Dr Nisha Angela Dominic

Associate Professor

Email: nisha.angela@monash.edu
Tel: +607 219 0600
Office: Clinical School Johor Bahru



Profile Summary

Dr Nisha Angela Dominic joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia in 2010. She obtained her basic medical degree (MB BCh BAO) from University College Dublin in 1999, and went on to complete her internship at St.Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. She returned to Malaysia in 2001 and was posted to Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru (HSAJB) as a Medical Officer and went on to commence her training in O&G. During this time, she undertook various hospital-based research projects, which were presented at National Level meetings. She also spent a year as a Senior Registrar in O&G at Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand from 2006 till 2007.She obtained her MRCOG from the Royal College of Obtetricians & Gynaecologists in London, UK in 2007. She returned to work in HSAJB as a Specialist in O&G and during this time she was actively involved with the teaching and supervision of medical students and House Officers. She is also the Medical Sub-committee Chairperson of the Family Planning Association, JB.

Academic Qualifications

  • MB BCH BAO (Honours) National University of Ireland
  • MRCOG (London, UK)
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Monash)


  • Member of O&G Society of Malaysia (OGSM)
  • Life member Malaysian Medical Association
  • Chairperson Medical Sub-committee Johor Family Health Association
  • Committee member Medical Committee Federation of Reproductive Health Association of Malaysia

Academic Responsibilities

  • Academic Lead Women's Health, Monash University Malaysia
  • Co-Chair Year 4, Clinical School Johor Bahru, Monash University Malaysia
  • Monash University Malaysia Women's Health Assessment & Curriculum Lead

Teaching Commitment and Activities

  • Contextualizing Women's Health Curriculum to meet the local context
  • Clinical Skills Simulation Implementation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash University Malaysia
  • Supervision of Young Scholar's Programme - project completed, publication accepted

Research / Education Interests / Clinical Focus

Dr Nisha's clinical teaching method has always been "Seeing is believing", which encourages students to clerk, examine and interview as many patients as possible. Facilitating her teaching sessions in the antenatal and gynaecology clinics allow them to see an array of clinical pathology and access to examining patients.

Dr Nisha also has a keen interest in developing clinical skills simulation in obstetric practice as it is now getting more difficult to get access to consenting patients for various invasive procedures. Clinical simulation better prepares the undergraduate to not only enhance their skills but boost their confidence levels. She hopes to further integrate this practice by including midwifery students and management if common obstetric emergencies.

There are also plans to collaborate some of these practices with Monash University, Australia.

Research / Clinical Projects

  1. Comparison on normal labour teaching in the simulated environment versus the labour room environment - grant received ( 2019-2020 )
  2. Collaborative Education research on "Integrated Case Project for Year 4 Cohort of Monash Malaysia MBBS Students (2018 - 2020)"
  3. Conduct quarterly cervical screening tests and pelvic examination on models
  4. Conduct quarterly hands-on episiotomy repair workshop


Changes in Health- Related Quality of Life and Psychosocial Well-being of Breast Cancer Survivors: Findings from a Group- Based Intervention Program in Malaysia - published in July 2018 Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 19(7):1809-1815 DOI: 10.22034/APJCP.2018.19.7.1809

Perceived Barriers to Exercise in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus' -accepted for publication in International Medical Journal Malaysia

Socio-Demography and Medical History as Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Survivors published March 2015 Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 16(4):1479-85 DOI: 10.7314/APJCP.2015.16.4.1479

Enhancing Horizontal Interdisciplinary Integration Among Year four Medical Students Using Case-Based Learning - presented at 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC)At: Singapore 2013 - won 1st prize

Research Grants

SEED grant awarded 2014-- received RM10,000 as Principal Investigator for breast cancer research, completed and published 2018 in Asia-Pacific Cancer Journal

Learning and teaching grant - awarded RM 20,000 in August 2018, project from 2019-2020.

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Presented at 5th PICCWEDS on Changes in Health- Related Quality of Life and Psychosocial Well-being of Breast Cancer Survivors: Findings from a Group- Based Intervention Program in Malaysia in July 2018.