Researcher

Dr Sameera Ansari

My Expertise

Clinical research, Patient activation, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Self-management of chronic disease, Primary health care, Biopsychosocial research, Health behaviour, Health services, Implementation science, Digital health

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Biography

Sameera has over 15 years of experience in health care as a physiotherapist, academic and researcher. She completed her PhD on self-management of COPD in the context of multi-morbidity in 2018, which made a significant contribution to original research in respiratory medicine and primary health care. Till date, Sameera has led several research projects to successful completion. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research...view more

Sameera has over 15 years of experience in health care as a physiotherapist, academic and researcher. She completed her PhD on self-management of COPD in the context of multi-morbidity in 2018, which made a significant contribution to original research in respiratory medicine and primary health care. Till date, Sameera has led several research projects to successful completion. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methods, systematic review of literature, co-design, implementation and evaluation of clinical trials, crafting original research protocols, human research ethics applications, program development for self-management of chronic disease and writing policy documents. Through her research, Sameera has contributed to the work of organisations such as Primary Health Networks, Local Health Districts, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and the World Health Organization. She is passionate about clinical research on chronic disease that aims to improve health outcomes for patients, enhances health care delivery, and informs clinical practice and policy. Sameera's main research interests are chronic disease prevention and management, health services, implementation science, digital health and primary health care.


My Grants

Jan 2020     Adoption of telehealth and digital health information systems in low and middle-income Pacific island countries and territories: a policy brief for health policymakers; Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Adam Craig, Sameera Ansari, Teng Liaw, Sunia Soakai, Katri Maria Kontio, Alex Rosewell, Rowena Cullen, John Hall

Mar 2019    Co-creation of digital health country profiles for the Pacific Island Countries; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari

Feb 2019     A review of the use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support the delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services in the Western Pacific Region; World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific; Teng Liaw, Sameera Ansari

June 2018   Sponsorship for presenting my research at the 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Melbourne; Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Sydney; Sameera Ansari

June 2017   Sponsorship for presenting my research at the ERS International Congress 2017 in Milan, Italy; European Respiratory Society; Sameera Ansari

July 2015    Sponsorship of registration fee for presenting my research at the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Adelaide; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari

Mar 2015    Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multi-morbidity (APCOM) Pilot Study; Investigator Sponsored Studies Grant, GlaxoSmithKline Australia; Sameera Ansari, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Sarah Dennis, Nicholas Zwar

Jan 2015     Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship towards stipend and conference expenses while working on the APCOM Pilot Project; National Health and Medical Research Council; Sameera Ansari

July 2014     UNSW Australian Postgraduate Award towards PhD stipend; Commonwealth of Australia; Sameera Ansari

July 2014     Sponsorship of registration fee for presenting my research at the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Canberra; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari

Nov 2013     Competitive scholarship for presenting my research at the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Congress in Yokohama, Japan; Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, UNSW Sydney; Sameera Ansari

July 2013     Sponsorship of registration fee for attending the 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Sydney; Primary Health Care Research and Information Service; Sameera Ansari


My Qualifications

Jan 2018   Doctor of Philosophy - Public Health and Community Medicine (Understanding the Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Intervening to Improve Self-Management in the Context of Multi-morbidity), UNSW Sydney, Australia

 

Mar 2008   Master of Physiotherapy (Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences), Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

 

Mar 2005   Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India


My Awards

  • Jun  2017    Young Scientist Sponsorship; European Respiratory Society
  • Nov 2016    Research Student Award; Postgraduate Council, UNSW Sydney 
  • Jan 2015     Postgraduate Scholarship; NHMRC
  • July 2014    Australian Postgraduate Award; UNSW Sydney
  • Mar 2008    Gold medal for Master’s degree; Sri Ramachandra University
  • Mar 2005    Gold medal for Bachelor’s degree; Sri Ramachandra University
  • Jan 2005     Best Outgoing Physiotherapy Internee; Sri Ramachandra University

My Research Activities

  • Development of a policy brief on digital health adoption for the Pacific Island Countries (Co-Investigator)
  • A systematic review of toolkits for implementation and evaluation of digital health (Lead Investigator)
  • Informatics Capability Maturity assessment of general practices in South Western Sydney (Co-Investigator)
  • Co-creation of digital health profiles for the Pacific Island Countries (Co-Investigator)
  • COPD Patient driven Actions within a Concordant Evidence-based agenda (PACE) in Primary Care (Coordinating Investigator)

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Location

School of Public Health and Community Medicine