Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake


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Doctor Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake is a Senior Researcher in the Rheumatology Research Group, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS), and the Scientific Director of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC). She is an experienced biostatistician-epidemiologist in public health and clinical research with an outstanding track record in registry sciences and longitudinal data modelling. She has worked  in several clinical quality registries, including the Australia and New Zealand Haemostasis Registry (ANZHR), Registry of Kidney Diseases (ROKD), and the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR) of the National Blood Authority (NBA) in collaboration with the Australian Haemophilia Centre Director’s Organisation (AHCDO). Her work has been published in many disciplines, including respiratory medicine, haematology, nephrology, and rheumatology.

Dr Kandane-Ratnayake’s current, overarching research ambition is to improve outcomes for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is a chronic, incurable, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting young women, among whom it is in the top 10 causes of death. Dr Kandane-Rathnayake is leading research projects in organ damage burden, lupus nephritis, health economics and health-related quality of life related to SLE.

Related Links:

  • Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration
  • Lupus and Arthritis Research Group

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Biostatistics, Pgrad.Dip, Post-graduate diploma in biostatistics , MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 30 Nov 2019

Molecular Epidemiology, PhD, The associations between serum cytokines and allergic diseases, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 15 Oct 2010

Biomedical Sciences, BBMed (Hons), Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with 1st class Honours in immunology , MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 30 Nov 2003

Research area keywords

  • SLE
  • Outcomes

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