Principal Research Fellow, Sensory Loss Epidemiology, Westmead Institute, University of Sydney
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 150 peer-reviewed papers, several of which have been in high-ranking medical and health journals (with over 1600 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 research work is primarily focused on sensory loss epidemiology, which aims to assess the modifiable lifestyle determinants and impacts of age-related sensory impairments. 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.