Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Dr Renukha A/P Sellappans


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 05/09/2016 to present
  • Programme Director (Postgraduate), School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor's University, 15/08/2018 to present
  • Project coordinator, Asian Men s Health Report 2016, University of Malaya, 01/03/2016 to 31/07/2016
  • Secretary, Audit Dalam Amalan Farmasi (ADAF), Jabatan Farmasi, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, 01/04/2011 to 30/04/2011
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Master of Pharmacy, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW, United Kingdom
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY SDN BHD, Malaysia
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Professional Member, 2018 to present (International)
  • Lembaga Farmasi Malaysia, Professional Member, 2010 to 2018 (National)
  • Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society , Member, 2010 to 2018 (National)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Interprofessional collaboration, development and evaluation of complex health intervention, qualitative research
  • Clinical Pharmacy (Medication safety)
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Renal and Gastrointestinal System Pharmacotherapeutics, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Applied Therapeutics lV, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Applied Therapeutics I, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Applied Therapeutics II, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Professional Pharmacy Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Quality Use of Medicines, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Applied Therapeutics III, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Applied Therapeutics II, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Toxicology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Renal and Gastrointestinal System Pharmacotherapeutics, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Professional Pharmacy Practice I, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2013
  • Sellappans, R., Chua, S. S., Tajuddin, N. A. A., & Lai, P. S. M. (2013). Health innovation for patient safety improvement. In A. Parfitt-Rogers (Ed.), A framework for health innovation in primary care (pp. 66-69): AMJ press
Article in Journals
2019
  • Foong RTK, Sellappans R, Loo JSE. Awareness of Beers Criteria and knowledge of potentially inappropriate medications among community pharmacists in Malaysia. J. Eval. Clin. Pract. 2019
2018
  • Lee SWH, Lai NM, Chen WS, Sellappans R. Interventions for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus fasting during Ramadan. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD013178. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013178. (ISI-Indexed)
     
2015
  • Sellappans, R., Ng, C. J., & Lai, P. S. (2015). Validation of the Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Index for physicians in Malaysia. Int J Clin Pharm, 37(6), 1242-1249. doi:10.1007/s11096-015-0200-6 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sellappans, R., Lai, P. S., & Ng, C. J. (2015). Challenges faced by primary care physicians when prescribing for patients with chronic diseases in a teaching hospital in Malaysia: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 5(8), e007817. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007817 (ISI-Indexed)
     
2013
  • Sellappans, R., Chua, S. S., Tajuddin, N. A., & Mei Lai, P. S. (2013). Health innovation for patient safety improvement. Australas Med J, 6(1), 60-63. doi:10.4066/amj.2013.1643 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
Print Media
2018
  • Sellappans, R. (2018). Managing gastroesophageal reflux. MIMS Pharmacist.
     
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Advancing Co-creation of RLOs to Digitise Healthcare curicula, Co-researcher, 2018 to 2021 (International)
  • Medication use and drug-related problems encountered by community-dwelling elderly in Klang Valley, Project Leader, 2017 to 2021 (Taylor's University)
  • Validation of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score questionnaire in Malaysia, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2018 (Taylor's University)
  • Effect of healthcare intervention on Functional Dyspepsia patients in a Malaysian public hospital: A randomised controlled trial, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • The development and pilot testing of a doctor-pharmacist collaboration intervention to improve medication safety for patients with chronic diseases in primary care., Co-researcher, 2012 to 2015 (Private)
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Editorial member of the Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences Vol.15 Supp 2, July 2019 (eISSN 2636-9346), 2019 to 2019 (Article in Proceeding)
  • Editorial member of the Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC) Special Issue 2019, 2019 to 2019 (Article in Proceeding)
