Academic nephrologist & Chair of the Clinical Research Group, Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service
Associate Professor Shilpa Jesudason (MBBS, PhD, FRACP) is an academic nephrologist and Chair of the Clinical Research Group at the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service (CNARTS). Her clinical and research interests include Parenthood in Patients with Kidney Disease. She runs a state-wide obstetric nephrology service for preconception counselling, antenatal and postnatal care for women with all stages of CKD in pregnancy. Her research program employs a broad array of methodologies (population data linkage, registry, cohort studies, qualitative, systematic reviews, basic science) to investigate parenthood outcomes and best care for women and men with renal disease. She is the immediate past Clinical Director of Kidney Health Australia (2017-20) and co-led the development and delivery of the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease, the KHA Youth Program State of the Nation report and National Consensus Statement for the Care of Youth with CKD, and the KHA Yarning Kidneys Indigenous Consultations program. She has expertise in consumer and community engagement for kidney disease research, policy and advocacy.