Rabia Bashir

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow
Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Sydney, NSW

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Dr Rabia Bashir is honorary Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Rabia started her PhD journey in 2016 as an international student at the AIHI. Her candidature was funded by a very competitive International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. As a software engineer, a PhD in Health Innovation was a quite new experience for her, but she quickly adapted to the new discipline. Her PhD focused on improving the efficiency and completeness of evidence synthesis which is essential in evaluating the benefits and harms of clinical interventions upon which patients, physicians and policy- makers depend. By taking a software engineering perspective, Rabia developed and proposed a new method for helping researchers to decide when a systematic review update is warranted.

During her PhD, she received the Centre for Health Informatics Student of the year (2018) award, Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund and Certificate of Recognition for significant contribution in the Higher Degree Research Mentors Program at Macquarie University. Rabia’s doctoral studies ended with a brilliant capstone─she was awarded the Ramy Razavian Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research based on her publications and contribution to the university, faculty, and department.