Anjali is a robobiologist working at the intersection of medicine, engineering and design, with a transdisciplinary approach to develop medical devices that translate robotic vision into affordable systems that can be used to improve healthcare outcomes. Anjali has experience in the fields of medical robotics, medical device, orthopaedics, trauma, bone and cartilage biology. She has extensive research experience in the hospital and clinical setting and the ethical conduct of research in compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code).
Currently, she is working as the Advance QLD Research Fellow at the Medical and Healthcare Robotics Group at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision and QUT under the supervision of a Robotics Engineer, Professor Jonathan Roberts and an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor Ross Crawford. With a proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary role and to understand complexities across differing scientific fields, Anjali is working towards her vision to create a world in which robotics technology enables affordable medicine for all.
At QUT, Anjali is the core scientist for 2 research teams:
- Developing vision and control systems for robotic knee arthroscopy and
- Developing a universal retinal diagnostic system involving (a) human-centred collaborative design approach to improve retinal screening (b) development of plenoptoscope (lightfield fundus camera-Provisional patent number : 2017901153) and (c) accurate automated diagnosis of retinal conditions using machine learning techniques
“Anjali is a dynamic, passionate and thoughtful researcher who thinks big and consistently demonstrates that early career researchers can achieve significant outcomes. Unusually for someone at this stage of her career, she is an incredible team worker and actively seeks opportunities for others. I think that her unselfish attitude is the key to her success.”
Jonathan Roberts, Professor of Robotics, QUT
“Not only does Anjali have the rare ability to work effectively across disciplines, she also has the initiative, drive and commitment to catalyse new and exciting collaborations between industry and academia. She is truly harnessing science and technology for human benefit.”
David Lovell, Professor and Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science school, QUT