Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), Masters of Reproductive Medicine
Shalini completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Southern School of Natural Therapies, and in her final year, was nominated for awards for outstanding achievements in herbal medicine and for her research project. Following undergraduate studies, she completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine at the University of New South Wales which further consolidated her knowledge of gynaecological complaints such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, fibroids, and management of complaints and issues associated with menopause. A major component of the Masters program included detailed information about assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and in particular in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and the drug protocols used by IVF clinics in Australia.
While undertaking her studies and since, she has been mentored by Ruth at MHHG, and has worked closely with her to experience first-hand the management of women’s health in a collaborative medicine setting. She has also been involved in setting up a research proposal evaluating the effects of a common herbal product in conjunction with IVF treatment. This endeavour is ongoing, and it is anticipated to result in a joint project between MHHG, Melbourne IVF and a European herbal company.
Shalini is passionate about women’s health and is excited to bring together her naturopathic and medical knowledge as well as her research abilities to help her patients achieve the best outcomes with the treatment options available. She is also very interested in the management of gastrointestinal disorders and enjoys the challenge of pulling together the various threads that result in a successful therapeutic regime.