Dr Bindu Patel


Research Fellow/Project Manager, Health System Sciences Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

BS (Biology; University of Illinois) MPH (Epidemiology; Columbia University) PHD (Medicine; University of Sydney)

Bindu Patel is a Research Fellow and Project Manager in the Health Systems Science division at the George Institute for Global Health and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW. 

Bindu’s current research involves assessing and designing implementation and scale-up strategies of health innovations (interventions, practices and guidelines designed to improve health) that include team-based models of care, multisectoral collaboration, and prioritised set of cost-effective interventions for non-communicable diseases delivered in Fiji. Bindu has a particular interest in co-design approach to strengthening primary healthcare systems and improving noncommunicable disease outcomes by addressing the combination of physical, social and behavioral determinants of health.

Bindu has a unique combination of theoretical knowledge, diverse methodological skills, quality improvement and implementation science expertise, complemented with extensive managerial experience implementing intervention studies.

Bindu is passionate about progressing the field of Implementation Science through teaching and mentoring students. Implementation Science is an emerging field focused on developing and sharing evidence-based research to support the formulation, implementation and scale up of programs and interventions to improve quality and effectiveness of services, governance and development of new policies. Learning more about the field requires the application of transdisciplinary tools and approaches to understand the processes of implementation science within complex health systems.