Doctor Sowbhagya Micheal

Doctor Sowbhagya Micheal

Associate Lecturer,
School of Medicine

Biography

Sowbhagya has a background in public health, community development and medical and psychiatric social work.  Her work and research in India with people living with HIV/AIDS cemented her interests in community participation and public health, which became the focus of her doctoral thesis at the University of New South Wales.  During her PhD studies at the University of New South Wales, Sowbhagya engaged in part-time individual and small group teaching, particularly in the Faculty of Medicine, which ignited an interest in medical education. 

Sowbhagya is currently an Associate Lecturer with the Medical Education Unit of the School of Medicine and Deputy Convenor of the community-engaged Medicine in Context program.  Currently, she is engaged in small group teaching of 2nd year medicine students in Problem Based Learning and Personal and Professional Development curriculum components.  She also focuses on design, development and facilitation and evaluation of the Medicine in Context tutorials and workshops for students Years 1-3.  Sowbhagya is involved in initiating and maintaining partnerships between the School of Medicine and community-health related organisations, particularly in Greater Western Sydney.  Her research interests include teaching innovations, community engagement in medical education, women's health, gender and human rights.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Micheal.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine

Contact

Email: S.Micheal@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4620 3259
Mobile:
Location: 30.3.27
Campbelltown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2014
  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2015
  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2016
  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2017
  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2018
  • 400810 Integrated Clinical Rotations 1, 2019
  • 400861 Foundations of Medicine 1, 2016
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2014
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2015
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2016
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2017
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2018

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marjadi, B., Mapedzahama, V., Rogers, G., Donnelly, M., Harris, A., Donadel, D., Jakstas, E., Dune, T., Lo, W., Micheal, S., McKnight, T., Hennessy, A., Ganapathy, V. and Pacey, F. (2020), 'Medicine in context : ten years' experience in diversity education for medical students in Greater Western Sydney, Australia', GMS Journal for Medical Education, vol 37, no 2 .
  • Diezel, H., Armour, M., Micheal, S. and Chalmers, J. (2019), 'The potential role of complementary medicine in women with pelvic pain', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol 6, no Suppl. 1 , pp 132 - 133.
  • Micheal, S. and Marjadi, B. (2018), 'Blended learning to teach gender in medical school', Clinical Teacher, vol 15, no 3 , pp 208 - 213.

Conference Papers

  • Micheal, S., Marjadi, B., Donnelly, M. and Hope, P. (2017), 'Guiding student transition to clinical learning through community immersion', Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators. Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Micheal, S. and Marjadi, B. (2017), 'From traditional teaching to blended learning in a community-engaged placement program', Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators. Conference, Adelaide, S.A..

Previous Projects

Title: Experiences of women with and without confirmed pathology accessing health care and support services for their pelvic pain
Funder:
  • Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
Western Researchers: Mike Armour, Sowbhagya Micheal, Jane Chalmers and Caroline Smith
Years: 2017-10-02 - 2018-05-31
ID: P00024492

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