Shyam Muthuramalingam

Shyam Muthuramalingam

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.

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    Year Citation
    2020 Gutman, T., Tong, A., Howell, M., Dansie, K., Hawley, C. M., Craig, J. C., . . . Better Evidence and Translation in Chronic Kidney Disease (BEAT-CKD) Workshop Investigators. (2020). Principles and strategies for involving patients in research in chronic kidney disease: report from national workshops. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 35(9), 1585-1594.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2020 Natale, P., Gutman, T., Howell, M., Dansie, K., Hawley, C. M., Cho, Y., . . . Better Evidence and Translation in Chronic Kidney Disease (BEAT-CKD) Workshop Investigators. (2020). Recruitment and retention in clinical trials in chronic kidney disease: report from national workshops with patients, caregivers and health professionals. Nephrol Dial Transplant, 35(5), 755-764.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2020 Muthuramalingam, S., Scholes-Robertson, N., Carswell, P., Maistry, C., Paulo, K., & Duncanson, E. (2020). Empowering consumers as equal partners at scientific conferences in nephrology. Nephrology, 25(12), 879-880.
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