An associate professor, medical lecturer in family medicine and tutor in general practice. Besides clinical percepting, teaching the undergraduates on medical professionalism and clinical ethics in family medicine, and cancers prevention in primary care; teaching the postgraduates on evidence-based medicine and managing ethical issues in family medicine. Tutoring the general practitioners on clinical research, medical records, reports, confidentiality and professionalism. Had led and conducted 11 medical researches, participated in 8 clinical/medical researches and involved in another 5 clinical trials. Currently planning a cluster clinical trial.
Had published > 40 journal articles with > 30 as the first author and another 7 as a co-author. Out of these, >20 were ISI indexed, >20 were Scopus or Pubmed indexed. Published a book, co-editted another and written 5 chapters. Had contributed to 5 teaching materials, 2 training manuals, 2 national reports (diabetes and asthma) and a few monographs. Had 7 submitted research manuscripts, 2 submitting research manuscripts and 3 submitting write-ups (review and commentaries). Currently working on a Cochrane-based systematic review.
Currently doing a PhD degree at Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. Huge interest in overcoming the challenges to optimal care for patients with type 2 diabetes at the primary care level. Looking into the most minimal and effective psychological interventions to alleviate emotional distress among these patients for the improvement in quality of life.
Obtained a medical degree from University Science Malaysia in 1999. Started professional life as a house officer at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) till 2000, since when worked in Sarawak few districts' community clinics such as that at Tebekang, Tebedu, Serian and Kota Samarahan till 2003. Graduated with a master degree in Family Medicine from University Malaya in 2007.