Diksha Sirohi

Diksha Sirohi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr. Diksha Sirohi is a PhD (Medicine) Candidate at the Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is working on the co-creation of the Endometriosis Digital Platform Project as a part of her PhD.

Dr. Diksha completed her medical training in alternate/complementary medicine and holds a Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery from Goa University, India. She is trained in integrative medical care along with the application of modern medicine therapeutics. Her clinical experience includes the holistic management of women's health conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and other gynecological disorders. She also completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Goa University, India and has worked in the healthcare and hospital management sector in the area of Quality Management. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. She is well-versed in epidemiology, environmental health and health promotion.

Prior to starting her Ph.D. candidature, Dr. Diksha worked as a researcher at the Robinson Research Institute, Adelaide Medical School on the Endometriosis Digital Platform Project. She is an early career researcher with skills spanning across medicine, public health and healthcare management.

Dr. Diksha Sirohi's PhD project consists of two parts. Phase 1 involves the co-creation of the Endometriosis Digital Platform Project using the Design Thinking Framework. The project is a mixed-method study involving quantitative and qualitative research methods. The platform is developed in consultation with the Australian endometriosis community and their supporters, advocacy groups, clinicians, bioinformatic specialists, and researchers. The platform is called EndoZone www.endozone.com.au was launched on 31st March 2022.

As part of Phase 2, Dr. Diksha designed and implemented the evaluation study for EndoZone as a health promotion tool where she assessed endometriosis literacy, pain self-efficacy and the quality of life in the endometriosis community. This is a first health promotion evaluation of a digital platform created for endometriosis. 

The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Jean Hailes for Women's Health.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Research Officer University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2016 Management Consultant Self Employed
    2012 - 2014 Executive - Quality Management Manipal Hospital
    2011 - 2012 Executive - Quality Management Vivus SMRC Heart Centre
    2009 - 2016 Allied Health Practitioner Self Employed Private Practice
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award Robinson Research Institute 2023 Round 1 Travel Grants Program Robinson Research Institute Australia $2000
    2022 Award 2022 RRI Excellence in Community Engagement Robinson Research Institute Australia -
    2022 Award 2022 RRI Career Development Award Robinson Research Institute Australia $1,000
    2020 Scholarship Australian Research Training Program Scholarship Australian Government Australia -
    2017 Award Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence (Master of Public Health) The University of Queensland Australia -
    2017 Distinction High Distinction (Master of Public Health) The University of Queensland Australia -
    2016 Award Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence (Master of Public Health) The University of Queensland Australia -
    2012 Award Third Rank (Master of Business Administration) Goa University India -
    2008 Award Gold Medal (Human Physiology) Goa University India -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read and understand spoken
    German Can read and understand spoken
    Hindi Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2017 University of Queensland Australia Master of Public Health
    2009 - 2011 Goa University India Master of Business Administration
    2003 - 2009 Goa University India Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2011 - 2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management Symbiosis International University India
    2011 - 2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Medico Legal Systems Symbiosis International University India
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Sirohi, D., Ng, C. H. M., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M. A., Hull, M. L., & O'Hara, R. (2024). High-Quality eHealth Websites for Information on Endometriosis: Systematic Search. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 26(1), 11 pages.
    DOI
    2023 Sirohi, D., Freedman, S., Freedman, L., Carrigan, G., Hey-Cunningham, A. J., Hull, M. L., & O’Hara, R. (2023). Patient experiences of being advised by a healthcare professional to get pregnant to manage or treat endometriosis: a cross-sectional study. BMC Women's Health, 23(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Sirohi, D., Ng, C. H. M., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M. A., Hull, M. L., & O'Hara, R. (2023). High-Quality eHealth Websites for Information on Endometriosis: Systematic Search (Preprint).
    DOI
    2021 Sirohi, D., Al Ramadhani, R., & Knibbs, L. D. (2021). Environmental exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their role in endometriosis: a systematic literature review. Reviews on Environmental Health, 36(1), 101-115.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2023 O'Hara, R., Sirohi, D., H.M. Ng, C., Slater, H., Parker, M., Li, W., & Hull, L. (2023). EndoZone: World's first co-created, digital informatics platform for endometriosis - Oral Presentation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th World Congress on Endometriosis. Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom.
    2023 Freedman, S., Sirohi, D., Freedman, L., Carrigan, G., Hey-Cunningham, A., Hull, L., & O'Hara, R. (2023). Improving the delivery of advice from health professionals to people with endometriosis: Patients' perspectives on pregnancy advice. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th World Congress for Endometrosis. Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom.
    2023 Freedman, S., Sirohi, D., Freedman, L., Carrigan, G., Hey-Cunningham, A., Hull, L., & O'Hara, R. (2023). Improving the delivery of advice from health professionals to people with endometriosis: Patients' perspectives on pregnancy advice. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th World Congress for Endometrosis. Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom.
    2022 Sirohi, D., O'Hara, R., H.M. Ng, C., & Hull, L. (2022). Exploring the needs of the endometriosis community using the Design Thinking Framework - (Oral presentation; pre-recorded). Poster session presented at the meeting of 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion. Montreal (Virtually hosted).
    2022 O'Hara, R., Sirohi, D., H.M. Ng, C., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M., & Hull, L. (2022). EndoZone: An evidence-based platform co-created with people affected by endometriosis - Oral presenation. Poster session presented at the meeting of TAAHC Women's Health Forum.
    2022 O'Hara, R., Sirohi, D., H.M. Ng, C., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M., & Hull, L. (2022). EndoZone: An evidence-based platform co-created with people affected by endometriosis - Oral presenation. Poster session presented at the meeting of TAAHC Women's Health Forum.
    2022 O'Hara, R., Sirohi, D., H.M. Ng, C., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M., & Hull, L. (2022). EndoZone: An evidence-based platform co-created with people affected by endometriosis - Oral Presentation. Poster session presented at the meeting of QLD Women's Health Forum.
    2021 Sirohi, D., O'Hara, R., H.M. Ng, C., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M., & Hull, L. (2021). Engaging the Australian endometriosis community in the design of a digital health platform - Poster Presenation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 14th World Congress on Endometriosis.
    2021 Sirohi, D., O'Hara, R., H.M. Ng, C., Bidargaddi, N., Slater, H., Parker, M., & Hull, L. (2021). Engaging the Australian endometriosis community in the design of a digital health platform - Poster Presenation. Poster session presented at the meeting of 14th World Congress on Endometriosis.

Ph.D. (Medicine) - Australian Research Training Program Scholarship (2020-2023)

Endometriosis Digital Platform Project - Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Jean Hailes for Women's Health (2020-2021)

Available to supervise Research and Critical Appraisal course


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