Dr Shiva Vasi


Research Assistant: OPTIMISE project

Phone: (03) 9902 4525
Email: shiva.vasi@monash.edu

Researcher Profile


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:

  1. Primary health care research with a focus on refugee health, ehealth implementation in primary care, evaluation research, and mental health in primary care.
  2. 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.