School of Health

Dr Kamal Singh

Phone: 07 37273347
Email:
kamal.singh@federation.edu.au
Room:
Brisbane, 610
Position:
Lecturer in Nursing
Discipline:
Nursing and Public Health

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Health Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Master of Public Health, University of NSW, Australia
  • Master of Health Management, University of NSW, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Advance Nursing (Critical Care), University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Post Nursing Reg), Central Queensland University, Australia

Biography

I am an experience  academic and Registered Nurse for the last 22 years. My nursing background extensively involves 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.

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Transition to Practice Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Preventive health
  • Emergency Care Nursing
  • Older health
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Public health

Professional associations

  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • The Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Australian Collage of Nursing
  • College of Emergency Nursing Australia
  • Australian Nurse Teachers Society
  • Queensland Nurses Union
  • Public Health Association of Australia

Research interests

  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Cultural safety
  • Pacific Health
  • Cancer Care
  • Non-communicable diseases (Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Mental Health)
  • Global burden of diseases
  • Disadvantaged population (Migrants, Farmers, First Nations People)

Current Projects

  • Cost-effectiveness of a community-based physical activity program: a systematic review. Authors Author list: Dr Aletha Ward (AW), Dr Mohammad Afshar Ali (MAA), Professor Khorshed Alam (KA), Dr Kamal Singh (KS), Kayley Taffe (KT), Ass Professor Tracy Kolbe-Alexander (TKA), Professor Stuart Biddle (SB).
  • Interventions for colorectal cancer survivors: A systematic review of intervention reviews. Author List: Nicholas Ralph, Thomas Arthur, Suzanne McDonald, Linda Ng, Kamal Singh, Jessica Elliott, Jeffrey Gow.
  • Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection Authors list: Joan Webster, Sonya Osborne, Kamal Singh, Linda Ng, Babara Black
  • Barriers and determinants of cancer screening programs in the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network Region: a scoping review protocol. Authors List: Paraniala Silas C Lui, Kamal Singh, Brian Kurth, Tam Nguyen, Ashleigh Nelson, Renata Danisevska
  • Understanding Osteoporosis Knowledge, Beliefs and Behaviours in the Elderly Population: A Literature Review. Authors List: Dipika Dabas, Kamal Singh and Khorshed Alam
  • Understanding the unique needs of students from culturally diverse backgrounds undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing. Authors list: Coralie Graham, Odette Best, Linda Ng, Kamal Singh, Victoria Terry.

Higher Degree Research Supervision

  • Master of Professional Studies. Topic: Pasifika ethnicity and its relationship to specified maternal and neonatal outcomes: a descriptive and correlational study of childbearing women in West Moreton Hospital and Health Service district of Southeast Queensland.
  • PhD.  Topic: Drug-resistant tuberculosis: Epidemic trajectory post-COVID-19, related stigma, and their implications for community health workers' demand in the delivery of patient-centred care.

Publications

Singh, K. N., Sendall, M. C., Gurung, A., & Carne, P. (2020, Aug 6). Understanding socio-cultural influences on food intake in relation to overweight and obesity in a rural indigenous community of Fiji Islands. Health Promot J Austr. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.397

Singh, K. N., Sendall, M. C., Gurung, A., & Carne, P. (2021, Aug 6). Understanding socio-cultural influences on physical activity in relation to overweight and obesity in a rural indigenous community of Fiji Islands. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities  (Accepted for Publication)

Conference presentations

Singh, K, Sendall, M  & Crane,P. (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. http://bakuworldscienceforum.com/list2014/

Singh K, Sendall, M , & Crane,P. (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 K, Sendall, M, & Crane, P. (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,K, Sendall,M & Crane,P. (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 Conference, Bandung, Indonesia. http://apacph2015.fkm.ui.ac.id/schedule-free-paper-presentation/

Grants & awards

2019- 2021 “Understanding the unique needs of students from culturally diverse backgrounds undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing”. Authors list: Coralie Graham, Odette Best, Linda Ng, Kamal Singh, Victoria Terry. Teaching and learning Grant (10,000 AUD)

2020 Identification of Needs to Support Ageing in the Home by Melissa Taylor, Melissia Carey, Kamal Singh and Sonya Osborne. Funding from the Centre of Health USQ, (2800 AUD)

Cost-effectiveness of a community-based physical activity program: a systematic review. Authors Author list: Dr Aletha Ward (AW), Dr Mohammad Afshar Ali (MAA), Professor Khorshed Alam (KA), Dr Kamal Singh (KS), Kayley Taffe (KT), Ass Professor Tracy Kolbe-Alexander (TKA), Professor Stuart Biddle (SB). Funding from HES faculty. ( 5000 AUD)