Rani is a Biripi woman from the mid-north coast of NSW and a Research Fellow with the University of Queensland, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. She is currently working for the ATLAS Indigenous Primary Care Surveillance Network, developed in partnership with Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisations to better explain the longstanding disparity in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Rani holds a PhD from Bond University in complex research methodologies and advanced human biomechanics, specifically in high-performance swimming. She has collaborated as a PhD Scholar with the Queensland Academy of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport to deliver research outcomes that inform training practice and performance in elite programs across Australia. As an early career researcher, Rani possesses an evolving research profile and is passionate about data transparency, Indigenous data sovereignty and governance, and meaningful real-world application. Through her work, Rani is committed to fostering culturally sensitive collaborations, inclusive health solutions, and advancing health equity within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.