Associate Professor Jyoti Khadka

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North (N202)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Jyoti Khadka is an Associate Professor in health economics and outcome research at the Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and at Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), with a multi-disciplinary background (vision sciences, psychometrics, and health economics).

Dr Khadka, an accomplished academic researcher, specialises in person-reported outcomes, health economics, aged care, and health services research. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of person-reported outcomes and methodological research on how person-reported outcomes (e.g. quality of life, experience, well-beiong) are best valued in health and social care settings. Nationally recognized, two of his tools, QOL-ACC and QCE-ACC, are implemented by the Australian Government to assess aged care quality. Till date, Dr Khadka has developed, validated and implemented 15 different tools to measure quality of life and quality of care experience across vision, aged care and health system.

Leveraging the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA)' databases, he also investigates older individuals' interactions with healthcare systems, analyzing aged care and healthcare costs to inform national policies. With a notable portfolio of over 90 publications and five research reports, including contributions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, he has secured substantial Category A grant funding, exceeding $7 million. Dr. Khadka's work significantly influences aged care practices and policies in Australia.


PhD (2010)
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Thesis title: Development of a Visual Ability Measuring Questionnaire for Children

MPhil (2007)
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Thesis title: Impact of Visual Impairment in Children

Bachelor of Optometry (2003)
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Honours, awards and grants

Over $7.0 million in highly competitive national and internation research grants.

  1. Improving the quality and safety of aged care: “Health Economics Implications of Monitoring Safety and Quality of Aged Care in Australia: The Hospital Research Foundation- 2020-21: Project Grant Experienced Category. $1,29,500. J Khadka. J Ractcliffe, M Inacio, S Wesselingh.
  2. Choice Experiment Aiming to Optimize the Response to Financial Toxicity due to Cancer and its treatment. Research Theme Investment Scheme Seed Funding (2019)- $38300: I Olver, J Ratcliffe, Alex Brown, K Fennell, J Khadka.
  3. Medical Research Future Fund-Acting fast to increase time-critical stroke treatment to all South Australians (2019-2020)- $220000.S Hiller, T Kleinig, S Koblar, J Jammes, J Khadka, K Dixon, B Martin, A Hamilton-Bruce, A Milton.
  4. The Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFÉ) Seeding Funding- $ 3600: Investigating the potential of Eye-Tracking to add to discrete choice experiment studies (Feb- Dec 2018). J Khadka, R Milte, J Ratcliffe
  5. The Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFÉ) Seeding Funding- $ 1905: Creating a Multi-Attribute Utility Item banking for economic evaluations in paediatric population. (Feb- Dec 2018). J Khadka
  6. FMNHS (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Flinders University) Seeding Grant (01.529.39789: Jan-Dec 2015) A$ 15000: Development of a novel testing system to measure the impact of age-related macular degeneration on quality of life. J Khadka
  7. FMNHS (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Flinders University) Seeding Grant (01.529.40469: Jan-Dec 2016) A$18,000: The prioritisation of people on cataract surgery waiting lists. J Khadka (CIA)
Teaching interests

Basic Clinical Skills (optometry)

MDS2000- Skills for Medical Scientists 2

Topic lecturer
MDSC2000 Skills for Medical Scientists 2
Supervisory interests
Aged care
Health economic evaluation
Health services research
Health-related quality of life
Item bank and computer adaptive testing system
Patient-reported outcomes
Valuing health related quality of life
Vision-related outcome measures
Visual function and quality-of-life questionnaires
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Patient-reported Outcome Measures (1), Health Economics (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dr Mallika Prem-Senthil

PhD - MAY 2018

Dr Himal Kandel

PhD - JAN 2019

Sheela Evangeline Kumaran

PhD - JUN 2020

Dr Louise Heuzenroeder

PhD - OCT 2020

Jenny Cleland

PhD - SEP 2022

  • Aged Care
  • Eye diseases
  • Health Economics
  • Healthy ageing
  • Outcome studies
  • Pyschometrics
  • Quality of life