  • Reviewer for the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2018 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer for the Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review of CPD online module for Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy (Erectile Dysfunction and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy), 2017 to 2019 (Review of CPD online module for Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • SITI HANISAH BINTI RAHAMAT TULLA  (Main Supervisor)
  • SASIKUMAR MANICKAM  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • AHLAM SUNDUS  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Lai, P.S.M., Sellappans, R., Chua, S.S. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Malay Malaysian Medication Adherence Scale in Malaysia. , The 13th National Geriatric Conference, 17/08/2017 to 18/08/2017, Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (National)
  • Sellappans, R., Ng, C. J., & Lai, P. S. M. What are the medication experiences of older people with chronic diseases? A qualitative study. , WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2014 , 21/05/2014 to 24/05/2014, The World Organisation of Family Doctors (International)
  • Sellappans, R., Ng, C. J., & Lai, P. S. M. (2013). Prescribing problems faced by primary care doctors in chronic disease management. , The 13th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, 13/09/2013 to 15/09/2013, Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (International)
POSTER PRESENTER
  • Public s Perception on The Role of Community Pharmacists in Malaysia; A Qualitative Study., Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Week, 24/06/2019 to 26/06/2019, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor s University, Malaysia  (University)
  • Pilot Testing of the Malay Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (Findrsic-M) Questionnaire in Screening for Undiagnosed Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in Malaysia, 4th International Pharmaceutical Research Conference 2018, 25/08/2018 to 26/08/2018, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (International)
  • Sellappans, R., Ng, C. J., & Lai, P. S. M. Pilot testing of the physician-pharmacist partnership for patient safety intervention., 13th MPS-USM Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2017,, 03/11/2017 to 05/11/2017, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-University Sains Malaysia (National)
  • Chew, S., Lai, P.S.M., Sellappans, R. & Ng, C.J. Development of a smartphone application to improve medication adherence in patients with chronic disease in a hospital-based primary care clinic in Malaysia., The 15th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, 23/06/2015 to 26/06/2015, Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (International)
  • Lai, P.S.M., Sellappans, R. & Ng, C. J. Validation of the Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Index for physicians in Malaysia., The 15th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, 23/06/2015 to 26/06/2015, Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (International)
  • Sellappans, R., Ng, C. J., & Lai, P. S. M. (2013). Primary care doctors views on the implementation of an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Service. , The 13th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, 13/09/2013 to 15/09/2013, Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (International)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Silver Award, 13th MPS-USM Pharmacy Scientific Conference, Conference, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 2017 (Best Poster Award)
  • Oral merit award, WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2014, Conference, World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), 2014 (Best Oral)
  • University of Malaya Three Minute Thesis (UM3MT) Competition 2014, Competition, University of Malaya (UM), 2014 (Second place winner at faculty level )
ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
(Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Trainer and facilitator, Advancing Co-creation of RLOs to Digitise Healthcare Curricula (ACoRD)Training, Erasmus Plus Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (CBHE), 2019 to 2019 (Co-Researcher)
  • Organising Committee, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) Research Week 2019, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor's University, 2019 to 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Taylor's Curriculum Framework 2 Implementation Committee, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor's University, 2018 to 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Scientific Committee, 1st International Health and Medical Sciences Conference, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor's University , 2018 to 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Member of the Curriculum Review Committee for Masters of Health Research Ethics, University of Malaya., Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2017 to 2020 (Committee Member)
  • Scientific Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Pharmacy Education and Research Network (ASEAN PharmNET) 2017, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Taylor's University, 2016 to 2017 (Committee Member)
