Peivand Bastani

Senior Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.08)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Peivand Bastani, holding a PhD, MSc, and MPH, has been dedicated to academia for the past decade, contributing both in Australia and overseas. As an international researcher in health disciplines, she stands out as a brilliant researcher, earning recognition in Stanford University's prestigious list of the World's Top 2% Scientists in 2023 due to her impactful research profile.

Her primary research areas include health services, health policy development, Health Technology Assessment and digital health. Driven by a keen interest, she actively analyzes the effects of digital interventions on health services and policies across different levels, aiming to translate this knowledge into practical applications.

Beyond her research prowess, Dr. Bastani is esteemed as an international lecturer in Healthcare Management, Digital Health, and Public Health. She has engaged with audiences in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Middle Eastern countries, further contributing to the global discourse on these critical topics.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Public Health Epidemiology), The University of Queensland, 2022
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Iran University of Medical Sciences, 2014
  • M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2015.
  • M.Sc. (Medical Education), Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 2013.
  • M.Sc. (Healthcare Management and Health Economics), Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 2009.
  • B.S.c (Health Sciences), Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 2002.
Honours, awards and grants

Peivand is a dedicated lifelong learner whose PhD research focused on strategic purchasing and resource allocation for pharmaceuticals dedicated to chronic patients in low-income countries. She has customized a healthcare services access model based on the frameworks provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Her passion for translating policies and synthesizing evidence into practical applications led her to enhance her expertise in epidemiology during her postdoctoral fellowship. This effort enabled her to integrate policy analysis models with an epidemiologic perspective, ensuring more practical implications for policymakers.

Her noteworthy achievements include being selected as a member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network. Moreover, her application, titled "Developing a Policymaking Framework for Integration of Oral Health within Primary Healthcare in Australia," successfully secured a grant from the Australian Dental Research Foundation, further highlighting her dedication to advancing healthcare practices.

These accomplishments, coupled with numerous international grants addressing health services utilization, access to services, and universal health coverage, have earned Peivand recognition as a global talent researcher in Australia and beyond.

Key responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management, Flinders University

Course Coordinator for HSMT9006A Strategic Management, Tianjin, China

Course Coordinator for HSMT9008A Major Project in Health Management, Tianjin, China

Co- Topic coordinator for HACM8004 Virtual Health, Innovation and Co-Design

Honorary Research Fellow (Public health policymaking and epidemiology), University of Queensland

Teaching interests

My teaching interests encompass subjects related to digital health and health informatics, strategic planning, leadership, and organizational behaviors within the healthcare industry. I am particularly interested in designing, innovating, and implementing patient-oriented and customer-oriented services in health systems, utilizing social marketing and social media tools to promote health and advocate health initiatives.

I have a proven track record and a deep passion for instructing on topics such as translating knowledge into policies and practices, health policymaking theories and models, and the fundamentals of epidemiology.

Topic coordinator
HSMT9006A Strategic Management
HSMT9008A Major Project in Health Management
HACM9101 Leading Organizations in Health and Aged Care
HACM8004 Virtual Health, Innovation and Co-Design