Dr Jyoti Khadka

Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Dr Jyoti Khadka is an optometrist by training. He worked in the Flinders Optometry space for seven years as an academic researcher before moving on to healthy ageing, health economics, health services and aged care research. He was awarded a PhD at Cardiff University in the UK, followed by a Post-doctoral fellowship at Flinders University. His main areas of research interests are in healthy ageing, patient-reported outcomes, frailty, quality of life and the application of modern psychometric methods, including item response theory (IRT) and Rasch analysis, to develop, validate and implement quality of life instruments. His other research interests include exploring ways to improve the quality of both preference and non-preference based instruments to measure and value health and quality of life outcomes in children and adults for health economics evaluations across the health, aged care and social care sectors.

Qualifications

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
  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
Item bank and computer adaptive testing system
Patient-reported outcomes
Vision-related outcome measures
Visual function and quality-of-life questionnaires
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
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

Interests
  • Eye diseases
  • Healthy ageing
  • Outcome studies
  • Pyschometrics
  • Quality of life

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