Dr S Jeyarajah a/l M Selvadurai

Associate Professor (Practice)

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: jeyarajah.selvadurai@monash.edu
Tel: +607 219 0600  
Office: Clinical School, JB



Profile Summary


2014 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) Monash University Australia

1980 Master of Psychological Medicine, University Malaya

1974 M.B.B.S, Calcutta University, India


1977-1981 Trainee Medical Officer, Dept. of Psychological Medicine University Hospital Kuala Lumpur

1976-1977 Medical Officer, Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, Perak

1975-1976 Housemanship, Hospital Besar, Ipoh 1975-1976

1974-1975 Rotatory Internship, National Medical College Calcutta 1974-1975


1987 Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (FRANZCP)

1984 M.R.A.N.Z.C.P, Passed Membership Examination: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist

Professional Appointments in Clinical Practice

2014-2018 External Examiner for Final MBBS Stage II Comprehensive Exam, Melaka Manipal Medical College

2008-onwards Clinical Associate Professor- Monash Medical School Johor Bahru

1999-onwards Director and Consultant Psychiatrist- Nature’s Care Nursing Home

1999-onwards Consultant Psychiatrist in Private Practice- Klinik Pakar J. Rajah. Larkin Perdana Johor Bahru

1990-1998 Consultant Psychiatrist and Director Hospital Permai, Tampoi, Johor Bahru (Optional retirement from Government Service)

1989-1990 Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Department of Psychological Medicine Hospital Kuala Lumpur

1982-1988 Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Department, Hospital Besar Kota Bharu from

1981-1982 Clinical Specialist in Department of Psychological, Medicine Tunku Abdul Rahman Institute of Neurological Science, Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur from March 1981 to April 1982.

Past Teaching and Training Appointments

1995-1996 Honorary Lecturer- Post Graduate Masters Students University Malaya

1995-1996 Honorary Lecturer- Post Basic Nursing Students, Ministry of Health

1992-1993 Part Time lecturer- Post Graduate Masters Students UKM

1985–1998 Conducted in Service Training Courses on Psychiatry and Mental Health for Doctors and Paramedics

1985-1988 Honorary Consultant and lecturer- Department of Psychiatry, University Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

1981-1982 Part Time lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Special Interests

Forensic Psychiatry

  • Served as Forensic Psychiatrist in giving specialist reports and Testimony in courts while servicing as Medical Superintendent and Director of Hospital Permai Tampoi, Johor Bahru from December 1990 until December 1999.  Appeared in courts in the States of Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Private Psychiatric Medico-legal Practice-given testimony as expert witness in civil and criminal cases in high court and session’s court since year 2000.
  • Expert witness in Medico-legal cases in Singapore, Johor Bahru, Butterworth and Sungai Petani, 2017-2018.

Caring for the mentally disabled

  • Established first registered Psychiatric Nursing Home with 40 beds in 2006 for the care and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients, including alcohol dependent patients.

Research Projects & Publications


Paper presented at ANCIPS 2013 Banglore, undergraduate Training in Psychiatry at Monash University Across Australia & Malaysia campus.

Enhancing Horizontal Interdisciplinary Integration in Monash University MBBS Year 4, February 2013.

Innovative teaching methods in Year 4 medical studies in Psychiatry about understanding antipsychotic induced movement disorders (ANCIPS 20145 Hyderabad).

Psychological well-being among medical students in Clinical years 2014. Published Indian Journal of Psychiatry Vol 57, 2015.

Publication of Handbook in Psychiatric history taking, formulation and management for medical students.

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Courses & Conferences Attended (2011-2018)

Foundation in Teaching Practice (FIT) conducted by the School of Medicine Education Unit Monash University on 13th January 2011.

1st Regional Meeting on Hot Topics in Depression 18th-19th Feb 2012, Hong Kong.

Master Class II Symposium on Depression in Penang, 16th September 2012.

Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Symposium in Phuket Thailand, 1st-2nd September 2012.

Quality Assurance Talk organized by the School of Medicine Education Unit Monash University on 29th February 2012.

Problem Based Learning (PBL Training) on 23rd January 2013.

CINP Congress on Addiction and Mental Health, Kuala Lumpur 1st-3rd October 2013.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) conducted by Monash University Education Faculty from January 2012- December 2013.

Calcutta National Medical College 63rd Annual Alumni Scientific Meeting, 7th -9th Feb 2014, Calcutta India.

18th MCPM & 1st Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association Regional Meeting 22nd-24th May 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

ANCIPS Hyderabad India 8th-11th January 2015, presented 3 papers.

64th CNMC Alumni & Scientific Meeting, Calcutta India, 6th-8th February 2015.

8th Congress of the Asian Society for Child & Adolescent Psychology (ASCAPAP) & 19th MCPM. 19th-22nd August 2015 Kuala Lumpur.

65th CNMC Alumni & Scientific Meeting India, 5th-7th February 2016.

ASIAN Regional Symposium on referring the treatment of Depression in Asia, Bangkok Thailand, 8th-9th April 2016.

20th MCPM, 2nd-4th June 2016, Kuala Lumpur delivered keynote address Enhancing Quality of Life- Integrating Mind & Body.

29th World Congress of International Association for Prevention of Suicide (IASP) 18th -27th July 2017, Kuching Sarawak.

21st Malaysia Conference Psychological Medicine (MCPM) Kuching Sarawak, 18th – 27th July 2017.

Lundbeck regional symposium on Depression, 19th – 20th August 2017, Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

22nd Malaysia Conference Psychological Medicine (MCPM), 19th – 21st July 2018, Kuala Lumpur

20th Johor Mental Health Convention, Hospital Permai Johor Bahru, 4th September 2018.

Lundbeck Regional Symposium 2018, 20th – 21st October 2018, Manila, Philippines

Seminars & Courses Conducted (2012-2018)

Talk on Stress Management to staff of Panasonic Senai Johor Bahru on 5th March 2012

Counseling Course for Befrienders 23rd&30th June 2012 by Johor Mental Health and Monash Johor Bahru

Alcohol Intervention Workshop for Mental Health Workers, Hospital Permai Johor Bahru on 12th July 2012

Alcohol Intervention Workshop for Mental Health workers in Sabah held at Kota Kinabalu on 8th September 2012

Suicide Prevention workshop for Mental Health workers held at Hospital Permai Johor Bahru on 7th September 2013

Workshop in coping with grief for Cancer Survivors Society Johor Bahru held at Monash Clinical School Johor Bahru on 28th October 2013

Organized International Workshop on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) for substance use disorders in association with Colombo Plan ACCE 16th-20th June 2014, Hospital Permai Johor Bahru.

Organized community Mental Health Seminar for Mental Health workers jointly with M.S. Chellamuthu Trust & Research Federation. Madurai, India 28th September 2014.

Disability workshop for Year 4 Monash Medical Students, 26th May 2016.

Advocating quality of life in family seminar, 25th April 2016.

Individuals in Distress- psychosocial development workshop 8th October 2016, Monash Clinical School Johor Bahru.

Organized Suicidal Awareness Prevention workshop for training the trainers for Befrienders Johor Bahru, 19th February 2017.

Organized one-day seminar dealing with Adolescent Problems introduction to medical students, attended by MUMeds and NuMeds, 11th March 2017.

Organized talk on Parinatal Mental Health by Dr Martian Snellen from Mercy Hospital, Melbourne, 11th May 2017.

Intimate Partner Violent Workshop at Clinical School Johor Bahru, 10th October 2017.

Sexual Protection in Children, Teenagers & People with disability by Dato’ Dr Amar Singh, 12th April 2018.