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Doctor Shivani Bhatt

TB Specialist

Background

Dr Shivani Bhatt is an Advanced Trainee in Infectious Diseases, working in the Western Province, Papua New Guinea as a TB Specialist in Public Health. Her role is to work collaboratively with public health units in Daru in the fight to end TB, including an emphasis on consolidating and upscaling preventive therapy and contact tracing, well as raising awareness for COVID prevention and promoting vaccination uptake.

Shivani has an interest in global health, public health and tropical medicine. She has previously worked in health policy and strategy with the World Health Organisation on the End TB Strategy and has undertaken clinical training to date in both metropolitan and rural Victoria and in the Northern Territory.

Appointments

  • 2021- present- Member of The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
  • 2014- Internship with Global TB Department (Policy, Strategy & Innovations)- World Health Organization

Positions

  • 2022- TB Specialist in Public Health- Burnet Institute, Western Province, PNG
  • 2021- Infectious Diseases Registrar, Alfred Health
  • 2020- Infectious Diseases Registrar & Doctor in Redesign, Alfred Health
  • 2019- Basic Physician Trainee, Alfred Health
  • 2018- Basic Physician Trainee, Alfred Health
  • 2017- Basic Physician Trainee, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • 2016- Resident, Royal Darwin Hospital
  • 2015- Intern, Monash Health

Qualifications

  • 2019- Masters of Public Health & Tropical Medicine- James Cook University
  • 2017- Professional Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, East Africa- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 2014- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery- Monash University
  • 2013- Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons)- Monash University

Awards

  • 2014- Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship
  • 2014- The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Scholarship in Pathology
  • 2014- John Flynn Placement Program Scholarship
  • 2013- The Dr Denis Robertson Prize for Respiratory Medicine Research

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG