Sharmala (Sharm) Thuraisingam is a PhD candidate in the OPUS CRE. She also works as a Biostatistician at the Department of General Practice and research assistant at the Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne. Sharm completed her Masters of Biostatistics in 2015 at The University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) in 2007 at Monash University.
Predicting Outcomes for People with Knee Osteoarthritis in General Practice
Sharm’s research is focussed on the development of a prediction model for use in general practice to predict non-response to total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis. This model will utilise data from the St Vincent’s Hospital SMART registry and general practice patient data from the Department of General Practice.