Hir joined THRI in September 2017 as a Research Assistant and has worked on a number of projects. She has experience working on several mixed-methods studies. The research has focused mainly on marginalised population such as homeless families, women experiencing complex trauma, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. Hir has also worked on epidemiological studies such as over-weight and obesity drivers among adolescents in Australia.
Being a registered physiotherapist from India, she has previously worked as a consultant physiotherapist in paediatrics and as a district coordinator and physiotherapist for a Parkinson’s Disease support group. Hir’s physiotherapy training allows her to understand the physical requirements of different age-groups, at different places. Her experience also allows her to understand the influence of different socio-cultural, economic, and religious practices on health outcomes. The degree in health science and experience as a Research Assistant provides her an insight into research-related skills such as qualitative and quantitative analysis skills, identification and understanding of public health concerns, critical reviews skills, drawing conclusions and recognising gaps in the literature.
- Mental health
Qualifications and Recognition
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Ahmedabad Physiotherapy College, India
- Master of Health Science (major Occupational Health and Safety), Western Sydney University