Assoc.Professor Nathan Grills, a Public Health Physician and NHMRC post doctoral fellow, works largely in India on disability, non communicable diseases and health curriculum development and training. He has worked as a Public Health Fellow (Dept.
of Health) and with CDC & WHO on HIV and civil society partnerships after completing his MPH and DPhil at Oxford University. He has international experience in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal. He currently facilitates a Network of programs who work together to help train Community Health Workers to serve the under-served (www.chgnukc.org). He has faculty positions with Melbourne University (www.ni.unimelb.edu.au/regional_activity/southasia/uttarakhand), the Public Health Foundation of India (www.phfi.org), the Emmanuel Health Association (India) (www.eha-health.org/) and is the international coordinator for the Community Health Global Network (www.chgn.org).
• HIV AIDS- completed doctoral studies on HIV, and in particular the role of community based organizations, at Oxford University in association with CDC India Office and WHO Geneva
• Social Network Analysis Professional doctorate is based on network analysis. Practical experience in health network research in North India, Department of Health Victoria, Bangladesh and the UK.
• Consultant on engagement and partnerships with Faith Based Organisations
• Primary health care trainer- experience in North India, Nepal, Bangladesh, East Timor
• Program evaluation- experience in India, Australia and Nepal
• Qualitative research drawing on semi-ethnographic approaches
2012- Primary care Research advisory committee, CMC Vellore, India
8/2010- Postdoctoral Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
2010- Associate, Emmanuel Health Association
2010- Lead Consultant, Uttarakhand Cluster Tobacco Control Initiative
2010- Honorary Faculty Member of the Public Health Foundation of India
2010- Founder and Company Director, IT Without Borders (IT-WOB)
11/2009- Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Melbourne
11/2007- Co-director and International Coordinator, Community Health Global Network
9/2008- Executive Facilitator, Uttarakhand Cluster of the Community Health Global Network
7/2007- Emergency Doctor, Emergency Department, Box Hill Hospital
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Magnitude, characteristics and consequences of topical steroid misuse in rural North India..
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Geographic variation in tobacco use in India: a population-based multilevel cross-sectional study.
Ankur Singh, Monika Arora, Rebecca Bentley, Matthew J Spittal, Loc G Do, Nathan Grills, Dallas R English
Journal article | 2020 | BMJ Open
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to quantify the extent to which people's use of tobacco products varies by local areas (city ward and v..
Magnitude, characteristics and consequences of topical steroid misuse in rural North India: an observational study among dermatology outpatients.
Molly Thomas, Celestine C Wong, Pam Anderson, Nathan Grills
Journal article | 2020 | BMJ Open
INTRODUCTION: Current evidence indicates an alarming increase in topical steroid (TS) misuse in India. Data regarding the magnitud..
Improving Social Inclusion for Young People Affected by Mental Illness in Uttarakhand, India
Michelle Kermode, Nathan Grills, Prerana Singh, Kaaren Mathias
Journal article | 2020 | Community Mental Health Journal
Young people experiencing mental ill-health are often excluded from peer networks, family events, education, marriage and employme..
Disabled People's Organisations increase access to services and improve well-being: evidence from a cluster randomized trial in North India
Nathan John Grills, Monsurul Hoq, Chun-Ping Pam Wong, Komal Allagh, Lawrence Singh, Fairlene Soji, GVS Murthy
Journal article | 2020 | BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
BACKGROUND: Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) are the mainstay of disability responses worldwide. Yet there is no quantitativ..
Adolescent and adult perceptions of the effects of larger size graphic health warnings on conventional and plain tobacco packs in India: A community-based cross-sectional study
Gaurang P Nazar, Monika Arora, Vinay K Gupta, Tina Rawal, Amit Yadav, Nanda K Kannuri, Surbhi Shrivastava, Nathan Grills, Premila Webster
Journal article | 2019 | Tobacco Induced Diseases
INTRODUCTION: We studied adolescent and adult perceptions of the effects of larger size, 85% versus 40%, Graphic Health Warnings (..
A multicentric cross-sectional study to characterize the scale and impact of polypharmacy in rural Indian communities, conducted as part of health workers training.
Sangeetha Balaji, Monsurul Hoq, Jachin Velavan, Beulah Raji, Eva Grace, Sara Bhattacharji, Nathan Grills
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Context: Polypharmacy and inappropriate medication usage is one of the world's most important public health issues. Yet in rural I..
With hope to help ourselves and others: The impact of Disabled People’s Organisations on the lives of persons with disability in Uttarakhand, North India
Nathan Grills, M Leung, A Devine, L Singh, TW Yip
Journal article | 2019 | The Review of Disability Studies (RDS): An International Journal
This study conducted in Uttarakhand, North India aims to contribute evidence on the effectiveness of Disabled People’s Organisatio..
