Co - Chair  ProfRajanishwar Gyaneshwar,

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Associate Dean Research.
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Research Area :  NCDs, Sexual Reproductive Health, Primary Health Care.


Textbook chapters:

  1. Gyaneshwar R. Technique and scope if Intranatal (Internal) Cardiotocography. In Practical Obstetrics ,2003, AK Debdas. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, ECMA House, 23 Ansari Rd, Daryaganj, New Delhi, 110 002, India
  2. Gyaneshwar R. Improving the Quality of Clinical Care. In Current Practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology , 2005, Pankaj Desai. Jaypee Brothers Medical publishers, ECMA House, 23 Ansari Rd, Daryaganj, New Delhi, 110 002, India.
  3. Gyaneshwar R. The role of Health Administration in Safemotherhood Initiatives. In The Women – The proceedings of the first international conference on Safe Motherhood, 23-25 November,1996. Eds Chatterjee A and Mukherjee J. Modern Graphica, 183/1 Lenin Sarani, Calcutta 700013.
  4. Gyaneshwar R. Infertility in developing countries. In Managing Infertility in Low Resource Settings by Jaideep malhotra, Rohana Haththotua and Jaydeep Tank. 2012,  ISBN 9789350255957, DOI:10.5005/jp/books/11502
  5. Gyaneshwar R, Fatiaki B, Shivagni s, Galuvakadua a. 2015. Monitoring in Labour. Chapter 3 in: Ekeroma A, Mathai M (ed). Pacific Emergency Maternal and Neonatal Trasining Manua, PSRH, Auckland

Journal Articles and Reports 

  1. Gyaneshwar R, Nsannze H, Singh K, Pillay S and Seruvatu I.
    The Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Disease Agents in Pregnant Women in Suva
    Aust. NZ J Obstet. Gynecol. 1987; 17:213
  2. Singh B, Raphael B, Gyaneshwar R and Johnston P
    Post Hysterectomy Adaptation.  A Review and Report of Two Follow-up Studies
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 1983; 11(11/12) 195
  3. Gyaneshwar, R
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Fiji Medical Journal 1984; 12 (3/4):43
  4. Gyaneshwar, R
    Sports Gynaecology.  A Review
    Fiji Medical Journal 1986; 14(9/10) 235
  5. Gyaneshwar, R.
  6. Wilkinson C, Gyaneshwar R, McCusker C.
    Twin Pregnancy in a Patient with Idiopathic Long QT Syndrome, Case Report
    British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  December 1991, Volume 98, PP 1300-1302
  7. Gyaneshwar R
    Update in Laparoscopy
    Tonga. WHO Mission Report TON/MCH/002 (UNFPA No. TON/88/P01)(RS/91/0503) 29 November 1991
  8. Roizen J, Gyaneshwar R, Roizen Z. Where is the planning in family planning ? Fiji after 3 decades of family planning programs. University of the South Pacific Population Studies Program IV Series V.

  9. Gyaneshwar R

    Training Needs Assessment
    Vanuatu, WHO Mission Report VAN/MCH/002 (UNFPA No. VAN/94/P01 (RS/94/0289)

  10. Gyaneshwar R The Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes in Fiji. FMJ Abstract 40

  11. Gyaneshwar R, Ram P, Mohandas M. Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Does Serum Fructosamine have a role. FMJ Vol 20 No 2 April- June 1994

  12. Gyaneshwar R

    Regional Training and Operational Research Centre on Reproductive Health & Family Planning in the Pacific
    UNFPA Project No. PMU/96/P01, 1995

  13. Gyaneshwar R

    Regional Training Centre
    WHO Mission Report ICP/RPH/005 27 March 1996

  14. Gyaneshwar R

    First Level Referral Doctor Training Program – Personal Development Portfolio
    Curriculum document developed for Philippine women’s Health Training Project, Department of Health, Manila, Philippines, 1996

  15. Gyaneshwar R

    Training Manual Level 3 Workshop, FOGSI
    AOFOG Workshop Program on Reproductive Health, June 1996

  16. Barnett B, Mathey S, Gyaneshwar R

    Screening for Postnatal Depression in Women of Non-English Speaking Background
    Arch Women's Mental Health (1999) 2:67-74

  17. Tang G, Nada W, Gyaneshwar R, Crooke D

    Perimortem Caesarean Section: 2 case reports and a management protocol.
    Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2000; 40:4:405-408

  18. Bai J, Wong F, Gyaneshwar R, Stewart H

    Profile of Maternal Smokers and Their Pregnancy Outcomes in South Western Sydney
    J Obstet Gynaecol. Res Vol 26, No. 2:127-132 2000

  19. Tan A E,Gyaneshwar R,Shao JB, Gao X

    Is hysteroscopy, dilatation and curettage for investigating abnormal uterine bleeding in women under the age of 40 justified ?
    Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 36 No 1-2, July 2005.

