Dr. Teoh Siew Li


School of Pharmacy

+603 5515 9646
Room  2-5-33

Dr. Teoh obtained her Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) from University of Strathclyde and subsequently completed her pre-registration pharmacist training in United Kingdom. She is a registered pharmacist in the United Kingdom and Malaysia. Dr.Teoh joined School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia as a research assistant before completing her PhD in Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Her research experience focused on evidence-based medicine (systematic review and meta-analysis) and health economics (economic burden and economic evaluations), as well as qualitative and choice-modelling studies. Dr.Teoh's research works included collaboration with World Health Organizations (WHO) and Ministry of Health (Malaysia). Dr.Teoh advocates that mental health is at least as important as physical health, if not more. Her current research interest is palliative care, transitional age youth and mindfulness interventions.


- Doctor of Philosophy in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Monash University Malaysia, 2019

- Master of Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde, 2012

Research Experience

Aug 2015 - Feb 2019: Ph.D. Candidate, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

Sept 2014 - July 2015: Research Assistant, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

Employment History

May 2019 - Present: Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia.

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013: Pre-Registration Pharmacist, Wellswood Pharmacy, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Awards and Honours


  • 2nd runner-up (School Level) - 3 Minutes Thesis Presentation Competition

Mental Health, Palliative Care, Transitional Age Youth, Mindfulness Interventions, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Pharmacist's Role

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)


Teoh SL, Lim YH, Lai NM, Lee SW. Directly acting antivirals for COVID-19: where do we stand?. Frontiers in microbiology. 2020 Aug 5;11:1857.

Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Factors influencing consumers' decision on the use of nutraceuticals: a focus group study in Malaysian population. Archives of Pharmacy Practice. 2020 Apr 1;11(2).


Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Lai NM, Bangpan M, Chaiyakunapruk N. Factors affecting consumers’ decisions on the use of nutraceuticals: a systematic review. International journal of food sciences and nutrition. 2019 May 19;70(4):491-512.


Teoh SL, Ngorsuraches S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Consumer Preferences for Nutraceuticals: Pilot-Testing for Discrete Choice Experiment. Value in Health. 2018 Sep 1;21:S8-9.

Teoh SL, Lai NM, Vanichkulpitak P, Vuksan V, Ho H, Chaiyakunapruk N. Clinical evidence on dietary supplementation with chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.): a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition reviews. 2018 Feb 14;76(4):219-42.

Teoh SL, Kotirum S, Hutubessy RC, Chaiyakunapruk N. Global economic evaluation of oral cholera vaccine: A systematic review. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. 2018 Feb 1;14(2):420-9.


Teoh SL, Chong HY, Aziz SA, Chemi N, Othman AR, Zaki NM, Vanichkulpitak P, Chaiyakunapruk N. The economic burden of schizophrenia in Malaysia. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2017;13:1979.


Teoh SL, Sudfangsai S, Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Lai NM, Chaiyakunapruk N. Reply to C. Stewart’s Letter to the Editor Re: Teoh SL et al., Nutrients 2016, 8, 57. Nutrients. 2016 Apr 19;8(4):228.

Teoh SL, Sudfangsai S, Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Lai NM, Chaiyakunapruk N. Chicken Essence for Cognitive Function Improvement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2016 Jan 20;8(1):57.

Chong HY, Teoh SL, Wu DB, Kotirum S, Chiou CF, Chaiyakunapruk N. Global economic burden of schizophrenia: a systematic review. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 2016;12:357.

Teoh SL, Ming LC, Khan TM. Faculty perceived barriers and attitudes toward peer review of classroom teaching in higher education settings: A meta-synthesis. Sage Open. 2016 Jul;6(3):2158244016658085.

A Web-Based Gentle Body Stretching to Alleviate Loneliness and Improve Mental Fitness During COVID-19 Isolation Period, School of Pharmacy's SEED Grant, Monash University Malaysia (RM20,000)

Postgraduate (PhD)

Alene Yong (PhD: Feb 2020 - present)
Patient Preferences for Improved Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer
- Main Supervisor

Sunil Shrestha (PhD: Oct 2020 - present)
Cancer Pain Management and Effect of Cancer Pain on Quality of Life: Pharmacists' Role in Low-Resource Settings
- Co-Supervisor

2017 - 2018

  • President of International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Student Chapter, Monash University Malaysia