Dr Shiva Vasi
Research Assistant: OPTIMISE project
Phone: (03) 9902 4525
Shiva completed her PhD in sociology, examining the social psychology of meditation, at Monash University in 2004. Since then her research has focused on two areas:
- Primary health care research with a focus on refugee health, ehealth implementation in primary care, evaluation research, and mental health in primary care.
- Australian Buddhism, Buddhist refugee communities in Victoria, and mindfulness research and practice.
In her role as an accredited interpreter and a yoga teacher, Shiva has been working with Iranian refugees and asylum seekers in Melbourne.
Shiva is the research assistant for the OPTIMISE Project.