Dr Amutha Ramadas

Contact Details

Tel: +603 5515 9660
Fax: +603 551 46323
Email: amutha.ramadas@monash.edu

Profile Summary

Dr Amutha Ramadas joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences in August 2012. She was awarded the Higher Degree Research Scholarship by Monash University Malaysia to pursue her PhD in Public Health. She has also completed the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education to strengthen her skills as an educator.

During her PhD study, she also acted as the coordinator for the Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease (ASCEND) Research Network (Malaysia), which awarded the “Award of Excellence – Greatest Career Progress” in 2014. She was the recipient of the Best Postgraduate Student (MSc) and Young Investigator Award (BSc) awarded by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, of which she is a life member. In 2012, she won the Young Investigator Award at the Diabetes Asia Conference organised by National Diabetes Institute, as well as awarded several travel grants to attend national and international conferences.

Her research interest is generally related to public health nutrition given her academic and professional training in nutrition and community health.  In addition, she possesses a strong background in the fields of health promotion, epidemiology and biostatistics, prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, and community /clinical nutrition. She has since published and presented her scientific findings in various national and international journals as well as conferences. She is also an independent reviewer for several international journals.



BSc (Nutrition & Community Health), UPM; MSc (Clinical Nutrition), UPM; PhD (Public Health), Monash; Grad Cert (Higher Education), Monash University.

Research Interests

Prevention & Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), nutrition (community & clinical), health promotion, epidemiology & biostatistics.


Ramadas A, Qureshi AM, Dominic NA, Botross NP, Riad A, Arasoo VJT, & Elangovan S (2015). Socio-Demography and Medical History as Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Survivors. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 16 (4), 1479-1485.

Elangovan S, Ramadas A, Dominic NA, Botross NP, Arasoo VJT, Riad A & Qureshi AM (2015). Impact of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Health-related Quality of Life: A Pilot Study among Breast Cancer Survivors in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 15 (Suppl): S12.

Ramadas A, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H & Quek KF (2014). A Web-Based Dietary Intervention for People with Type 2 Diabetes: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. [Epub ahead of print].

Latona AM, Sorefan FM, Khoo JJ, Gunn A & Ramadas A (2014). Clinicopathological review of 565 cases of lymph node biopsies. Pathology. 46, S70-S71.

Atan R, Virzi GM, Peck L, Ramadas A, Brocca A, Eastwood G, S Sood, Ronco C, Bellomo R, Goehl H & Storr M (2014). High Cut-off Hemofiltration versus Standard Hemofiltration: a Pilot Assessment of Effects on Indices of Apoptosis. Blood Purification. 37:296–303.

Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF & Zain AZ (2014). A pilot study: the development of a culturally tailored Malaysian Diabetes Education Module (MY-DEMO) based on the Health Belief Model. BMC Endocrine Disorders. 14 (1): 31. 

Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B & Zanariah H (2014). The impact of a web-delivered dietary intervention on overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Obesity Reviews. 15 (Suppl 2), 129-176.

Ramadas A, Quek KF, Oldenburg B, Chan CKY & Zanariah H (2012). Improvement in Dietary Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Results from a tailored web-based dietary education program (myDIDeA). International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 19 (1 Suppl): 1-341.

Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY & Oldenburg B (2011). Web-based Interventions for the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review of Recent Evidence. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 80(6):389-405.

Ramadas A, Quek KF, Oldenburg B, Chan CKY & Zanariah H (2011). Randomised-Controlled Trial of a Web-based Dietary Intervention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Study Protocol of myDIDeA. BMC Public Health. 11:359.

Ramadas A, Chan CKY, Quek KF, Zanariah H & Oldenburg B (2010). Validation of a knowledge, attitude, and behavior questionnaire for dietary education in Malaysian diabetic patients. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 17 (Suppl1), 154.

Ahmad B, Ramadas A & Quek KF (2010). The Development and Validation of Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ) for the Indigenous Population in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 65 (4): 274 – 277.

Ramadas A & Kandiah M (2010). Nutritional Status and the Risk for Colorectal Adenomas: A Case-Control Study in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 9(3): 269 – 278.

Ramadas A, Quek KF, Oldenburg B, Chan CKY & Zanariah H(2009). Development of an Interactive Nutrition Education Website For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. 2009; 55 (suppl 1): 435.

Ramadas A, Kandiah M, Jabbar F & Zarida H (2010). Dietary Risk Factors for Colorectal Adenomatous Polyps: A Mini Review. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology. 18 (2): 321 – 349.