Naanki Pasricha

Program Engagement Manager


Naanki is an experienced project and program manager in the public health and international development space having worked in Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. She has a particular interest in conducting community-based research projects and evaluations in the Asia-Pacific Region and provides quality assurance and implementation support for such projects in these countries. She has a particular interested in HIV and hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis and treatment, ensuring that the most vulnerable people and communities have access to care as easily and quickly as possible.

Naanki is a Speech Pathologist and also holds a Masters in Public Health (International Health) and is an Associate of Trinity College London in Public Speaking.

In her current role she works closely with the Disease Elimination program director and deputy directors to oversee the strategic direction of the Disease Elimination Program in line with the Institute’s vision and objectives.


  • 2019 - ongoing: Program Engagement Manager, Burnet Institute
  • May 2017 - 2019: Program Manager, Disease Elimination, Burnet Institute
  • June 2014 – May 2017: Research & QA Program Manager, Myanmar, Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute
  • Nov 2010-June 2014: International Programs Manager, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
  • Dec 2009-Nov 2010: Grade 2 Speech Pathologist, Stream Leader in Neurosciences, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • July 2009-Jan 2010: Clinical Education Supervisor and Lecturer, School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University
  • Dec 2007-April 2009: Project Manager, Operational Cleft Australia Foundation
  • Oct 2006-Sept 2007: Speech and Language Therapy Course Coordinator, Australia Youth Ambassador for Development, Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, Bangladesh
  • Feb 2004-Sept 2006: Speech Pathologist, Northern Health


  • 2012: ATCL (Public Speaking), Trinity College of Music and Drama, London
  • 2011: MPH (International Health), Monash University, Australia
  • 2003: B. SpPath (Hons), La Trobe University, Australia


  • 2009: Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Projects (15)

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Past (12)

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