School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Shyam Muthuramalingam has a PhD in Chemistry and uses his research skills and lived experience of kidney disease as a kidney transplant recipient to bridge the gap between clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and patients and their caregivers. He is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of a consumer engagement strategy for Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA), based at SAHMRI in Adelaide, South Australia as its consumer and community engagement officer. He is leading the Registry's consumer-related activities and devotes his time and effort to advancing consumer participation in kidney disease research and educating researchers about effective consumer engagement in research by addressing patient priorities. Shyam serves as a consumer representative on the Clinical Advisory Committee of Kidney Health Australia. He also coordinates and leads the - National Kidney Consumer Council Research Network (The Network) of approximately 80 passionate kidney patients across Australia and New Zealand. He is creating lasting connections between researchers and consumers and provides pathways for consumers to be involved in setting research agendas, doing' research, and communicating results, and translating them into practice to improve patient care and outcomes.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Consumer and Community Engagement Implementation Lead South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 2019 - ongoing Affiliate Lecturer University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Medical Scientist Royal Adelaide Hospital
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2017 Flinders University Australia PhD 2009 - 2010 Flinders University Australia Master of Science in Nanotechnology 2004 - 2008 SASTRA University India Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology
Research InterestsCardiac, Respiratory and Vascular Health Indigenous and Disadvantaged Health Neuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health Surgical and Health Systems Innovation Translational Health Outcomes Applied Ethics Behavioral Science & Comparative Psychology Biological Sciences Biomarkers Clinical Psychology Clinical Sciences Clinical Trials Communications and Media Policy Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development Decision Making Decision Support and Group Support Systems Health and Community Services Health Care Administration Health Counselling Health Policy Health Promotion Intercultural Communication Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy Mental Health Nanotechnology Population Health Public Health Public Health and Health Services Public Policy Research, Science and Technology Policy Social Policy Social Program Evaluation
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