Research Program Manager
BSc (Hons), PhD
Aarti is the Research Program Manager at CliniKids. In this role, she is responsible for managing a large, multidisciplinary research team providing support to ensure the team delivers high quality research outcomes and contributes to the strategic initiatives of the wider team.
Aarti completed her PhD at the Telethon Kids Institute in 2018 in the field of allergy and immunology and has a unique combination of core research and project management skillsets, with previous experience as a benchtop scientist.
During her research career, she developed a keen interest in research management which led her to her previous position managing the BREATH Team at the Institute where she oversaw 12 research projects across Australia (WA, NT, QLD), including 9 remote communities.
She has developed a reputation for fostering excellent working relationships with Aboriginal communities, clinicians and government organisations in order to deliver on research outcomes. She actively contributes to Institute-wide initiatives and is a key contributor to the Aboriginal Research Standards Training.