Dr Kandasamy works as a Senior Neonatal Paediatrician in a tertiary perinatal centre in Townsville, Queensland. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 1995. He obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and a PhD from the University of Newcastle, NSW. He has specialist registration in General Paediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine with the Medical Board of Australia and has received fellowships from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), The Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (FRCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (FRCPCH). He is an Adjunct  Professor with James Cook University's Medical School and a Conjoint Research Fellow with the University of Newcastle.

In 2014, Dr Kandasamy received an NHMRC New Investigator Project grant to carry out research into the effects of prematurity and low birth weight on retinal and renal development. Dr Kandasamy’s area of research is in neonatal medicine, specifically the effects of prematurity on the development of the kidney and retina, and neonatal health in indigenous babies. In 2019, he received another NHMRC grant to investigate the relationship between maternal health and infant kidney development. He has research collaborations with the University of Newcastle, CSIRO and internationally with the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol (VITO), Belgium.

Dr Kandasamy is a reviewer for NHMRC Grants. He also serves as an advisor for the Queensland Neonatal Advisory Group, and Paediatric Research Committee for the RACP and internationally for the European Research Agency in Brussels, Belgium.  He also reviews grants for the British Eye Research Foundation, The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) and, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (ZonMW).

He is an examiner for the University of New South Wales, the University of Dunedin, The Royal College of Surgeons and the University College Dublin, Ireland.

  • Neonatal and Paediatric training , RACP
  • Developmental Biology ,Neonatology , Renal & retinal microvasculature development, Effects of prematurity and low birth weight , Developmental Origin of Health and Diseases
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • 2019 to present - Eminent Staff Specialist, Townsville Hospital (Townsville)
  • 2010 to 2019 - Senior Staff Specialist, Neonatology, Townsville Hospital (Townsville)
  • 2006 to 2010 - Staff Specialist,Neonatology, Townsville Hospital (Townsville)
  • 2005 - Neonatal trainee, Townsville Hospital (Townsville)
  • 1995 to 2005 - Medical Officer /Paediatrician, Ministry of Health (Malaysia)
  • 1990 to 1995 - Undergraduate (MBBS), University of Malaya (Malaysia)
Research Disciplines
  • 2019 - Queensland Health Award for Excellence (Minister's Award for Overall Outstanding Achievement)
  • 2019 - Queensland Health Award for Excellence ( Winner in the Pursuing Innovation Category)
  • 2015 - ASMR Runners-up winners for Best Clinical Researcher in Queensland
  • 2012 - ASMR Runners-up winners for Best Clinical Researcher in Queensland
  • 2010 - Basser Research Entry Scholarship, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • 2014 - FRCPCH UK
  • 2008 - FRCP Edin.
  • 2007 - FRACP
  • 2015 - DoHaD , Australia and New Zealand
  • 2010 - Microcirculation Society ,USA
  • 2010 - Perinatal Society of Australia and NewZealand
  • 2007 - Australian Medical Association
  • 2002 - MRCPCH UK
  • 1999 - MRCP UK
  • 2008 to 2013 - PhD (Neonatology) The University of Newcastle
  • 2006 to 2007 - Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, The University of Newcastle

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  • Investigation of anaemia profile during pregnancy for a cohort of women in North QLD (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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