Naanki is an experienced project and program manager in public health and international development having worked in Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. She has an interest in community-based research projects supporting vulnerable people and communities and ensuring they have access to health services when they need it. Naanki is a Speech Pathologist and also holds a Masters in Public Health (International Health) and is an Associate of Trinity College London in Public Speaking.
Naanki works across the Institute's four Programs (Disease Elimination, Maternal Child & Adolescent Health, Behaviours and Health Risks and Health Security), working closely with the Program Directors and Deputy Director, Programs, to implement the strategy of each of the Programs in line with the Institute's vision and mission.
- 2012: ATCL (Public Speaking), Trinity College of Music and Drama, London
- 2011: MPH (International Health), Monash University, Australia
- 2003: B. SpPath (Hons), La Trobe University, Australia
- 2009: Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
- 2019 - ongoing: Program Engagement Manager, Burnet Institute
- May 2017 - 2019: Program Manager, Disease Elimination, Burnet Institute
- June 2014 – May 2017: Research & QA Program Manager, Myanmar, Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute
- Nov 2010-June 2014: International Programs Manager, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
- Dec 2009-Nov 2010: Grade 2 Speech Pathologist, Stream Leader in Neurosciences, Royal Melbourne Hospital
- July 2009-Jan 2010: Clinical Education Supervisor and Lecturer, School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University
- Dec 2007-April 2009: Project Manager, Operational Cleft Australia Foundation
- Oct 2006-Sept 2007: Speech and Language Therapy Course Coordinator, Australia Youth Ambassador for Development, Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, Bangladesh
- Feb 2004-Sept 2006: Speech Pathologist, Northern Health