Madhan Balasubramanian

NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Dr. Madhan Balasubramanian (MB) is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and Kings College London. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

Madhan's focus on developing innovative solutions to address oral health inequalities, towards achieving Universal Health Coverage in Oral Health and meeting Sustainable development Goals.

MB brings an excellent track record, relative to opportunity. He has won three nationally competitive Australian Government fellowships. Overall, he has received half a million Australian dollars in nationally competitive fellowships (as CIA), in addition to scholarships and academic prizes. He has supervised and mentored seven postgraduate students; peer-reviewed scientific articles (for about 20 journals), actively participated in professional associations (5 organisations) and engages proactively with the community through social media (over 2000 active followers).

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Casual Lecturer in Health Services Management, University of New England
  • 2017–present
    NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellow, Kings College London
  • 2017–present
    NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2017–present
    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide
  • 2013–2017
    Branch Councillor, Australasian College of Health Services Management
  • 2016–2017
    Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
  • 2015–2016
    Endeavour Research Fellow, FDI World Dental Federation
  • 2014–2016
    Research Associate, University of Adelaide
  • 2009–2014
    Research Officer, University of Adelaide
  • 2008–2009
    Australia-India Council Fellow, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 2006–2008
    Lecturer in Health Services and Hospital Management, Apollo Hospitals Group & Osmania University
  • 2008–2008
    Project Director, Apollo Hospitals Group
  • 2006–2008
    R&D Coordinator, Apollo Hospitals Group, India
  • 2004–2006
    Teaching Assistant & Part time Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2004–2004
    Volunter Research Assistant, Australian Red Cross
  • 2003–2004
    Dental Surgeon & Clinical Camps Administrator (Rural and Remote services), Sir Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama
  • 1997–2003
    Grants coordinator & rural project lead (part time), Gramium, a charity foundation for rural empowerment

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Adelaide, PhD (Dentistry; Public Health and Health Services)
  • 2006 
    Griffith University, MHSM (Honours)
  • 2003 
    The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, BDS

Publications

  • 2018
    Health behaviours and quality of life in independently living South Australians aged 75 years or older., Australian Dental Journal
  • 2018
    Moving from advocacy to activism? The fourth WHO global forum on human resources for health (HRH) and implications for dentistry, British Dental Journal
  • 2018
    Licensing, Regulation and International movement of Oral Health Professionals, Springer Nature
  • 2018
    General health, wellbeing and oral health of patients older than 75 years attending health assessments., Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • 2018
    Dental professionals for a new century, Indian Journal of Dental Research
  • 2018
    General health and well-being among primary care patients aged 75+ years: associations with living conditions, oral health and dependency., Australasian Journal on Ageing
  • 2017
    Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: a call for action, Nature India
  • 2017
    The life story experience of “migrant dentists” in Australia: potential implications for health workforce governance and international cooperation, International Journal of Health Policy and Management
  • 2017
    Health workforce migration in the Asia Pacific: implications for the achievement of sustainable development goals, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
  • 2017
    Dentist migration in the Asia-Pacific: problems, priorities and policy recommendations, Nature India
  • 2017
    Oral Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Systematic Review, Journal of Dental Research
  • 2016
    Restorative treatment for initial, cavitated and gross coronal carious lesions, Australian Dental Journal
  • 2016
    Job satisfaction among 'migrant dentists' in Australia: implications for dentist migration and workforce policy, Australian Dental Journal
  • 2016
    'Newness-struggle-success' continuum: a qualitative examination of the cultural adaptation process experienced by overseas-qualified dentists in Australia., Australian Health Review
  • 2016
    Diagnostic services in Australia: service rates and characteristics of patients, Australian Dental Journal
  • 2016
    Preventive services in Australia by patient and visit characteristics, International Dental Journal
  • 2016
    The international migration of dentists: directions for research and policy, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
  • 2016
    Development of life story experience (LSE) scales for migrant dentists in Australia: a sequential qualitative-quantitative study, Community Dental Health
  • 2015
    The Challenge of Oral Disease: A Call for Global Action. The Oral Health Atlas, FDI World Dental Federation
  • 2015
    The 'global interconnectedness' of dentist migration: a qualitative study of the life-stories of international dental graduates in Australia, Health Policy and Planning
  • 2015
    Trends in dental service provision in Australia: 1983-1984 to 2009-2010, International Dental Journal
  • 2015
    Treatment of caries in relation to lesion severity: implications for minimum intervention dentistry., Journal of Dentistry
  • 2015
    Characteristics and practice profiles of migrant dentist groups in Australia: Implications for dental workforce policy and planning, International Dental Journal
  • 2015
    The importance of workforce surveillance, research evidence and political advocacy in the context of international migration of dentists., British Dental Journal
  • 2014
    Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures, Australian Health Review
  • 2011
    Is the concept of ethics misplaced in the migration of Indian trained dentists to Australia? The need for better international co-operation in dentistry. Indian Journal of Dental Research, Indian Journal of Dental Research
  • 2011
    The Commonwealth as a custodian of dental migratory ethics: views of senior oral health leaders from India and Australia, International Dental Journal
  • 2011
    Dentists, Specialists and Allied Practitioners in Australia: Dental Labour Force Collection, 2006 , Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • 2011
    Practice profiles of male and female dentists in Australia, Australian Dental Journal
  • 2010
    Dental specialists in Australia, Australian Dental Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Strengthening oral health workforce governance in UK and Australia
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2015
    Roles of global organizations in health systems strengthening
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education and Training, Australian Government
  • 2009
    Commonwealth of Nations and ethical migration
    Role:
    CIA
    Funding Source:
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Dental Research (Sub Committees: Education Research; Practice Activity; E health; Health Services: Student training)
  • Australasian College of Health Service Management
  • Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education

Research Areas

  • Other Medical And Health Sciences (1199)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Dentistry (1105)