Dr Raman is a Consultant Paediatrician whose research and teaching interests include health of migrants and refugees, international maternal and child health, poverty, child rights and child abuse and neglect. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW. In her role as Community Paediatrician in charge of Child Protection services in Sydney South West Area Health Service, she has provided clinical leadership in this field, professional development and training in clinical aspects of child abuse and neglect and developed area-wide relevant policies on children’s rights and child protection.
Dr Raman has maintained a strong interest in international health, provided consultancy services in international health (maternal, neonatal and child health), worked on population based research projects in India and been involved in teaching public health. She has been involved with policy development at national (with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), State (NSW Health), and international (though International Society for Social Pediatrics, International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect) levels. She has set up a number of clinical services for vulnerable populations of children and youth in the area; and is involved in numerous population-based research projects in child health.
She has also been involved with several quality assurance and clinical quality improvement projects for New South Wales Health Department. Dr Raman is lead for Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) in the Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub. She has extensive experience in collaborative research projects, and has led many clinical audit and quality improvement projects in hospitals and health services. She has also supervised numerous research projects done by junior doctors, paediatric trainees and Master of Public Health students.
Key words: maternal and child health, international health, human rights, child abuse and neglect, health of migrants and refugees