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Associate Professor Sivalal joined Monash University Malaysia in June 2006 and was involved in setting up the MBBS programme in the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is coordinator for the Year 1 Transition programme (MedStart), Health Enhancement Programme (HEP), Problem Based Learning (PBL), Health Promotion & Evidence-Based Medicine (HP & EBM), Medical Law, Year 1 Rural programme, and Health Services Management. He also supervises Bachelor of Biomedical Science students as well as those in the Young Scholar Programme (YSP).

Research interests

Medical education and public health, mainly focusing on health promotion and lifestyle.

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