Dr Dhani Dharmaprani

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Dhani Dharmaprani is a Biomedical Engineer and Future Making Fellow at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), University of Adelaide, as well as a casual academic at the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders. As a biomedical engineer, her overarching research vision is to transform cardiovascular health through pioneering digital technologies and innovative analytical approaches.

She undertook her Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering at Flinders University, graduating in 2016, and completed her PhD in 2020. Dhani is also currently affiliated with the Cardiac Signals Analysis Lab led by Professor Anand Ganesan at Flinders University, and has also recently had the great pleasure of visiting the Personalised Computational Modelling (PCM) lab at Queen Mary University London under the mentorship Dr Caroline Roney, and Professor Steven Niederer at the Cardiac Electromechanics Group (CEMRG) at Imperial College London.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - 2020

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) - 2016

Honours, awards and grants

RESEARCH GRANTS

1. Future Making Fellowship, University of Adelaide 2024

2. CIA on Heart Health Innovation Grant from The Hospital Research Foundation, 2022

2. CIB on MRFF Cardiovascular Health Mission Grant, 2021 (CIA Prof Anand Ganesan)

3. CID on NHMRC Ideas Grant, 2021 (CIA Prof Anand Ganesan)

4. CIA on Tom Simpson Trust Equipment Fund from The National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2020

AWARDS AND HONOURS

1. Flinders University Early Career Alumni Award, 2023

2. Featured in News Corp's Top 25 Australian Female Scientists national article, 2023

2. Featured in The Advertiser's '21 South Aussies to Watch in 2023' article, 2023

3. Science and Technology's Superstars of STEM, 2023-2024

4. Finalist 7News Young Achiever Award (STEM), 2023 (to be announced)

5. Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers, 2022

6. Women In Innovation Winnovation Awards Finalist for categories of: i) Engineering, ii) Maths & Data, iii) Technology, and winner for Maths & Data, 2022

7. Fresh Science's South Australian Fresh Scientist, 2021

8. Flinders University Dean (Education) Award for Excellence in Teaching Special Mention, 2021

9. Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Young Investigator Award Finalist, 2021

10. Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CEPS) Young Investigator Award Finalist, 2021

11. Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health Publication Award, 2019

12. Cardiac Electrophysiology Society (CEPS) Young Investigator Award Finalist, 2019

13. Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Young Investigator of the Year Finalist, 2019

14. Flinders University 3-Minute Thesis Competition Finalist, 2019

15. 3x Travel Grants

16. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Heart Rhythm Prize winner, 2018

19. Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Young Investigator of the Year, 2018

20. Most Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Honours or Masters project, 2016