Dr Badariah Ahmad

Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: badariah.ahmad@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 6310
Office: Room 4-4-24

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0063-1761

Profile Summary

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. She is now in her third year of her candidature. 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia (2018)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE), Monash University (2014)
  • Masters of Science (Medicine) Physiology, University College of Dublin, National University Ireland (2001)
  • MBBS, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, National University Ireland (NUI) (1997)

Affiliations

  • Member of Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP)
  • Member of Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES)

Responsibilities at Monash

  • Physiology Coordinator for Year 1 and Year 2
  • Problem Based Learning Coordinator for Year 2
  • Clinical Skills tutor

Work Experience

Malaysia

  • Senior Lecturer in Physiology, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia (April 2010 –present)
  • Senior Lecturer/Clinician, Monash Diabetes and Hypertension Clinic at Tanglin Primary Care Clinic, Kuala Lumpur (Jun 2006 – present)
  • Lecturer in Physiology, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia (Apr 2006 – Apr 2010)
  • Lecturer in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya (Dec 2003 – Mar 2006)

Republic of Ireland

  • Emergency Medicine Registrar, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin (Jan 2003 – Oct 2003)
  • Emergency Medicine Senior House Officer, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin (July 2001 – June 2002)
  • Tutor in Physiology, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Co Dublin, Ireland (July 2000 – June 2001)
  • Medical Senior House Officer, Beaumont Hospital, Co Dublin, Ireland (Jan 99 – June 2000)
  • Medical Senior House Officer, Letterkenny General Hospital, Co Donegal, Ireland (July – Dec 1998)
  • Medical Internship, Beaumont Hospital, Co Dublin, Ireland (Jan – June 1998)
  • Surgical Internship, Waterford Regional Hospital, Co Waterford, Ireland (July – Dec 1997)

Research / Education Interests

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

Active Areas of Research

  • 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

Research Activities

Diabetes Education & Medical Education

Other Research Interests and Projects

Medical education research: technology-enhanced learning environment/ active learning of practical skills

Teaching Experience

  • Undergraduate level: Physiology for the programmes MBBS, Pharmacy and Science
  • Senior Lecturer/Clinician, Monash Diabetes and Hypertension Clinic at Tanglin Primary Care Clinic, Kuala Lumpur (Jun 2006 – present)
  • Postgraduate level: Physiology for following programme: Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Nursing) & Advanced Medical Physics (Medical Physicist) University Malaya (2005 – 2006)
  • Undergraduate level: Physiology for following programmes: MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy, Bioengineering & Allied Health including Biomedical Science, Nursing in University Malaya (2003 – 2006)

Problem-based Learning

  • Pilot PBL study – “New approach in PCL delivery: Single-day versus two-day session” [2009]
  • PBL Workshops [2011; 2012; 2013] – Organized and delivered to new a training workshop to new PBL facilitators who were involved with PBL sessions for both Year 1 and 2.

Blended Learning

  • Pilot FLIP Classroom in Physiology (2013) as part of GCHE research project
  • FLIP Classroom - An Integrated Anatomy and Physiology Respiratory E-learning Module for Year 2 (2014, 2015, 2016) – The development of digital learning resources (eg. mini-vodcasts), virtual discussion platforms for students learning (Respiratory Module) and leading the face-to-face/master class  sessions to conclude the FLIP sessions.
  • Worked in collaboration with another senior clinical colleague from Johor Bahru Clinical School - Dr Suneet Sood and a few medical students to produce Back to Basic Medcast - Bringing clinical cases back to medical sciences at http://basicmedcast.com/201610/07/pilot-episode-1-patient-with-dysphagia/

Publications

SMQ Tan, YL Chiew, B Ahmad, KA Kadir. Tocotrienol-rich Vitamin E from Palm Oil (Tocovid) and its Effects in Diabetes and Diabetic Nephropathy: A Pilot Phase II Clinical Trial. Nutrients, 2018.

D Reidpath, I Sojiri, N Jahan, D Mohan, B Ahmad, M Ahmad, Z Kassim and P Allotey. Poor glycaemic control and its metabolic and demographic risk factors in a community-based study in rural Malaysia. Int J Public Health. 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1007/s00038-017-1072-4.

Ahmad B, Md Zain AZ, Quek KF. Type 2 diabetes patients are more amenable to change following a contextualised diabetes education programme. Diab Met Syndr: Clin Res Rev. 2017

Maude E Phipps, Kevin Kl Chan, Rakesh Naidu, Nazaimoon W Mohamad, Boon-Peng Hoh, Kia-Fatt Quek, Badariah Ahmad, Siti MI Harnida, Anuar ZM Zain, Khalid A Kadir. Cardio-metabolic risks in indigenous populations of Southeast Asia and the influence of urbanization of Disease Epidemiology. BMC Public Health Jan 2015. [IF : 2.264]

Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF, Md Zain AZ. A pilot study: the development of a culturally tailored Malaysian Diabetes Education Module (MY-DEMO) based on the Health Belief Model. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014, 14:31. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6823/14/31 [IF: 1.710]

Ahmad B, BA Khalid, KF Quek, Md Zain AZ, Maude E Phipps. Knowledge of diabetes and lifestyle behavior amongst indigenous population in Peninsular Malaysia. Med J Malaysia Aug 2013. [SCOPUS]

Ahmad B, Thomas S, Dunseath T. Innovative Changes in Problem-based Learning Delivery on a Malaysian Campus. Journal of the World Universities Forum Volume 5, 2012, http://ontheunivesity.com/, ISSN 1835-2030.

