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Biography

Yann Yoong Chan is a multi-skilled scientist who has a passion for medical research. She possesses a strong academic background in biomedical science, graduating as the second-highest achiever in her Honours program. She went on to earn a PhD in Medicine, specialising in cardiovascular health. Upon completing her doctorate degree, she had worked as a Research Officer at clinical cardiovascular and translational oncology labs, in which she carried out clinical and laboratory-based research.  

She started working as a Research Fellow at Monash University this year and has recently completed an implementation study on the feasibility of COVID-19 self-testing in refugee learning centres in Malaysia, earning a session best presentation award at the International Conference on Public Health. Her current research focuses on translating and implementing evidence-based research in migration health.

She is keen to establish an early career research in a transdisciplinary health area incorporating non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancers to improve the health of the vulnerable populations such as those of refugees and migrants.

 

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Physiology, PhD in Medicine, Regulation of Ca2+-dependent vasoconstriction in large and small arteries

Feb 2010Jul 2013

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

Physiology, BSc (First Class Honours), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2009

BSc (Biomedical Science), University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Dec 2008

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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