Dr Kamal Singh

DrHlthSc,RN, MPH,MHM, GradDip(Advance nursing), BNurs, DipHlthSc(Nursing),

Lecturer in Nursing

My name is Kamal Singh. I have been nursing for the last 19 years. My nursing background extensively involves military nursing, emergency care nursing, community health, indigenous health and primary health care nursing. My other research interests include indigenous health care access, heath promotion, teaching, and learning.

I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to contribute to humanity, to feel that the world was in some small way, better because I was a part of it. Nursing, for me, was the ideal choice towards realizing this goal. I chose to be a nursing lecturer for much the same reason. I find that the process of teaching can be likened to the old saying about perfume, "You can’t' give it away without getting a little on yourself." It is rewarding not only to be a part of the process that aids individuals in realizing their career goals, but it is especially rewarding to be a part of the process that challenges everyone: myself, students, fellow lecturers, registered nurses and faculty alike, towards becoming better, more conscientious human beings. I value fairness, compassion, respect, trust, mutual learning and contribution. It is my goal that by sharing my talents and experiences, that I might help to better the greater whole, demonstrated through my interactions with patients, students and colleagues, in hospitals, at institutes of learning, and in our world community.

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Academic biography

Qualifications

2017:     Professional Doctorate in Health Science, Queensland University of Technology
2014:     TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Plenty Training Brisbane,
2012:     Master of Public Health, University of NSW
2012:     Master of Health Management, University of NSW
2010:     PGDip of Advance Nursing (Critical Care), University of Auckland
2002:     Bachelor Health Science (Nursing), Central Queensland University
1998:     Registered Nurse, New Zealand

Teaching and research supervision

Why study Nursing?

My passion is in Community-based participatory research, epidemiology and statistics, qualitative methods, intervention studies, translating research in to practice and laboratory methods. Discipline areas include Indigenous and pacific health and social, cultural and emotional wellbeing, empowerment interventions (individual, organisational and structural levels), non-communicable diseases and obesity prevention, prison health, physical activity promotion, diabetes and renal disease, environmental health, housing and infrastructure.


Undergraduate courses

Indigenous and pacific Health, Primary Health Care, Wellbeing, Social Determinants of Health, Health and Human Rights, fundamentals of nursing, and emergency nursing.

Research expertise, publications and grants

Research expertise

https://eprints.qut.edu.au/110807/1/Kamal_Singh_Thesis.pdf

Singh Kamal, Marguerite Sendall, & Phil Crane. (2014). Understanding the social cultural context of obesity in rural and  remote areas of Fiji to target obesity. Paper presented at the BAKU WORLD FORUM OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS, Baku, Azerbaijan. (website defunct)

Singh Kamal, Marguerite Sendall, & Phil Crane. (2014). Understanding the social cultural context of obesity in rural and  remote areas of Fiji to target obesity: “Participatory Research Approach”. Paper presented at the CO-OPS National Workshop, Adelaide, Australia. http://www.co-ops.net.au/File.axd?id=787f08e1-22be-478c-ab1d-dcb2ab40d905

Singh Kamal, Marguerite Sendall, & Phil Crane. (2014, 17-19 October). Obesity Prevention in rural and remote areas of Fiji to target obesity: “the Community based Approach”. Paper presented at the 46th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia. http://umconference.um.edu.my/apacph2014=3e6260b81898beacda3d16db379ed329

Singh Kamal, Marguerite Sendall, & Phil Crane. (2015). Obesity Prevention in rural and remote areas of Fiji to target obesity: “the Community based Approach”. Tentative analysis. Paper presented at the the 47th Asia -Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conferance, Bandung, Indonesia. http://apacph2015.fkm.ui.ac.id/schedule-free-paper-presentation/

Engagement and knowledge exchange

Projects and initiatives

I am a peer reviewer for a number of pacific health nursing journals. I am also a current member of A The Joanna Briggs Institute, Royal College of Nurses Australia, College of Emergency Nursing Australia, Australian Nurse Teachers Society, and Public Health Association of Australia.

Awards, Honours & Distinctions

Prizes and awards

Defense Force Scholarship Award

Pacifica Health Scholarship Award

NSW Health Scholarship Award

Kamal Singh

Contacts

T: (08) 8946 6589
E: kamal.singh@cdu.edu.au

College of Nursing and Midwifery
Blue 5.1.94
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909
Australia