Associate Professor Srinivas Kondalsamy Chennakesavan

Director of Research

Medical School (Rural Clinical School)
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor Srinivas Kondalsamy Chennakesavan is the Head of Research at the University of Queensland’s Rural Clinical School. He also shares an honorary appointment at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. With a background in medicine and public health, his research expertise is in the areas of gynaecologic oncology, public health, translational research, rural health and medical epidemiology. He has received competitive grants, $7.5m+ including five major grants from the NHMRC/MRFF and other agencies and actively contributes to NHMRC and other international peer review panels for major funding schemes. His expertise in the areas of community-based screening and surveillance programs for chronic diseases in rural and remote Indigenous communities is well known. On invitation, those models of screening and management have been replicated in South Africa and some parts of India (resource-poor and challenging environments). He has unique skills in utilising information technology, clinical medicine and statistics to improve clinical outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Prediction model development and validation
  • Indigenous health
  • Health Services Research
  • Oncology


  • Masters (Coursework) of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas, Piers, Leonard S., Raghavan, Sidya and O'Dea, Kerin (2012). Anthropometric measurements in Australian Aborigines. Handbook of anthropometry: physical measures of human form in health and disease. (pp. 2593-2614) edited by Victor R. Preedy. New York, NY, United States: Springer Science. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1788-1_161

  • Hoy, W. E., Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, S., McDonald, S. P., Cass, A., Singh, G. R., Bertram, J. F. and Hughson, M. D. (2005). Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians. Kidney Disease in Ethnic Minorities and the Developing World. (pp. 305-333) edited by M. E. L. Nahas. New York, U.S.: Taylor & Francis.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Chater, Bruce , Nasir, Bushra , Hodgson, Lynette , Ridler, John and Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas (2022). Community Engaged Rural Health Projects – The University of Queensland. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

  • World Health Organisation Team, Strasser, Sarah, Austin, Marni, Bendotti, Hollie, Bourke, Gary, Campbell, David, Campbell, Narelle , Chater, Alan Bruce, Chong, Hwee Sin , Cribb, Jacqueline, Cumming, Kay, Doty, Barbara Jean, Eley, Diann, Erikson, Jay S., Florentis, Anastasia, Floss, Mayara, Goot, Katie, Greacen, Jane, Jonk, Yvonne , Khoo, Kean, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas, Lamb, Margaret, Longenecker, Randall, McGrail, Matthew, Nasir, Bushra, Partanen, Riitta, Paterson, Davis , Rajapalisha, Dilum , Schmitz, David ... Tynan, Anna (2020). Retention of the health workforce in rural and remote areas: a systematic review. Human Resources for Health Observer Series No. 25 Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

  • Kwan, Marcella, Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas, Ranmuthugala, Geetha, Toombs, Maree and Nicholson, Geoff (2017). Data from cohort study of medical graduates 2012 (UQMediCoS_For_pone0180394). The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2017.709

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor