About

Dr. Mal Fernando is an adjunct post-doctoral research fellow who is affiliated with the QRCPVD, James Cook University. He leads a program of research focused on preventing and better managing diabetes-realated lower limb complications in Australia.  

Dr. Fernando is dual trained in podiatry and medicine and completed his PhD in 2017. He is currently undertaking junior medical officer training in the Hunter New England area of New South Wales. He is affiliated with the Hunter Medical Research Institute and has a conjoint appointment as Research Fellow with the University of Newcastle and previously as Research Fellow with the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology.  

Dr. Fernando has supervised a number of students to date and collaborates both nationally and internationally with leading reserachers. He was awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2020 and was the 2020 AFPHM RACP John Snow prize finalist for Queensland. He has been awarded a number of other grants and awards in recognition of his research outcomes. 

Interests
Professional
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • Meta-analyses
  • Longitudinal analyses and mixed methods
Research
  • Diabetic foot
  • Gait and balance
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Diabetes complications
  • Research Capacity building
Teaching
  • Biomechanics
  • Diabetic Foot Disease
  • Clinical skills
  • Research Methods
Experience
  • 2021 to present - Junior Doctor, Hunter New England Health (Newcastle)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Project Manager- UHEL, QRCPVD, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Postdoc, QRCPVD, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2015 to 2020 - MBBS, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Visiting lecturer, Clinical Sciences, QUT (Brisbane)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Clinic Coordinator - Podiatry, QUT Health Clinics (Brisbane)
  • 2012 to 2017 - Podiatrist, Townsville Hospital and Health Service (Townsville)
  • 2012 to 2017 - PhD candidate, QRCPVD, James Cook University (Townsville)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 to 2023 - Fulbright Scholarship
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 22+ research outputs authored by Dr Mal Fernando from 2013 onwards.

Supervision

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Current
  • Diabetic foot disease and prevention of its complications (PhD , External Advisor)
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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