Ahmad B, BA Khalid, Zaini A, Hussain NA, Quek KF. Influencing factors of glycaemic control in patients attending different types of urban health care settings in Malaysia. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Vol 93 Issue 1 e12-14 July 2011 [IF: 2.754]

Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF. The development and validation of diabetes knowledge questionaire for the Indigenous population in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia Vol 65 No 4 December 2010 [SCOPUS]

Conference Paper

B Ahmad, AZM Zain and KF Quek. The impact of diabetes education module and self-monitoring blood glucose on patients’ glycaemic control and self-care behavior. IntJ. Behav. Med 2016; 23 (S); S229 [IF: 2.126]

Research Grants

Research Topic: Malaysian Diabetes and Research on Lifelong Lifestyle Intervention Group (MY DARLLING) Study: (Phase I & II)
Grant Body: National Institute of Health (NIH), Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH)
Duration: 2007-2010
Amount: RM 54,545.00
Project Status: Completed
Research Investigator: Principal Investigator (PI)

Research Topic: Knowledge on Diabetes and Its Self-Care Practises & the Control of Diabetes in Multiple Centres in Peninsular Malaysia.
Grant Body: Monash University (Internal Grant)
Duration: 2009
Amount: RM 18,000.00
Project Status: Completed
Research Investigator: Principal Investigator (PI)

Research Topic: Malaysian Diabetes and Research on Lifelong Lifestyle Intervention Group (MY DARLLING) Study: The impact of knowledge on diabetes and metabolic control and intervention of self-care skills in diabetes management (Phase III)      
Grant Body: Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) (External Grant)
Duration: 2011- 2014
Amount: RM 158, 700.00
Project Status: Completed
Research Investigator: Principal Investigator (PI)

Research Supervision

Suzanne Tan
Tocotrienol-rich Vitamin E from Palm oil (Tocovid) and its effects in Diabetes and Diabetic Nephropathy
BMedSc
2017-2018
Joint supervisor with Professor Khalid Khadir

YiLynn Chiew
Tocotrienol-rich Vitamin E from Palm Oil (Tocovid) and its Effects in Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy
BMedSc
2017-2018
Joint supervisor with Professor Khalid Khadir

Conference

Poster Presentation

  • Oct 2010 International Diabetes Asia Conference in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
    “Influencing factors of glycaemic control in patients attending different types of urban health care settings in Malaysia”.
  • Oct 2011 International Diabetes Asia Conference in Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
    “The level of knowledge of diabetes amongst indigenous population in Peninsular Malaysia”.
  • Jan 2013 1st Dubai International Conference in Higher Education: Succeeding in the Pursuit of Quality, Dubai, U.A.E.  
    “The Development and Evaluation of a Malaysian Diabetes Education Module”.
    Best Poster Presentation
  • Jan 2013 1st Dubai International Conference in Higher Education: Succeeding in the Pursuit of Quality, Dubai, U.A.E.
    “Innovative Changes to a Single Day PBL Delivery: An Alternative to Resolve a Resource Intensive Problem”.
  • Jan 2014 2nd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education: Sustaining Success through Innovation, Dubai, U.A.E.
    “The Role of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the FLIP teaching delivery”.

Oral Presentation

  • Oct 2011 International Management Education Conference, Melaka, Malaysia.
    “The Innovative Management of Problem Based Learning in a newly formed Malaysian Medical School”.
  • Nov 2011 EPS Montreal International Conference on Metabolic Disease, Montreal, Canada.
    “Influencing factors of glycaemic control in different types of urban health care settings in Malaysia”.
  • Jan 2012 5th Annual World Universities Forum, University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
    “A Leap of faith: Innovative Changes in Problem Based Learning (PBL) Delivery on a Malaysian Campus”.
  • Aug 2012 International Diabetes Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
    “The Development and Evaluation of a Culturally Tailored Malaysian Diabetes Education Module (MY-DEMO): A Pilot Study”.          
    Awarded 2nd Prize (worth RM 1000)
  • Feb 2015 3rd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education Today’s Universities: Combining Rigour with relevance, Dubai, U.A.E.
    “Assessing the Impact of Knowledge on diabetes and intervention of self-care skills in diabetes management by using a mobile phone device as a teaching tool.”
  • Feb 2015 3rd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education Today’s Universities: Combining Rigour with relevance, Dubai, U.A.E.
    “The impact of knowledge on diabetes and metabolic control and intervention of self-care skills in diabetes management.”
  • Aug 2015 International Diabetes Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    “MY DARLLING Study: Telephone Contact Follow-up to Assess Knowledge Amongst Poorly Controlled Diabetes Patients.       “
  • Dec 2016 International Conference of Behavioral Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.
    “The Impact of Diabetes Education Module and Self-monitoring blood glucose on patients’ glycaemic control and self-care behavior.”

Editorial Board

Reviewer for Journals

  • Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes Research
  • International Journal of Food, Science and Dietetics
  • BioMed Research International