Biography

Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath is an epidemiologist who has been actively involved in developing and conducting numerous population health studies. To date she has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed papers, several of which have been in high-ranking medical and health journals (with over 1900 citations to her name). Her publications have attracted >400 media stories with an estimated audience of 210 million people worldwide. Using large population datasets Bamini has provided novel community-based evidence on the health determinants and health outcomes associated with a range of chronic diseases and disability. Her ongoing research in the public health field aims to translate key study findings into health policy and practice, with the intention of targeting current gaps that exist in Australian healthcare.

Concurrent with her position at the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (Kolling Institute), Bamini is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Vision Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney. Her research work here is focused on sensory loss epidemiology and she currently holds a Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Fellowship, which aims to assess the modifiable lifestyle determinants of age-related macular degeneration.

Keywords

Hearing and speech, Ageing, Epidemiology, Disabilities

Themes

Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Healthy Ageing, Neurosciences and Mental Health

Clinical Specialty

Ophthalmology

Research Focus

Bamini currently holds a Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Fellowship, which aims to assess the modifiable lifestyle determinants of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In addition to AMD, her research has involved examining the lifestyle factors associated with age-related hearing loss and olfactory impairment. Using large population datasets, Bamini has provided novel community-based evidence on the health determinants and health outcomes associated with a range of chronic diseases and disability. Her ongoing research in the public health field aims to translate key study findings into health policy and practice, with the intention of targeting current gaps that exist in Australian healthcare.

Other Affiliations

Sydney Medical School > Northern Clinical School > Northern Clinical School|Sydney Medical School > Westmead Clinical School > Westmead Clinical School

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 – Macular Disease Foundation Australia/Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Research Fellowship
  • 2014 – Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales Research Grant
  • 2013 - Dairy Australia/Research and Development Grants
  • 2013 - Macular Disease Foundation Australia/Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Research Fellowship

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • PhD, University of Sydney, Sydney