Dr Shobhana Nagraj
design, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions
Using normalisation process theory to explore mHealth implementation
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS MRCGP MPhil DPhil SFHEA
Dr Shobhana (Shobi) Nagraj is a post-doctoral Clinical Researcher in the Health Systems Collaborative group within the NDM Centre for Global Health Research, working in the fields of Health Systems research and Implementation Science, with a focus on maternal child health.
During her time as a clinician and medical educator, Shobi has worked closely with rural communities and Community Health Care Workers in low-resource settings globally. She is passionate about delivering high-quality, universal health services to women and children, that meet the needs of the communities and end-users. Shobi’s research focuses on the use of theory in the design, development and implementation of complex interventions (including mobile technologies) to support the healthcare workforce in low-resource settings. She is interested in how complex innovations can be designed to facilitate implementation and sustainability within the health system and the communities they serve.
She is a Course Director for the Oxford University Global Surgery Course, and leads the Global Surgery day on the International Health & Tropical Medicine Masters course at the University of Oxford. Shobi has reviewed grants for the MRC, Research Council of Norway, and is part of the NIHR Global Health Community of Practice on Community Engagement & Involvement. Shobi works closely with local organisations in Oxfordshire around issues of childhood nutrition.
Her research interests include: Global surgery, global children’s health, human-centred design, implementation of complex innovations in low-resource settings, and health professionals’ education.
- Working together with the Leo & Mia Foundation to address the issue of preterm birth globally
- Working together with the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust on NHS workforce issues and quality improvement initiatives.
A scoping review of the post-discharge care needs of babies requiring surgery in the first year of life
Nagraj S. et al, (2023), PLOS Global Public Health
Global Surgery, Universal Health Coverage & the Spirit of Ubuntu
Nagraj S., (2023), Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, 4
A Mobile Clinical Decision Support System for High-Risk Pregnant Women in Rural India (SMARThealth Pregnancy): Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Nagraj S. et al, (2023), Jmir Formative Research
A landscape analysis of the key global stakeholders working on interventions around preterm birth that improve neonatal mortality and morbidity.
Moon G. et al, (2023), Wellcome Open Research, 8, 220 - 220
Improving child health service interventions through a Theory of Change: A scoping review
Jones B. et al, (2023), Frontiers in Pediatrics, 11