DR Nathan Grills

DR Nathan Grills

Positions

Overview

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  • Assoc.Professor Nathan Grills, a Public Health Physician and NHMRC post doctoral fellow, works largely in India on disability, non communicable diseases and health curriculum development and training. He has worked as a Public Health Fellow (Dept. of Health) and with CDC & WHO on HIV and civil society partnerships after completing his MPH and DPhil at Oxford University. He has international experience in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal. He currently facilitates a Network of programs who work together to help train Community Health Workers to serve the under-served (www.chgnukc.org). He has faculty positions with Melbourne University (www.ni.unimelb.edu.au/regional_activity/southasia/uttarakhand), the Public Health Foundation of India (www.phfi.org), the Emmanuel Health Association (India) (www.eha-health.org/) and is the international coordinator for the Community Health Global Network (www.chgn.org).

    Research interests:

    • HIV AIDS- completed doctoral studies on HIV, and in particular the role of community based organizations, at Oxford University in association with CDC India Office and WHO Geneva
    • Social Network Analysis Professional doctorate is based on network analysis. Practical experience in health network research in North India, Department of Health Victoria, Bangladesh and the UK.
    • Consultant on engagement and partnerships with Faith Based Organisations
    • Primary health care trainer- experience in North India, Nepal, Bangladesh, East Timor
    • Program evaluation- experience in India, Australia and Nepal
    • Qualitative research drawing on semi-ethnographic approaches

    Current positions:
    2012- Primary care Research advisory committee, CMC Vellore, India
    8/2010- Postdoctoral Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2010- Associate, Emmanuel Health Assoc   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • Research and Program Funding
    • 2013 Lead on the Australian India Council Grant: leveraging Australia’s experience to promote plain packaging in India (Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade) $40,000 over 2 years.
    • 2012-13 Over-Access to Medicines: Killing India? Collaboration with CMC Vellore research department to undertake multi centre study (20 sites) on misuse and overuse of medicines in India
    • 2012-13 Research and evaluation on the Emmanuel Health Association Community Health fellowship training program
    • 2012-13 Lead on Australian India Council. Disability mainstreaming in North India (Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade) $16,000
    • 2012-15 Lead on Public Sector Linkages Program (AusAID): Strengthening the capacity of the public sector to train public health leaders in the state of Uttarakhand (275,000)
    • 2011 Australia-India Institute grant: Co-lead with Prof Moodie a proposal to establish a high level taskforce to produce a policy piece on the tobacco control experience in India and Australia ($100,000)
    • 2010-2014 NHMRC Training Fellowship 628936. Learning to Link: Determining the effectiveness of networking between health programs in the developing world. $110,000 per year
    • 2011 Joint Coordinator of successful application for Australian Leadership Award (Disability capacity development), AusAID. $158,630.
    • 2011 Endeavour Award. Collaboration in health: The Case Study of the Uttarakhand Cluster $25,000.
    • 2010 Joint Coordinator of successful application Australian Leadership Award (tobacco control), AusAID. $197,392
    • 2010 Uttarakhand Cluster Disability Awareness DVD and Launch. $5,000
    • 2009-2010 Australian India Council. Impact of collaborative networks in primary health care. $12,800
    • 2009 Australian College of Physicians Rowden White Overseas Travelling Fellowship.
       

Awards

Education and training

  • DPH, Monash University 2014
  • FAFPHM, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2010
  • DPHIL, University of Oxford 2008
  • MSc, University of Oxford 2007
  • MBBS, Monash University 2002

Awards and honors

  • World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH): full scholarship to attend and present tobacco control research, 2012
  • Not in List, 2010
  • Collaboration in health: The Case Study of the Uttarakhand Cluster, The Endeavour Fellowship, 2010
  • Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 2010
  • Awarded for quality of presentations for the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Victorian Chapter, Graham Rouch Award Runner-Up, 2008
  • Rhodes scholarship, Victoria, 2002
  • highest mark in the final exams in Medicine and Surgery, College of Physicians Prize, 2002
  • highest aggregate mark in Medicine and Surgery, Alfred Hospital Graduate Prize, 2002
  • graduate prize for excellence in Medicine, Monash University, Harry Hindlop Green Scholarship, 2002
  • awarded to the 6th year judged by their colleagues to have contributed the most to medicine during the course, Association of Monash Medical Graduates prize, 2002
  • statewide scholarship for allied health students, awarded on the basis of academic standing, rural motivation, and character, Victorian Health Care Scholarship, 2002
  • : for the student who contributed most significantly to the first 3 years of the medical course, and best addressed student issues, Faculty of Medicine Paul Bryce Prize, Monash University, 1999

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Supervision and Mentoring experience:

    2013  Dr Gillian Porter, Public health registrar at the Nossal  Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2013  Dr Marianne Safe, Public health registrar at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2012  Alison Macintyre, professional practice placement, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2012  Michaela Dedek, CBM Partnership, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2011  Michael Loftus (elective subject at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne)
    2011  Dr Brad Martin, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2011  Alyssa Rassman, medical student from Houghton College, New York
    2010  Dr Sophia Samuel, volunteer project, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2010  Tamara Jolly, volunteer project, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
    2009-2010 Sana Hydairy, volunteer project, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne