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Cyra has a keen interest in public health, strengthening health systems and health policy. She has an extensive background in health research, working in both clinical and academic settings. She has worked across multiple projects to increase the uptake of research evidence in clinical practice and policy. In her role at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, she played a leading role in developing technical advice and recommendations for immunisation policy at the national level.

Cyra is undertaking PhD research strengthening health systems in the context of infectious disease outbreaks. She intends to use these findings to build evidence-based practical tools that can be used by decision makers and program managers in responding to acute public health emergencies.


  • 2015–present
    Senior Research Officer, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
  • –present
    PhD candidate, Australian National University


  • 2013 
    University of Technology Sydney, Master of Business Administration
  • 2012 
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Master of Science in Public Health
  • 2008 
    Brown University, Bachelor of Arts (Community Health)