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Dr Shobhana Nagraj

Dr Shobhana Nagraj

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Shobhana Nagraj

Clinical Researcher in Paediatric Primary Redesign for Global Health

Dr Shobhana (Shobi) Nagraj is a Clinical Researcher, with a professional background in paediatric surgery and primary care, and a research background in Health Services Research and Implementation Science.

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 currently the module lead for Global Surgery on the International Health & Tropical Medicine Masters course at the University of Oxford, and co-leads the Oxford University Global Surgery Course.  She has reviewed grants for the MRC, and is part of the NIHR Global Health Community of Practice on Community Engagement & Involvement.

Her research interests include: Global children’s health, human-centred design, implementation of complex innovations in low-resource settings, and health professionals’ education.