Professor Shanthi Neranjana Ameratunga

Biography

A paediatrician and public health physician by background, Shanthi leads a multi-disciplinary research program focusing on trauma outcomes, injury prevention, disability and rehabilitation. Her doctoral research explored the health-related quality of life of car crash survivors. She is the Project Director of the Traffic Related Injury in the Pacific (TRIP) Study, a collaboration with the Fiji School of Medicine funded by The Wellcome Trust and the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Other projects she contributes to include the national youth health surveys (Youth2000 / Youth’07), the PREDICT project (cardiovascular disease prevention), and the ADAPT trial (mobile phone intervention for depression prevention in young people). She is a member of the Effective Practice & Quality Improvement (EPIQ) group at the School of Population Health, and coordinates the Global Health module for a class of 985 Year 1 Students studying Population Health at the University of Auckland. She has over 100 publications including journal articles, book chapters and monographs.

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Epidemiology of injuries
  • Trauma research and outcomes
  • Disability & Rehabilitation
  • Youth health
  • Global health

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 4, Room 438
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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