Lived experience of psychosocial disability and social inclusion: A participatory photovoice study in rural India and Nepal
HL Fernandes, S Cantrill, RL Shrestha, RB Raj, B Allchin, R Kamal, N Butcher, N Grills
Journal article | 2018 | Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the experiences of people living with a psychosocial disability in rural India and Nepal,..
Collective learning through synergies that promote mental health and strengthen inclusion across contexts: A participatory action research process evaluation
Helen Fernandes, Stephanie Cantrill, Ram Lal Shrestha, Raj Kamal, Rachel Raj, Nicole Butcher, N Grills
Journal article | 2018 | The Development Bulletin
Use of skin-lightening products among outpatient attendees in a North Indian Hospital.
Celestine Wong, Samuel Wong, Howard Tang, Rashi Minocha, Rajesh Singh, Nathan Grills
Journal article | 2017 | Indian journal of public health
In India, fair skin is a highly valued physical attribute. Skin lightener products comprise 60% of the dermatological market. This..
Access to services and barriers faced by people with disabilities: A quantitative survey
N Grills, L Singh, H Pant, J Varghese, GVS Murthy, M Hoq, M Marella
Journal article | 2017 | Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development
Purpose: In low- and middle-income countries, reliable and disaggregated disability data on prevalence, participation and barriers..
Prevalence of disability among adults using Rapid Assessment of Disability tool in a rural district of South India
Srikrishna Sulgodu Ramachandra, Komal Preet Allagh, Hemanth Kumar, Nathan Grills, Manjula Marella, Hira Pant, D Mahesh, Fairlene Soji, Srinivasan Mani, GVS Murthy
Journal article | 2016 | Disability and Health Journal
Opportunistic Research in Rural Areas through Community Health Worker Training: A Cost-effective method of Researching Medication Misuse in Rural India
Nathan Grills, Jachin Velavan, Sangeetha Balaji, Eva Grace, Sheela Arun, Beulah Raji, Natalie Tan, Sara Bhattacharjii
Journal article | 2016 | INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
The functions of disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in low and middle-income Countries: A literature review
R Young, M Reeve, N Grills
Journal article | 2016 | Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development
Purpose: The aim of this study was to review peer-reviewed literature on the roles and functions of Disabled Peoples’ Organisation..
High prevalence of anxiety disorders among adolescent Tibetan refugees.
Binu Alexander, Elizabeth David, Nathan Grills
Journal article | 2013 | Australasian Psychiatry
INTRODUCTION: Psychiatric disturbance has been shown to result from stress associated with events related to being a refugee. Chil..
Exploring Perception of Indians about Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products: A Mixed Method Research.
Monika Arora, Abha Tewari, Nathan Grills, Gaurang P Nazar, Juhi Sonrexa, Vinay K Gupta, Rob Moodie, KS Reddy
Journal article | 2013 | Front Public Health
This study assessed perceptions and support among the Indian populace about plain packaging for all tobacco products. Twelve focus..
Plain Packaging of Tobacco products. Report of the Australia-India Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control.
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Report | 2012
A lower than expected adult Victorian community attack rate for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (2010) 34 (228-231))
N Grills, LS Piers, I Barr, LM Vaughan, R Lester, DJ Magliano, JE Shaw, JA Carnie
Journal article | 2010 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Evaluation of Campylobacter infection surveillance in Victoria.
Nathan J Grills, Stacey L Rowe, Joy E Gregory, Rosemary A Lester, James E Fielding
Journal article | 2010 | Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Campylobacter infection is a notifiable infectious disease in Victoria and with more than 6,000 cases notified annually, it is the..
Impacts of community lay-leader health worker training & practice (Uttarakhand, India)
Nicole Butcher, Nathan Grills
Journal article | Christian Journal for Global Health
This study has investigated the impacts of the Community Lay-Leaders Health Training Certificate course on trainees and their comm..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Collaboration in health: The Case Study of the Uttarakhand Cluster
Awarded for quality of presentations for the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Victorian Chapter
statewide scholarship for allied health students, awarded on the basis of academic standing, rural motivation, and character
awarded to the 6th year judged by their colleagues to have contributed the most to medicine during the course
graduate prize for excellence in Medicine, Monash University
highest aggregate mark in Medicine and Surgery
highest mark in the final exams in Medicine and Surgery
: for the student who contributed most significantly to the first 3 years of the medical course, and best addressed student issues
FAFPHM - Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Doctorate in Public Health
Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
University of Oxford
University of Oxford
Global Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery