dhanya nambiar

Dr Dhanya Nambiar

Research Fellow, Research and Analysis Team, National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit, Turning Point and Research Fellow, Monash University


Dhanya leads the data analysis team and is involved in the development of research projects within the unit, supports analyses and drafting of key stakeholder reports, as well as providing support on statistical methods. Her research projects focus on mental health and substance use using data linkage and longitudinal analyses. Dhanya has collaborative projects with local research organisations such as Alfred Health and the Burnet Institute. She also supervises undergraduate research projects and mentors postgraduate students at Monash University.


Dhanya (BE Biomed (Hons),PhD) received a PhD scholarship from the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Injecting Drug Use, and was awarded her PhD in Public Health from Monash University in 2017. Her research has been cited almost 60 times and includes international collaborations. In 2018, Dhanya obtained a highly competitive fellowship with the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence- Pre-hospital Emergency Care: Australia & New Zealand (PEC-ANZ). This multi-centre research group focused on emergency medicine in Australia, and Dhanya led research on Behaviours of Concern, including mental health and substance use. Dhanya is currently an Early Career Researcher (ECR) in the Eastern Health Clinical School and Monash Addiction Research Centre, and an Honorary Fellow of the Burnet Institute and PEC-ANZ.

Research interests

Dhanya’s research interests include:

  • record linkage
  • machine learning
  • cohort studies

Contact details

You can get in contact with Dhanya via email at [email protected]

More information

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