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Mohan Karunanithi

Group Leader, Health Services, Digital Productivity Flagship, CSIRO

Mohanraj Karunanithi obtained his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He has worked in cardiac research for 10 years on ventricular function. He has also gained experience working in medical industries (such as Agilent technologies and Philips Medical Systems) managing cardiac and medical IT products. He joined the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AEHRC), CSIRO in 2004 as a Project leader to lead the work on personal monitoring in healthcare application. He is a Group Leader at the AEHRC, CSIRO coordinating and managing research projects, scientists, and students in the area of Integrated mobile health application in the management of chronic diseases, aged care and independently living. The research work includes a recent publication on the world’s first evidence based mobile health delivery of cardiac rehavbiloitation. He is a senior member of the IEEE and founding chair of the Engineering Medicine Society in Queensland, Australia.


  • 2014–present
    Group Leader, Health Services, Digital Productivity Flagship , CSIRO


  • 2002 
    University of New South Wales, Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering (Ventricular Mechanics)
  • 1992 
    University of New South Wales, Master of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering (Right ventricular contractile performance)
  • 1987 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering