College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Priyanka is a Registered Nurse and digital health technology researcher. She is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying [RePaDD], and works with the End of Life Directions in Aged Care [ELDAC] Project's Flinders University team. Her work focuses on building the capability of the Australian aged care sector in providing quality end of life care using novel approaches. She is particularly interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating novel digital technologies to support end of live care giving processes.
Priyanka’s research interests include digital health, chronic disease management, pain self-management, and aged care. Her mixed methods doctoral project explored the feasibility of using a pain self-management app to help older people better manage their arthritic pain. In addition to her digital technology expertise, Priyanka also has extensive experience in the area of clinical trials recruitment, trial implementation, data monitoring, and safety reporting procedures. Priyanka is a member of the University of Notre Dame, School of Nursing Ethics committee, and serves as a peer-reviewer for Collegian, Chronic illness, and Translational and behavioral medicine.
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame Australia (2020)
Thesis: Using Digital health technology to optimize older people’s pain self-management capabilities. DigiTech Pain Project.
Bachelor of Nursing Honours (First Class)
University of Technology Sydney (2014)
Thesis: Pain in older chronic heart failure patients. PAIN Study
Bachelor of Nursing
University of Notre Dame Australia (2011)
Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (2019)
Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference (2018)
The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)
The University of Technology of Sydney, (UTS)
Coordination of ELDAC project's activities.
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