Doctor Manisha Dayal

Doctor Manisha Dayal

Academic Program Advisor, Medical Science,
Medical Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy,
Medical Sciences


Dr Manisha Dayal started at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) as a Lecturer in February 2010. Prior to that she was employed by Curtin University of Technology, Perth where she taught anatomy in the Physiotherapy Program. Manisha completed her PhD in 2009 from the University of Adelaide. Her academic career started at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Dayal.


  • PhD University of Adelaide
  • MScMed University of the Witwatersrand (Sth.Africa)
  • BSc(Anatomy) University of Pretoria
  • BSc(MedSc) University of Pretoria

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences


Phone: (02) 4620 3493
Location: 21.1.13

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Journal Articles

  • Pather, N., Blyth, P., Champan, J., Dayal, M., Flack, N., Fogg, Q., Green, R., Hulme, A., Johnson, I., Meyer, A., Morley, J., Shortland, P., Strkalj, G., Strkalj, M., Valter, K., Webb, A., Woodley, S. and Lazarus, M. (2020), 'Forced disruption of anatomy education in Australia and New Zealand : an acute response to the Covid-19 pandemic', Anatomical Sciences Education, vol 13, no 3 , pp 284 - 300.
  • Green, H. and Dayal, M. (2018), 'A qualitative assessment of student attitudes to the use of body painting as a learning tool in first year human anatomy : a pilot study', International Journal of Anatomy and Research, vol 6, no 2.1 , pp 5134 - 5144.
  • Bidmos, M., Dayal, M. and Adegboye, O. (2018), 'Measurements of the talus in the assessment of population affinity', Forensic Science International, vol 287 , pp 2211 - 2217.
  • Wood, A. and Dayal, M. (2018), 'Using a model to understand the symptoms of ophthalmoplegia', The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, vol 16, no 2 , pp 33 - 38.
  • Dayal, M., Owens, J., Gibson, W. and Strkalj, G. (2017), 'Anatomical knowledge retention in physiotherapy students : a preliminary assessment', International Journal of Anatomy and Research, vol 5, no 1 , pp 3474 - 3479.
  • AbouHashem, Y., Dayal, M., Serafin, S. and Strkalj, G. (2017), 'Students' attitudes toward body image donation for 3D printing', Clinical Anatomy, vol 30, no 8 , pp 1005 - 1006.
  • Abou-Hashem, Y., Dayal, M., Savanah, S. and Strkalj, G. (2015), 'The application of 3D printing in anatomy education', Medical Education Online, vol 20 .
  • Dayal, M., Kegley, A., Strkalj, G., Bidmos, M. and Kuykendall, K. (2009), 'The history and composition of the Raymond A. Dart collection of human skeletons at the University of the Witwatersrand', American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol 140, no 2 , pp 324 - 335.
  • Dayal, M., Steyn, M. and Kuykendall, K. (2008), 'Stature estimation from bones of South African whites', South African Journal of Science, vol 104, no 40636 , pp 124 - 128.
  • Dayal, M., Spocter, M. and Bidmos, M. (2008), 'An assessment of sex using the skull of black South Africans by discriminant function analysis', HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol 59, no 3 , pp 209 - 221.
  • Eklektos, N., Dayal, M. and Manager, P. (2006), 'A forensic case study of a naturally mummified brain from the bushveld of South Africa', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 51, no 3 , pp 498 - 503.
  • Dayal, M. and Bidmos, M. (2005), 'Discriminating sex in South African blacks using patella dimensions', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 50, no 6 , pp 1294 - 1297.
  • Dayal, M. and Bidmos, M. (2004), 'Further evidence to show population specificity of discriminant function equations for sex determination using the talus of South African blacks.', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 49, no 6 .
  • Asala, S., Bidmos, M. and Dayal, M. (2004), 'Discriminant function sexing of fragmentary femur of South African blacks', Forensic Science International, vol 145, no 1 , pp 25 - 29.
  • Bidmos, M. and Dayal, M. (2003), 'Sex determination from the talus of South African whites by discriminant function analysis', American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol 24, no 4 , pp 322 - 328.
  • Thackeray, J., Loth, S., Laing, M., Swanepoel, E., Dayal, M. and Lubbe, K. (2000), 'Comparison of Sts 5 ('Mrs Ples') and Stw 53 ('Early Homo') from Sterkfontein, South Africa', South African Journal of Science, vol 96, no 1 , pp 21 - 21.

Conference Papers

  • Famakinwa, T., Dayal, M. and Penkala, S. (2016), 'Engineering a novel anatomical foot model for anatomy education', International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, N.S.W..

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Mountains, Molehills and Milestones: Participant Experiences from the WSU Mentoring Programs', Report
  • 2019, 'Returning to Work After Parental Leave: An Appreciative Inquiry. Vice Chancellor's Gender Equality Fund, Final Report 2019', Report

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