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Dr Badariah graduated from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 1997. She then completed her MMedSc in Physiology in 2001 and returned to Malaysia in 2003. She was appointed as a lecturer in Department of Physiology, University of Malaya prior to joining Monash University in 2006.

She was one of the pioneer staff in Monash University and played a key role in the development and implementation of the MBBS curriculum and the accreditation process from Australian Medical Council (AMC). She is the lead coordinator for Problem-based Learning (PBL) and a resource person for Physiology. Dr. Badariah is also one of the core physicians in the Monash Diabetes and Heart Specialist Clinic in Poliklinik Tanglin, Kuala Lumpur which was established when the school started in 2007.

Her PhD is on diabetes education, self-care practices and behavior change in diabetes. Her research interests encompasses diabetes education, clinical trials on non communicable diseases (diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome) and effects of Vitamin E and tocotrienol. She is the lead investigator in the Monash Clinical Trial Centre in Thomson Hospital since 2023. 

Research interests

  • Diabetes Education programmes for type 2 diabetes patients
  • Non-communicable diseases (i.e. type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension) amongst Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia
  • Effects of antioxidants (i.e. Vitamin E) on type 2 diabetes and its related complications
  • Effects of antioxidants (i.e. Vitamin E) on prediabetes population

Monash teaching commitment

  • Physiology Coordinator for Year 1 and Year 2
  • Problem Based Learning Coordinator for Year 2
  • Clinical Skills tutor

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Diabetes Education and Behavior Change, PhD, Malaysian Diabetes And Research on Lifestyle Intervention Group (MY DARLING) Study: The impact of diabetes education on knowledge, metabolic control, self-care skills and self-efficacy in Type 2 Diabetes patients in ambulatory settings., MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 26 Sept 2018

External positions

Board of Governor, Sekolah Antarabangsa Al-Hamra (Al-Hamra International School)

19 Nov 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Diabetes education
  • self-care
  • diabetes intervention
  • community programme
  • behavioural change
  • diabetes module
  • self-efficacy
  • knowledge retention
  • type 2 diabetes
  • tocorienol

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