Kamalini Lokuge: Research Director
Dr Kamalini Lokuge is Research Director for Femili PNG. She is a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology, Population and Health at The Australian National University and leads a program researching health service delivery in complex settings. Kamalini additionally works as a doctor and medical epidemiologist for international health organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), the World Health Organisation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. From 2010 to 2012, Kamalini was a member of the Médecins Sans Frontières-Australia Board of Directors. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work in 2010.
Prior to taking up the position of Femili PNG Research Director, Dr Lokuge served as the founding Director, and as a member of the Management Committee.
This work included design and preparation of the project. Her role in training and setting up guidelines and protocols for the organisation was invaluable around the time of commencement in mid-2014.
From the commencement of operations to the present, Dr Lokuge’s role has been to provide operational and risk management technical guidance and oversight.
As Research Director, Dr Lokuge’s focus will be on guiding Femili PNG’s monitoring, evaluation and research efforts.