Gulshan Ara Khanom

Gulshan Ara Khanom is a medical doctor with Masters in Public Health. She has several years of experience in project management and public health research in Bangladesh and Uganda. She has also worked on the Physician Certified Verbal Autopsy in Maternal Mortality Survey and Matlab Demographic and Surveillance Survey projects at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease & Research Bangladesh and assigned causes of death using ICD-10 code.

In Australia, she has worked at the CBM-Nossal Partnership for Disability Inclusive Development where she reviewed state reports for the inclusion of psycho-social disability according to the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has also worked in Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Currently she is working as a Research Fellow at the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative at Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her main responsibilities include updating training materials for verbal autopsy (VA) and medical certification of death (MCCOD), facilitating training for trainers on SmartVA application and MCCOD, evaluating the performance of SmartVA implementation, assessing medical certification of cause of death, reviewing medical records to identify misclassification in hospitals and helping to build capacity for health professionals in countries with the basic principles of mortality data quality assessment using the UoM/SwissTPH ANACONDA software.