Prof. Vishna Devi V. Nadarajah

BA (Hons) University of Malaya (1994)
PhD University of Cambridge (2000)
MHPE Maastricht University (2014)

Vice-Provost and CEO of NUMED (Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia)

Prof Vishna has published and presented research papers in both biomedical sciences and medical education, supervises research students and reviews for indexed and international journals. Her areas of research for health professions education include faculty development, assessment and innovative teaching learning methods. Professor Nadarajah has shared her experience and expertise in health professions education via invitations to speak at conferences, conducting faculty development workshop and consultancies, appreciating that she has also learnt very much from these collaborative sessions with other educators.

In her previous role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Institutional Development and International at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, she led and engaged with faculty across five schools and three centers to deliver and obtain accreditation for over 30 academic programs.

Vishna continues to teach and facilitate in both undergraduate and post graduate programs especially for subjects related to biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology and health professions education, a role she values and keeps her engaged with students. She was recently awarded the ASME Gold Medal 2023 for her outstanding contributions in medical education.

Her areas of research in health professions education are faculty development, assessment, and innovative teaching and learning methods. Prof. Vishna has shared her experience and expertise in health professional education via invitations to speak at conferences and by conducting faculty development workshops and collaborative research.