Researcher biography

Associate Professor Srinivas Kondalsamy Chennakesavan is the Head of Research at the University of Queensland's Rural Clinical School. He also shares an honorary appointment at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. With a background in medicine and public health, his research expertise is in the areas of gynaecologic oncology, public health, translational research, rural health and medical epidemiology. He has received competitive grants, $7.5m+ including five major grants from the NHMRC and other agencies and actively contributes to NHMRC and other international peer review panels for major funding schemes. His expertise in the areas of community-based screening and surveillance programs for chronic diseases in rural and remote Indigenous communities is well known. On invitation, those models of screening and management have been replicated in South Africa and some parts of India (resource-poor and challenging environments). He has unique skills in utilising information technology, clinical medicine and statistics to improve clinical outcomes.