Karki Surendra

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Dr Surendra Karki

Research Fellow

Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney Visiting Fellow, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)


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Surendra uses large-scale data to conduct epidemiological research and understand blood donors’ health and wellbeing. He's always sharing his knowledge of clinical and epidemiological study design to help everyone get the best outcomes. He’s currently supervising several higher degree research students.

Before joining the team at Lifeblood, Surendra obtained his PhD in Epidemiology from Monash University. He went on to work as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Awards
  • UNSW High Quality Research Papers Scheme Incentive (2019)
  • 15th National Immunisation Conference, Best Posters Award, Public Health Association of Australia (2016)
  • Young Investigator Fellow, Edward Jenner Vaccine Society and Journal: Vaccine (2015-2018)
  • Alfred Health's Chairman of the Board Award for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia (2013)
Leadership
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health (2018-current)
  • New Voices in Asian Health, World Health Summit Organization, Germany (2013)
  • New Voices in Global Health, World Health Summit Organization (2017) ISBT Working Party Member, Donors and donations (2019-current)

Key publications

Long-term return and donation pattern of those who begin donating at different ages- a retrospective cohort analysis of blood donors in Australia
Priyono A, Masser B, Dyda A, Davison T, Irving DO, Karki S.
2020
Transfusion
doi.org/10.1111/trf.16187
Completeness and accuracy of self-reported history of blood donation: results from a cohort of older adults in Australia
Karki S, Davison TE, Thijsen A, Gemelli CN, Irving DO, Wright ST
2019
Transfusion
59:26-31.
Demographic and health profile of older Australian blood donors: results from the Extended Donor Vigilance data linkage study (EDV:Link)
Gemelli CN, Thijsen A, Karki S, Davison TE, Irving DO, Wright ST
2018
ISBT Science Series
13:412-420.
* Risk factors and burden of acute Q fever in older adults in New South Wales: a prospective cohort study
Karki S, Gidding HF, Newall AT, McIntyre PB, Liu BC
2015
Med J Aust.
203:438.
* Association between body mass index and laboratory-confirmed influenza in middle aged and older adults: a prospective cohort study
Karki S, Muscatello DJ, Banks E, MacIntyre CR, McIntyre P, Liu B
2018
Int J Obes (Lond).
42:1480-1488.

* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood