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Researcher Spotlight: Lalit Yadav

Dr Lalit Yadav is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow supporting the Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and the NHMRC Centre for Transdisciplinary Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing, University of Adelaide. Lalit’s expertise lies in health systems research using Knowledge Translation (KT) and Implementation Science (IS) approaches. He is working with existing and emerging collaborations globally, including in India, to develop context-specific innovative models of care.

What are you working on right now?
Currently, I am leading a program of research focused on establishing person-centred and integrated models of care. These models are assisted by digital health technologies and modern educational approaches in different country contexts that target complex conditions such as orthopaedic injuries, poor musculoskeletal health and/or multimorbid conditions.

What’s the best part of your work?
I have worked in the UK, India and Australia where I have designed and implemented initiatives aimed at reducing inequalities in healthcare. These range from pilot programs to large-scale public health programs and clinical trials across primary care, hospital and community settings.

What sparked your interest in your field?
I am inspired by constant learning and the desire to make meaningful contributions through collaborative work with academia, health services, industry and community-driven research.

In particular, I am interested in the projects that involve patients, families and healthcare providers as a networked unit intended to empower individuals and provide holistic and integrated care at the right time and place.

How are you collaborating with colleagues in India/Australia?
For the past 10 years, I have worked in both the countries and have been part of major bilateral collaborations through the Public Health Foundation of India, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Recently, I have been collaborating on an Australia-India Council grant funded project to design disability-inclusive virtual healthcare.

What does successful research collaboration look like?
My understanding of a successful research collaboration is one that is always a work-in-progress, strengthened by incremental efforts, trust and transparency, and engagement and respect for the community or people we intend to develop better solutions for. 

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