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Dr Kenneth Tan is a consultant neonatologist in Monash Newborn, Associate Professor with the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University and honorary staff of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Dr. Tan trained at the University of Melbourne before pursuing specialist training in the United Kingdom. As Paediatrics Lecturer at the University of Leeds, he undertook research on fuzzy logic control in the NICU for which he was awarded a PhD. His research interest in engineering applications in the NICU began with collaboration with biomedical engineers at McMaster University in Canada which continues currently within the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME). He is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN), and currently sits on the practise improvement committee which fits with his other interests of data analytics and statistical modelling for quality improvement in the NICU. He is also a collaborator on NHMRC funded multi-centre RCTs such as ProPREMS, BOOST-II and N3RO. He is a long-time author with the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group with numerous published systematic reviews.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Biostatistics, Master of Biostatistics, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Aug 2020

Medicine, PhD, An expert system for neonatal ventilation and intensive care, University of Leeds

Award Date: 16 Mar 2006

Medicine and Surgery, MBBS, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1991

External positions

Honorary Staff (Ritchie Centre), Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Apr 2009 → …

Monash Health

2008 → …

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