Imperial College London

MsDilkushiPoovendran

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Dilkushi is a researcher in the Centre for Health Policy at the Institute of Global Health Innovation. Her work currently focuses on public attitudes towards data sharing in health care, a project commissioned by the Sowerby Foundation.  The Centre for Health Policy, under the leadership of Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, promotes innovative evidence-based policies among decision-makers worldwide, and undertakes a broad range of work from original academic research to developing practical applied solutions for health challenges for policymakers.

Prior to joining the Centre for Health Policy, she was a researcher on an NIHR Programme Grant to assess the use of financial incentives in UK addiction treatment. The programme grant was comprised of two large cluster RCTs examining the effectiveness of using financial incentives to 1) improve the completion rates of hepatitis B vaccination amongst individuals receiving opiate substitution treatment and 2) to encourage abstinence from street heroin among individuals receiving opiate substitution treatment. 

Dilkushi is a PhD candidate at Imperial College in mental health services research. Her research interests include using mixed method approaches in the evaluation of complex interventions, clinical trial methodology, and drug policy.