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Dr Rajiv Jayasena

Group Leader and Victorian Lead, Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC)

https://people.csiro.au/J/R/Rajiv-Jayasena.aspx

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343 ROYAL PARADE
PARKVILLE VIC 3052 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Rajiv is the Group Leader and Victorian Lead for Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC) of CSIRO. Rajiv joined CSIRO in 2010 to the role of Senior Program Manager for Collaborative Care Cluster Australia (CCCA), which was a $8.3m consortium of health service providers, industry and research partners funded by the Victorian State Government. Rajiv leads the Health System Analytics research group at AEHRC comprising of scientists specialising on hospital patient flow, operational research, statistical simulation and modelling, risk stratification for hospital avoidance and measuring implementation outcomes of new and improved models of healthcare. In recent years has been working on primary and acute healthcare reform and in implementation-evaluation of technology-enabled care models for chronic disease management. Rajiv leads activities as group leader through projects undertaken by teams nationally in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia and internationally in South America (Chile).
Rajiv has extensive experience in medical research, commercial industry and research management. He has held academic positions at Monash University and The University of Melbourne. Upon completing a bachelor’s Degree with Honours in immunology at Monash University, he completed a PhD in Medicine at The University of Melbourne working on methods for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. He has published research articles in peer review journals and held various academic scholarships and awards including The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Scholarship (Industry), VanCleef Roet Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and the Alfred Research Award. Rajiv holds a Diploma in Business from RMIT and Certification in Management of Operational Excellence Programs (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt).

Current Roles

  • Group Leader Health System Analytics & Victorian Lead, Australian e-Health Research Centre
    Leads the Health System Analytics research program at AEHRC comprising of scientists specialising on hospital patient flow, operational research, statistical simulation and modelling, risk stratification for hospital avoidance and measuring implementation outcomes of new and improved models of healthcare.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2021

    Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership Certificate Program (SQIL)
    Harvard Medical School, Postgraduate Medical Education, Boston

  • 2008

    Project Management: Lean Six Sigma, Black Belt Certification in Continuous Improvement
    CSL Limited and Segla International

  • 2007

    Project Management: Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt Certification in Continuous Improvement
    CSL Limited and Segla International

  • 2002

    Graduate Diploma in Business Management
    RMIT University Melbourne

  • 1997

    PhD in Medicine
    The University of Melbourne

  • 1993

    BSc Honours in Immunology & Biochemistry
    Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-current

    Group Leader Health System Analytics & Victorian Lead, Australian e-Health Research Centre
    CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Business Unit

  • 2014-2017

    Business Relationship Manager & Victorian Lead, Australian e-Health Research Centre
    CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Business Unit

  • 2012-2014

    Stream Leader, Health Services Research Theme
    CSIRO Digital Productivity & Services Flagship

  • 2010-2012

    Senior Project Manager, Collaborative Care Cluster Australia (CCCA)
    CSIRO, Australian E-Health Research Centre

  • 2005-2009

    Compliance & Improvements (CI) Manager, Australia
    CSL Limited

  • 2004-2005

    Business Operations Manager, Quality Development
    CSL Limited

  • 1999-2004

    Development Team Leader, Quality Operations
    CSL Limited

  • 1997-1999

    RF/Lecturer
    Alfred Hospital, Monash University

  • 1993-1997

    Tutor for 3rd Yr Molecular Pathology Students
    The University of Melbourne

  • 1993-1997

    Tutor for Medical Students
    Monash University

Achievements and Awards

  • 1994-1997

    3. The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Industry Scholarship
    3. The University of Melbourne

  • 1997-1999

    2. VanCleef Roet Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
    Mohan University and Alfred Hospital

  • 2000-2000

    The Alfred Research Award
    Alfred Hospital Research Grant

Other highlights

  • 2013-2016

    CSIRO: Successfully led a $5.4mil National Multi-site Clinical Trial to Manage Chronic Diseases in the Community using Telehealth. This trial investigated how large scale Telehealth can be deployed as a cost effective alternative for Australian Health Services and increase patient satisfaction and quality of life.

  • 2010-2012

    CSIRO: Successfully operationalised the Collaborative Care Cluster Australia (CCCA) program as part of Victorian Science Agenda Investment Fund supported project - a $8.3mil consortium involving 12 national and international organisations with a common objective of enhancing the quality, efficiency and delivery of chronic disease management in Australia

  • 2012-2012

    CSIRO: Organised and led a ministerial launch of CCCA program by the Victorian Minister for Health and Aging, Hon David Davis MLC

  • 2007-2008

    CSL Ltd: Leading a lean six sigma project which delivered savings of $2.5mil of commercial revenue for the company

  • 2005-2007

    CSL Ltd: Successfully managed 20 multidisciplinary projects within a period of 18 months for a US Biologics Licence Application (BLA) which enabled the licensure of a CSL vaccine for sale in USA

  • 2005-2007

    CSL Ltd: Successfully managed technology transfer of product testing from Australia to USA for CSL Limited vaccines

  • 2005-2006

    CSL Ltd: Effectively integrating a new functional group with over 25 staff to Quality Control operations at CSL Limited

  • 2005-2006

    CSL Ltd: Implementation of a site wide Laboratory Validation Master Plan at CSL Limited

  • 1997-1999

    Monash University: Commercialisation of a monoclonal antibody - Monash University and Sileuns Labs Pty Ltd

Publications

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