Chandni Joshi, MPH/MHM, MIPH, BPH


Research Officer
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Biography

Chandni Joshi is involved in research and evaluation on Health Literacy, Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease, Refugee Health and Indigenous Health at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Australia. Previously, she worked for two years with marginalised and culturally and linguistically diverse people in rural Nepal as a monitoring and evaluation officer. She has a Master of Public Health/Health Management from UNSW Australia and is a recipient of the Australian Government Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award.
Chandni Joshi is passionate about health and equity for the disadvantaged population and has an extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews in primary health care and equityusing both qualitative and quantitative data. She has presented her literature reviews in national conferences and has published one of her work in a peer-reviewed journal as the lead author.
Apart from research, Chandni joshi has practical experience in the areas of project planning, monitoring and management. Exposure to these areas has underpinned the development of transferable skills in relation to ensuring high quality research practice and project management, negotiation, team work and communication.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Attention to details, critical reasoning, strong analytical, communication and people skills, lateral thinking, project analysis and structured problem solving.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS

• Australian Government Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award (2011 – 2013), AUD$118,000
• University of New South Wales HRH Knowledge Hub Student Support (2011), AUD$1500
• Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Student Excellence Award in the third year of Bachelor Degree in Public Health (2008)
• Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Student Excellence Award in the second year of Bachelor Degree in Public Health (2007)
• Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Student Excellence Award in the first year of Bachelor Degree in Public Health (2006)
• MahendraBhawan Girls’ School Student Excellence Award in high school (2002)

Publications

1. Shrestha SK, Travaglia J, Joshi C. A Narrative Synthesis of the Published Literature on Antenatal Care in Low and Middle Income Countries. Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health. 2014; 13(1): 12-23.
2. Joshi C, Torvaldsen S, Hodgson R, Hayen A. Factors associated with the use and quality of antenatal care in Nepal: a population-based study using the demographic and health survey data. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014; 14(1): 94. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-94.
3. Bhandari R, Adhikari M, Karkee R, Joshi C, Khanal V. Utilization of maternal and child health services in western rural Nepal: A cross-sectional community-based study. Indian Journal of Public Health. 2014, 58(1): 27. doi: 10.4103/0019-557X.128162.
4. Joshi C, Russell G, Cheng IH, et al. A narrative synthesis of the impact of primary health care delivery models for refugees in resettlement countries on access, quality and coordination. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2013; 12(1): 88. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-12-88.
5. Khanal V, Joshi C, Neupane D, Karkee R. Practices and Perceptions on Contraception Acceptance among Clients Availing Safe Abortion Services in Nepal. Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2011; 9(3): 179-184.
6. Joshi C. Application of Ottawa Charter to Poor Nutrition at the National Level in Nepal. Health Prospect. 2011; 10: 41.