1,988,115

Aug  2023   A general practice toolkit to promote physical activity among people living with cancer; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Foundation/BOQ Specialist Research Grant; Renae Lawrence, Sonia Markoff, Sameera Ansari, Nicola Burton, Kerry Uebel, Kylie Vuong; $20,000

May 2021   Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Trial; Medical Research Future Fund Primary Health Care Research grant through the National Health and Medical Research Council; Chief Investigators: Nicholas Zwar, Ian Yang, Helen Reddel, Elizabeth Halcomb, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sameera Ansari (Coordinating Investigator), Marijka Batterham, Glenn Salkeld; Associate Investigators: Sarah Dennis, Kelcie Herrmann, Lisa Collison, Mark Morgan; Partner Organisations: Lung Foundation Australia and Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association; $977,628

June 2020   Health Information and Digital Health Assessment in the Pacific; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari (Coordinating Investigator); $72,797

Mar 2020     Adoption of telehealth and digital health information systems in low and middle-income Pacific island countries and territories: a policy brief for health policymakers; Competitive grant from the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Adam Craig, Sameera Ansari, Teng Liaw, Sunia Soakai, Katri Maria Kontio, Alex Rosewell, Rowena Cullen, John Hall; $52,500

Mar 2019    Co-creation of digital health country profiles for the Pacific Island Countries; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari (Coordinating Investigator); $36,000

Feb 2019     A review of the use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support the delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services in the Western Pacific Region; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari (Coordinating Investigator); $11,250

June 2018   Competitive sponsorship for presenting my research at the 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Melbourne; Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Sydney; Sameera Ansari; $2,000

June 2017   Competitive sponsorship for presenting my research at the ERS International Congress 2017 in Milan, Italy; European Respiratory Society; Sameera Ansari; $1,350

July 2015    Competitive sponsorship of registration fee for presenting my research at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Adelaide; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari; $400

May 2015    Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Study; Investigator Sponsored Studies Grant (invited application, peer reviewed nationally and globally), GlaxoSmithKline Australia; Sameera Ansari (Lead and Coordinating Investigator), Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sarah Dennis, Nicholas Zwar; $61,100

Jan 2015     Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship towards PhD stipend and conference expenses for Years 2 and 3 of the APCOM Pilot Study; National Health and Medical Research Council; Sameera Ansari; $76,228

July 2014    Australian Postgraduate Award towards PhD stipend for Years 2 and 3; Commonwealth of Australia through University of New South Wales; Sameera Ansari; $44,436 (relinquished in January 2015 due to NHMRC Scholarship)

July 2014     Competitive sponsorship of registration fee for presenting my research at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Canberra; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari; $400

Nov 2013     Competitive scholarship for presenting my research at the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Congress in Yokohama, Japan; Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, UNSW Sydney; Sameera Ansari; $3,300

July 2013     Competitive sponsorship of registration fee for attending the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Sydney; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari; $350

Apr  2020    Finalist - UNSW Graham Painton Clinical Respiratory Research Fellowship

Jun  2017    Young Scientist Sponsorship; European Respiratory Society

Nov 2016    Research Student Award; Postgraduate Council, UNSW Sydney 

Jan 2015     Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship; National Health and Medical Research Council

July 2014    Australian Postgraduate Award; Commonwealth of Australia (through UNSW)

Mar 2008    University gold medal for academic, clinical and research excellence during the Master of Physiotherapy in Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences program; Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

Mar 2005    University gold medal for academic and clinical excellence during the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program; Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

Jan 2005     Best Outgoing Physiotherapy Internee for outstanding health service delivery; Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

Sep 2001    Founder Chancellor Award for first rank in foundation year of Bachelor's degree; Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

I lead my own program of innovative research on COPD, Multimorbidity, Digital Health, Integrated Care and Primary Health Care mainly using Implementation Science methodology. My current research projects:

My current professional memberships:

Invited Member - Global Working Group on Cardiopulmonary Risk

Silver Member - European Respiratory Society; Member of ERS CONNECT Clinical Research Collaboration's Working Group on Position Statements on Digital Health in Respiratory Care

Ordinary Member - Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

Ordinary Member - The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand

Health Professional Member - Lung Foundation Australia

Volunteer Member - Respiratory Network, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Member - Global Burden of Disease Collaborator Network

Life Member - The Indian Association of Physiotherapists

My Research Supervision

  • Sadan Taher (UNSW MD Research ILP Program) as Primary Supervisor with Prof Alta Schutte as Co-Supervisor. Research topic: A systematic review of interventions for management of co-existing COPD and hypertension.
  • Teresa Sheng (UNSW MD Research ILP Program) as Co-Supervisor with Prof Alta Schutte as Primary Supervisor. Research topic: Understanding Australian medical students' and academics' perspectives on curricula regarding the management of hypertension.

 

 

My Teaching

2019 & 2021: Foundations in Public Health and Health Care Systems (PHCM9041) - Internal Tutor (2019 only) and Assessor

2020: Digital Health - Principles, Practice and Evidence (PHCM9790) - Curriculum development and Guest Lecturer

2019: Qualitative Research Methods (PHCM9120) - Tutor

2018: Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (PHCM2009) - Research expert input on COPD module

2018: Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care (PHCM9615) - Curriculum redevelopment

2017: Applied Research Methods for Public Health (PHCM9132) - External Tutor and Assessor

2016 & 2017: Principles of Health Education and Behaviour Change (GENM0708) - Internal Tutor and Assessor

2014 – 2017: Influencing Health Beliefs and Health Behaviours (PHCM4013) - Guest Lecturer (2017 only), Internal Tutor and Assessor

My teaching certifications:

2016: Foundations of University Learning and Teaching

2014: Beginning to Teach for ECRs and HDRs