Ms. Sunanthiny Krishnan


School of Pharmacy
+603 5515 9648
Room  2-5-33

Sunanthiny joined the School of Pharmacy at Monash in 2019.  She is a clinical pharmacist with more than a decade of dedicated practice in hospital setting. Following her pre-registration training at University Malaya Medical Centre, Sunanthiny pivoted her career on clinical pharmacy and has since served at a number of hospitals  in Malaysia as well as in Singapore.  She transitioned to academia in 2017, joining SEGi University as a Lecturer in clinical pharmacy. She is currently the coordinator of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the undergraduate pharmacy programme at Monash University Malaysia. Sunanthiny is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a keen interest in geriatric pharmacy and the social aspects of geriatric care.


- Master of Clinical Pharmacy, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2012

- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), University Sains Malaysia, 2005

Professional Affiliation

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

- Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Registered Pharmacist

- Pharmacy Board of Malaysia

Registered Pharmacist

- Singapore Pharmacy Council


- American College of Clinical Pharmacy

- The Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA)

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Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

LAM HS, KRISHNAN S. (in press). Caregiver Burden: Prevalence and Effect on Productivity among Adult Informal Caregivers of the Elderly in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences and Research

MAK V, SANDHU AK, KRISHNAN S. Using Simulation to Teach Methods for Improving Patient Literacy about Medicines. Pharmacy 2020, 8(4), 192. DOI:10.3390/pharmacy8040192

CHEN LL, KRISHNAN S, GUI HS, ONG KY & MAMUN K. Cost of Adverse Drug Events on Health Resources Utilization in Older Adult Singaporeans. Value in Health 2015;18 (7) A517

Zaheer-Ud-Din BABER, Mohamed Izham Mohamed IBRAHIM, NadeemIrfan BUKHARI, Sunanthiny KRISHNAN.  Effect of Privatization of Malaysian Drug Distribution System on the Prices of Drugs Affecting Central Nervous System. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 2005;8 (Suppl 1)

Conference Proceeding

EFENDIE B, KADIRVELU A, PAI V, SAHOO S, RATNASINGAM V, KRISHNAN S, MISRA S & YANG WY. Health Care Team ChallengeTM: Effective Tool for Interprofessional Education. Paper presented at 10th Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Symposium 2019; Malaysia

CHEN LL, KRISHNAN S, GUI HS, ONG KY & MAMUN K. The Impact of Adverse Drug Events on Hospitalisation Cost and Length of Stay in Older Adult Singaporeans: 2006-2013. Paper presented at 15th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy; 2015; Bangkok, Thailand

CHOW MMY, TAN YS, KRISHNAN S, NALLAPPEN S, PANG HT, CHAN SS, CHUAH FQ & LIM KW. Evaluation of Reported Adverse Drug Reactions in Ambulatory Setting. Poster session presented at 25th Singapore Pharmacy Congress; 2015; Singapore

2020 - 2021: Sunanthiy Krishnan (Caregiver Burden: Prevalence and Effect on Work Productivity among Adult Informal Caregivers of the Elderly in Malaysia), Monash University Malaysia SEED Grant, (RM 20 000).

Undergraduate BPharm (Hons)

Lam Hoi Sun (Completed - 2019) 
The prevalence of caregiver burden and the effect on productivity among adult informal caregivers of the elderly in Klang Valley
- Main Supervisor

Lee Wan Yean (Completed - 2019)
Awareness and perception of healthy ageing among community- dwelling elderly in Klang Valley
- Main Supervisor

Ng Jing Ming (Completed - 2019)
Geriatric Pharmacy: Knowledge, attitude and educational needs of community pharmacists in Klang Valley
- Main Supervisor

Dharshaini Supramaniam (Completed - 2019)
A cross- sectional study of knowledge and attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among community pharmacists
- Main Supervisor


1st Malaysian Healthcare Team Challenge TM (HCTCTM)

  • Organising Committee & Facilitator

4th National Clinical Pharmacy Challenge (NCPC)

  • Organising Committee


Ground-breaking, Effective & Momentous (GEM) Award

  • Allied Health Innovative Practice (AHIP)
  • SingHealth, Singapore


Gold Award

  • TE-IQC Assessment
  • Singapore Productivity Association


Silver Award

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award
  • SingHealth, Singapore


MPS-CCM Gold Medal Award

  • Best Graduating Pharmacy Student