About the Faculty
The Faculty offers a comprehensive and dynamic Health Science programmes to meet the needs of the country’s health sector. The programmes are all approved by MOHE and obtained Full Accreditation from the Malaysian Qualification Agency.
Prof. Kanaga Kumari Chelliah
Professor Kanaga Kumari Chelliah graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging from Curtin University, Australia and attained postgraduate qualifications in Education and Medical Physics.
Prof Kanaga started her career in the Ministry of Health Hospital as a practising radiographer. Her strong interest and desire to upgrade the radiography profession in Malaysia became a reality when she was offered to design and implement the Bachelor in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy (Hons) in 2000 by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. During her illustrious career in MOH and UKM, she held various academic and managerial positions. Prof Kanaga joined Asia Metropolitan University as the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences on 1st June 2017.
Currently, she is a registered Class H consultant with the Ministry of Health, responsible to ensure safety standards adhered by X-ray equipment operators. She was appointed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency as an expert in medical imaging to assess programme standards. She was also in the team to prepare guidelines for the Allied Health Sciences Act. Her contributions to research and publications have been outstanding. Prof Kanaga has been the principal investigator for Science Fund, FRGS and other grants. She has published over 50 articles including chapters in local and international books. She has been invited as a keynote and plenary speaker to various international and national level conferences. Her excellence in teaching and learning has been recognized by various awards for innovation. She has also contributed to many community projects in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Prof Kanaga’s diversified experience has only helped to contribute more towards the excellence of the faculty.