  20. Gao X, Gyaneshwar R

    An unusual presentation of tuberculosis in pregnancy – Case Report.
    Chin Med J 2007;120(15):1378-1380

  21. Moshin M, Forero R, Berthelsen A, Bauman A, Jalaludin B and Gyaneshwar R

    Social influences for smoking in pregnancy in south western Sydney antenatal clinic attendees.
    Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2007;47:207-212

  22. Gyaneshwar R.

    Teaching in the Pacific
    O&G Magazine . Vol 9,No 2:64-65 :Winter 2007.

  23. Gyaneshwar R, Walker C.

    Brian Spurrett Foundation
    O&G Magazine Vol 9No 2:50-52 :Winter 2007.

  24. Thi M Vo, Rajat Gyaneshwar and Christiane Mayer Concurrent sigmoid volvulus and herniation through broad ligament defect during pregnancy: case report and literature review.
    J.Obstet.Gynaecol.Res.Vol.34,No.4PartII:658-662,August 2008.

  25. Bai J, Gyaneshwar R, Bauman A. Models of antenatal care and obstetric outcomes in Sydney South West. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2008;48:454-461

  26. Rebecca Kuen, James Fong, Richard Taylor, R Gyaneshwar, Karen Carter. Cervical Cancer incidence and mortality in Fiji 2003-2009. http://online library.wiley.com/doi/10.111/j.1479-828X2012.01461.X/abstract.

  27. Shamsa A,Bai J,Raviraj P and Gyaneshwar R. Mode of delivery and its associated maternal and neonatal outcomes. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2013) Vol 3 No 3. http://www.scirp.org/CTA.aspx? Paper ID =30972

  28. Raviraj P, Bai J, Shamsa A and Gyaneshwar R. An analysis of the NSW Midwives Data collection over a 11 year period to determine the risks to mother and neonate of induced delivery for non obstetrical indications at term. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 2013(2013) Article ID = 178415.


  29. Siaki Ela Fakauka, Ulai Tapa Fidow, Josephine Poulter and Rajanishwar Gyaneshwar. The Power of Audit. Obsterics and Gynaecology Vol 15, No 4- summer 2013 html


  30. Raman S, Iljadica A, Gyaneshwar R, Taito R, Fong J. Improving maternal and child health systems in Fiji through a perinatal mortality audit, Int J Gynecol Obstet (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijog.2014.11.010.


  31. Gyaneshwar R. Repositioning sexual and reproductive health amidst the Pacific non-communicable disease crisis. Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health 2015; 1: xx-xx.


  32. Swaran Naidu, R. Gyaneshwar, et al “Understanding your own Reproductive Health” VSHC 2014 Publications ISBN: 978-982-9809-72-8

  33. Swaran Naidu, R. Gyaneshwar, et al “Empowerment of Rural Women & Girls In Reproductive Health: A VSHC Human Rights Project” VSHC 2015 Publications; ISBN 978-982-98106-1-8


  34. R Gyaneshwar, SL Naidu, S Naidu, M Baseisei Historical Context of Family Planning in Fiji and Some thoughts for future directions; Fiji Journal of PH Vol 3 Issue 2; 2014-21-24 Swaran Naidu, Gillian Heller, George Qalomaiwasa, Sheetal Naidu, Rajat Gyaneshwar; Knowledge Attitudes Practice and Barriers regarding Cervical Cancer and its screening using Pap smear in rural women of Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Fiji: PJRH 2015:1:2; 50-59.


  35. Rajat Gyaneshwar, Swaran Naidu, M Z. Raban, Sheetal Naidu, C Linhart, Stephen Morrell, Isimeli Tukana and Richard Taylor; Absolute cardiovascular risk in a Fiji medical zone
    BMC-Public Health 2016: (DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2806-6 9accepted for publication in February Journal).