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Dr

Manjula Marella

Senior Research Fellow
participation
rehabilitation
quality of life
Disability
measuring disability
Disability inclusive development
inclusion
functioning
coordination of care
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Dr

Manjula Marella

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Disability
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Dr

Manjula Marella

 

Dr Manjula Marella is a Senior Research Fellow in the Disability Inclusion for Health and Development Unit since 2013. Manjula has a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from India and specialised in low vision rehabilitation.

She completed her PhD from the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Melbourne, in 2011. Her doctoral thesis involved developing an evaluation framework for community-based rehabilitation programs. Manjula worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia at the University of Melbourne before joining the Nossal Institute. Manjula’s core research expertise as a disability researcher is in developing and implementing qualitative, quantitative and psychometric methods for developing and validating client-reported outcome measures. Her postdoctoral research primarily focused on developing and validating the Rapid Assessment of Disability (RAD) survey to measure disability and its impact on participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.Manjula has led major research projects applying RAD as part of large population based surveys for informing various disability inclusive programs throughout Asia and the Pacific, including in public health, inclusive education and evaluating disability inclusion in post-disaster response and recovery. She has also led and contributed to several qualitative research studies on exploring the level of participation of people with disabilities in education, health and sports in the region. Manjula is the coordinator for the Maters of Public Health subject - Disability and International Development. Manjula also supervises graduate research students. She is reviewer for top journals in the field including Disability and Rehabilitation, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Optometry and Vision Science, and PLOS ONE. She is on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the Journal of South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment.

Projects

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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor's Staff Engagement Project Grant

2010

Travel Grant to attend Vision 2011 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR)

2010

Travel Grant from Asia ARVO 2011 Conference, Singapore

Asia ARVO

2010

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS)

University of Melbourne

2010

Travel Fellowship Award

Harold Mitchell Foundation

2007

5. Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) and Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS). 2007-2010

University of Melbourne

2007

Travel Grant from Asia ARVO 2007 Conference, Singapore

Asia ARVO

2003

Scholarship for excellent academic achievements (Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)

Carl Zeiss

2003

Best Paper in Clinical Sciences Award

Indian Eye Research Group Meeting

2002

Scholarship for excellent academic achievements (Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)

Carl Zeiss

2001

Scholarship for excellent academic achievements (Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)

Carl Zeiss

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC)

Member

International Society Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology

Member

International Agency for Prevention of Blindness

Committee Member

Vision 2020 Australia Low Vision Rehabilitation Committee

Member

International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation

Member

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Associate Faculty Member

Faculty 1000 Research

Education


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

University of Melbourne

Bachelors of Science (Optometry)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science