Personal profile


Dr Kyi Kyi Tha joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia on 8th February 2011 as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences. She graduated with M.B.,B.S. from University of Medicine (2) Yangon, Myanmar in 1990. After completion of one year internship, she started with clinical research by joining as a Research officer in Clinical Research Unit Malaria, Defence Services General Hospital Yangon, Myanmar for one year. She was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine (2) Yangon, Myanmar from 1992 to 1997. In 1997, she was awarded the Japanese Government Scholarship for Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan. Upon completion of her Ph.D in 2001, she continued serving as a senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine (1) Yangon, Myanmar until 2003. She practiced as a Consultant Pharmacologist providing basic training and scientific expertise in pharmaceutical sciences. Her previous appointment prior to Monash University was as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus from 2005 to 2010.

Research interests

Neuropharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Breast Cancer, Clinical skills, Medical education

Monash teaching commitment

Undergraduate Medicine Teaching – Early clinical years (Year 1 & 2) Pharmacology, Clinical Skills, Problem Based Learning, Inter-professional Learning, Concept, Consolidations and Active Learning sessions

Academic Coordinator – BMedSc (Hons) program

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

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 6 Apr 2014

Neuropharmacology, PhD, Neurochemical Changes in the Brain of the Senescence- Accelerated Mouse (SAM) as an Animal Model for Learning Deficiency, Hokkaido University

2 Apr 199723 Mar 2001

Award Date: 23 Mar 2001

Medicine & Surgery, MBBS, University of Medicine 2 Yangon


Award Date: 2 Nov 1991

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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