Paul K Jambunathan

Senior Lecturer

Tel: +603 5514 6382
Office: Room 4-4-02

Profile Summary

Paul K Jambunathan studied at Sheffield University, UK and further trained at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. He is a senior lecturer with the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a consultant clinical psychologist with Beacon International Specialist Hospital. Paul also possesses post-graduate training in sport psychology (a Canadian & Olympic Council of Malaysia Programme). With more than 30 years of experience in applied psychology in Malaysia, Britain and Australia in various roles Paul has much experience in a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems. His applied skills cover issues relating to children, parenting, interpersonal effectiveness, personal development and group interpersonal processes including performance enhancement.  He joined the Monash University education team 3 years ago, after more than 14 years as Senior Lecturer In Behavioural Sciences with the International Medical University, 3 years as a lecturer in psychology and with with extensive experience in applied psychology programme development and applications. He is a senior Dive Master and is very passionate about nature and conservation. Paul often designs learning environments with Mother-Nature as a primary instructor. He has been running numerous seminars and workshops which are custom-designed for the general public, specialized groups and multi-national companies. He believes he is a teacher at heart and facilitates learning ‘out-of-the-box’. Apart from being a highly sought after speaker and facilitator, Paul is regularly interviewed  and quoted in the national papers and other media. He writes for them and other regional magazines. Paul also hosts his own regional radio programme with Lite-Breakfast (Astro 105.7) which specializes in applied mental health and psychological issues. He is also currently a committee member of the inaugural Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychologists.


BA(Hons),(UK).; M.App. Psych. (Clinical & Educ.),( Aust.), Dip. Sports Psych.,(M’sia/Can)


Member of the National Diabetes Institute (psychology), an advisor to the National Association of Early Childhood Care and Education of Malaysia, a member of the Board of Trustees of Cancerlink Malaysia and various other governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Research Interests

Parenting, ecopsychology, emotional psychology and positive psychology.

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