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Shanti Raman

Director - Community Paediatrics
South Western Sydney Local Health District

Shanti Raman is a paediatrician, with sub-speciality training in epidemiology and public health. Her special interests include health of migrants and refugees, poverty, child rights, maternal, newborn and child health, Aboriginal health, violence against women and children, and quality and safety in health. As the Director of Community Paediatrics in South Western Sydney, she is responsible clinical services in Child Development and Child Protection across the district, providing academic leadership in Community Child Health and directing research and training. She has established a number of specialised clinics for vulnerable children, including refugee children, indigenous children, children of parents with substance abuse and or mental illness and children in foster care. She has been involved with policy development and advocacy at state, national, and international levels, promoting a rights-based perspective to child health. She is a member of several working parties for global policy documents in child health and child rights.