Sajni Gudka PhD
Sajni has an outstanding research-infused allied health education together with a strong record of collaborations with researchers in the field of women’s health and sexual health.
She was awarded a NHMRC PhD scholarship in 2009 to investigate the role of the pharmacist in sexual health services. Her PhD research resulted in five publications in peer-reviewed journals, seven presentations at national peer-reviewed conferences and four presentations at international peer-reviewed conferences. Her thesis gained significant media coverage in the health field, and in 2014, she was awarded an “Honourable Mention in the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean’s List” by the University of Western Australia.
Her core research and scholarly contribution has focused on conducting original research and systematic literature reviews to better understand the development, uptake, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions in allied health practice and health policy. In doing so, covering a diverse range of topics, including paediatrics, women’s health, sexual health, mental health and environmental health.
Her passion and desire to translate, implement and evaluate projects across the whole continuum of health interventions; from those targeting the social determinants of health to those addressing health service innovation; has led her to an extremely active role in community engagement and political advocacy.
She is the ex-chair and current secretary of a very active local community group The Hamilton Hill Community Group; a member of the steering committee of The Beeliar Group – Professors for Environmental Responsibility; the Conversation Council representative on the Government of Western Australia Department of Water and Environmental Regulations Air Quality Coordinating Committee, and member of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses.