Dr. Sandhya Ramrakha

Research Manager

BA, MA, MA(Hons), ClinPsy, PhD 

sandhya.ramrakha@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 5019

Sandhya is Research Manager for the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Unit. Her role includes research administrative support to the Director as well as the overall management of the assessment phases of the Dunedin Study. She joined the Dunedin Study as the lead mental health  interviewer during the age 26 assessment phase, and provided clinical support for the Study members, as required. Her previous career was as Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NSW (Australia) Department of Corrections.

Sandhya used data from the Dunedin Study for her PhD which focused on the links between mental and sexual health, with specific reference to risky sexual behaviour. Her current research interest involves examining the mental health and psychosocial correlates and consequences of skin conditions.