Sana Ishaque


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Research Interests

Chronic disease, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' health, Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), patient reported outcomes and patient reported outcome measures, Integration of patient reported outcome measures to clinical care, social determinants of health, systematic reviews of measurement properties, systematic reviews on interventions

Public Profile

My name is Sana Ishaque and I have a medical background, currently I am working as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Population Health Platform, Aboriginal Health Equity at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). In my current role, I am involved in a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial that is developing and testing the effectiveness of an Aboriginal Informed Diabetes Training Program.

Shortly after completing my medical degree, I had moved to Canada where I worked at the Complementary and Alternative Research and Education (CARE) program, which is Canada’s first academic pediatric integrative medicine program. The CARE program focused on the development of evidence base for the integration of complementary therapies such as acupuncture, music therapy, reiki, etc. into mainstream medicine.This is doneby reviewing literature for high quality evidence and performing clinical trials within the academic institutes where necessary. This path lead me to the challenge of patient centred outcomes assessment and psychometrics. While working with the CARE program, I started my MSc in Clinical Epidemiology with a research project that focused on finding a validated individualized patient reported outcome tool for children. This project was further extended to a PhD project along with a change of country (Australia) and institute (University of Adelaide). I have also been involved in the development of a Pediatric Anxiety Faces Scale (PAFS) and a tool for evaluation of adverse events after spinal manipulation.

During my PhD in Australia, I also had the honour and privilege to work with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Institute, SAHMRI. My work was focused on the development of a social needs assessment tool for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

I have also worked as a research fellow (internal scientific writer) with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). JBI is an international research organisation that develops and delivers evidence-based tools and resources such as systematic reviews, clinical audit tools, evidence-based point of care resources and evidence summaries. JBI is based in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, school of public health The University of Adelaide

30 Jul 201431 Jul 2019

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Masters, University of Alberta

… → 2013

Award Date: 30 Oct 2013

MB BS, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences


Award Date: 23 Feb 2005

External positions

Adjunct Field Associate Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide

20 May 2021 → …


  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Chronic Disease
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Literature reviews
  • Evidence summaries


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