Dr Sameera   Ansari
Research Fellow

Dr Sameera Ansari

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
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Sameera has over 16 years of experience in health care as a cardio-respiratory physiotherapist, applied researcher and project manager. Her PhD research comprised development, implementation and mixed-method evaluation of a global-first, self-management intervention for COPD in the context of multi-morbidity in Australian general practice. Sameera has authored peer-reviewed scientific publications, contributed to policy documents, presented at prestigious national and international conferences, and successfully attracted research funding including NHMRC and industry-funded grants. Till date, she has led several research projects to completion and contributed to 7 undergraduate and postgraduate public health courses. 

Sameera is skilled in clinical research, project management, stakeholder engagement, fundamental research methods, systematic review of literature, co-design, implementation and evaluation of clinical trials, conceptualising original research studies, writing human research ethics applications, program development for self-management of chronic disease, developing evidence-based implementation & evaluation frameworks and health information assessment. Through the course of her public health career since 2013, she has worked with health organisations such as NSW Health, GlaxoSmithKline Australia, Lung Foundation Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Asia eHealth Information Network, Pacific Health Information Network and the World Health Organization. Sameera is 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. Her main research interests are COPD, chronic disease prevention and management, health systems, digital health, implementation science and primary health care. 

Sameera is a NHMRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the UNSW School of Population Health and core team member of the WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth (AUS-135) based at the School.

Location
School of Population Health

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, 2021, 'Quality assessment of real-world data repositories across the data life cycle: A literature review', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa340
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocab010
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-020-0171-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 | 2018
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, vol. 18 (3), pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4187
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-016-0003-9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, vol. 24, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.36
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 | 2021
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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
    Other | 2021
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Presentations | 2020
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Posters | 2019
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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', 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
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 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, San Sebastian, Spain, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 19th International Conference on Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, 01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3147
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    Ansari S, 2018, Understanding the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and intervening to improve self-management in the context of multi-morbidity, Journal Article, Sydney, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4187
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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', presented at 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018, https://phcris.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/phcr18/home/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=a77f7fbe-bbb5-438a-89ad-f56fc99779d6
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, https://phcris.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/phcr18/home/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=3f036dcf-4f7b-4a06-ba91-6719a6961667
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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://erj.ersjournals.com/content/50/suppl_61/PA1604
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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, https://secure.tcc.co.nz/ei/images/APSR17/APSR_abstract_supplement.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Papers | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Papers | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Presentations | 2017
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 | 2016
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Presentations | 2016
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Posters | 2015
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Papers | 2014
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Posters | 2014
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 | 2013
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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 Presentations | 2021
    Dr Sameera Ansari
    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

Awards

May 2021    Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship as Coordinating Chief Investigator of the Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) Trial; National Health and Medical Research Council

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 Sydney)

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

Grants

May 2021   Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Trial; Medical Research Future Fund Primary Health Care Implementation Research grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council; Chief Investigators: Nicholas Zwar, Ian Yang, Helen Reddel, Elizabeth Halcomb, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sameera Ansari, Marijka Batterham, Glenn Salkeld; Associate Investigators: Sarah Dennis, Kelcie Herrmann, Lisa Collison, Mark Morgan

June 2020   Health Information and Digital Health Assessment in the Pacific; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari

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; 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

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

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

June 2018   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

June 2017   Sponsorship for presenting my research at the ERS International Congress 2017 in Milan, Italy; European Respiratory Society; Sameera Ansari

July 2015    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

May 2015    Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Study; Investigator Sponsored Studies Grant, GlaxoSmithKline Australia; Sameera Ansari, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sarah Dennis, Nicholas Zwar

Jan 2015     Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship towards stipend and conference expenses while working on the APCOM Pilot Project; National Health and Medical Research Council; Sameera Ansari

July 2014     UNSW Australian Postgraduate Award towards PhD stipend; Commonwealth of Australia; Sameera Ansari

July 2014     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

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

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

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