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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.

Apart from playing key educational roles in the school, she is also currently pursuing her PhD (on a part-time basis) and has since been successfully confirmed. Her PhD research is on the development and implementation of diabetes education. The title of her research is “Malaysian Diabetes and Research in Lifelong Lifestyle Intervention Group” (MY DARLLING) study. Her study will be looking at the impact of education and self-care skills on patient’s diabetes management.

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

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

Research area keywords

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


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