Dr Darshini Ayton
BBiomedSci (Hons), MPH, PhD
Research Fellow and Lecturer, Falls and Bone Health Team
Phone: +61 3 9903 1660
Dr Darshini Ayton is a research fellow with the Falls and Bone Health Team. She is an emerging researcher in the area of healthy ageing and program implementation and utilises both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. She is currently involved in analysing the qualitative data collected as part of the 6-PACK project – the world's largest falls prevention trial in the acute hospital setting – and providing program evaluation support for the RESPOND RCT – an intervention to assist patients to navigate the health system to access services to prevent falls.
Previous research areas have included infectious diseases (HIV, HCV), depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, health literacy and evaluations of support programs for vulnerable populations. Darshini's PhD explored the role of local churches in the promotion of health and wellbeing. She is also a lecturer for the Bachelor of Health Science at Monash University and coordinates the Health Promotion Practicum unit.