Pinika is a current MPhil student at the University of Sydney School of Public Health under the supervision of Prof Lyndal Trevena and Dr Sarah Bernays. Her research looks at developing improved methods to facilitate active patient involvement and shared decision making for refugees/asylum seekers in a primary health care setting. Pinika has a background in Medical Science and completed her Masters of Public Health in 2016 at the University of Sydney. Since that time, she has worked as a research assistant with the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence “Ask, Share, Know: Rapid Evidence for General Practice Decisions” where she has helped to conduct rapid reviews of the evidence and create resources for general practice.

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