  • Facilitator, Kursus Jururawat dan Penolong Pegawai Perubatan, Jabatan Farmasi, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, 2011 to 2011 (Committee Member)
  • Organizing Committee, Bengkel Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (Psychiatry), Jabatan Farmasi, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, 2011 to 2011 (Committee Member)
  • Preceptor, Clinical attachment for IMU students (Paediatric), International Medical University, 2010 to 2011 (Consultant )
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Organising Committee, Health Screening 2017, PPR Sri Pantai, Kuala Lumpur., 01/08/2017 to 28/10/2017 (Department/School)
  • Head of Ticketing Department, IMU Charity Run-Carnival 2007, 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2007 (University)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Innovations in Global Health Professions Educations 4th Annual Conference: Emerging Technology-Enabled Themes in Health Professions Education, Research, 18/09/2018 to 19/09/2018 (International)
  • Good Clinical Practice, Research, 05/12/2017 to 07/12/2017 (National)
  • 13th MPS-USM Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2017, Penang, Malaysia, Research, 03/11/2017 to 05/11/2017 (National)
  • Malaysian Innovative Healthcare Symposium 2017, Taylor's University, Malaysia, Research, 07/10/2017 to 07/10/2017 (National)
  • 1st International Workshop of Clinical Epidemiology- Focus on Ageing, University Malaya Medical Center, Malaysia, Research, 04/10/2017 to 06/12/2017 (International)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Therapeutic Updates, Taylor's University, Malaysia, Non research, 14/07/2017 to 16/07/2017 (National)
  • MPS Seminar 2017, Research, 12/05/2017 to 14/05/2017
  • Implementation Science Basics Workshop, Research, 25/04/2017 to 25/04/2017
  • Curriculum Review Workshop (Day 3) (SoP only), Research, 02/03/2017 to 02/03/2017
  • SoP Curriculum Review Workshop (Day 2), Research, 28/02/2017 to 28/02/2017
  • SoP Curriculum Review Workshop (Day 1), Research, 24/02/2017 to 24/02/2017
  • [IP/UTLP]Taylor's Teaching and Learning Framework, Research, 23/02/2017 to 23/02/2017
  • Quality Use Of Medicines Research Series 1/2017, Research, 21/02/2017 to 21/02/2017
  • [IP/UTLP]Teaching & Learning Support@Intellect&Library Info Exploration (Online), Research, 15/02/2017 to 15/02/2017
  • SOP eLearning Sharing Session, Research, 14/02/2017 to 14/02/2017
  • Workshop for Curriculum Review 01 (SoP only), Research, 13/02/2017 to 13/02/2017
  • [IP/UTLP]TEG & University Induction (Online), Research, 13/02/2017 to 13/02/2017
  • Introduction to Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Certification, Research, 06/02/2017 to 06/02/2017
  • Basic Skills for Pharmacy Clinical Tutors, Monash University Malaysia, Non research, 11/03/2016 to 11/03/2016 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Editing your manuscript for publications: Workshop for Postgraduate Students, Research, 24/02/2014 to 25/02/2014 (University)
  • Sample Size Calculation Workshop, Centre for Population Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Research, 02/04/2013 to 02/04/2013 (University)
  • Summer School for Health Innovation, University of Malaya Primary Care Research Group and Curtin University. , Research, 07/12/2012 to 09/12/2012 (University)
  • An Introduction to Qualitative Research Workshop, Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Malaya, Research, 16/07/2012 to 17/07/2012 (University)
  • Questionnaire Validation Workshop, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Research, 16/07/2012 to 16/07/2012 (University)
  • Developing a Protocol for Cochrane Systematic Review Workshop, Julius Centre University of Malaya, Research, 10/07/2012 to 13/07/2012 (University)
  • Meta Analysis Workshop, UKM Medical Center, Research, 03/05/2012 to 03/05/2012 (University)
  • 6th JCUM Evidence-Based Practice Workshop, Julius Centre University Malaya, Research, 25/04/2012 to 26/04/2012 (University)
  • Bengkel Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (Psychiatry), Jabatan Farmasi, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, Non research, 07/12/2011 to 07/12/2011 (Government Sector)
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Primary Care Research Conference, Malaysia Primary Care Research Group, Research, 03/12/2011 to 04/12/2011 (International)
  • Kursus Practical Guide to Insulin Therapy in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, Jabatan Farmasi, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, Non research, 11/11/2011 to 11/11/2011 (Government Sector)
  • Introduction to Complex Intervention Workshop, Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Malaya, Research, 08/11/2011 to 09/11/2011 (University)
  • One Day SPSS Hand-on Workshop, University of Malaya, Research, 22/09/2011 to 22/09/2011 (University)
  • 27th Annual Congress of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology, Malaysian Society of Nephrology, Non research, 06/05/2011 to 08/05/2011 (National)
  • Weekend Seminar Series in Cardiovascular Medicine, Private Medical Practitioner Association Kuala Lumpur, Non research, 09/04/2011 to 10/04/2011 (National)