Maude Elvira Phipps
Prof Maude E. Phipps is Professor of Human Genetics at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. She currently undertakes research in human population genetics and health with special focus on indigenous communities in Malaysia and international collaborative projects on native populations in Asia and Oceania.
Prior to joining Monash University, Professor Phipps worked at Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, contributing substantially to the pioneer B.Biomed Sc programme in Malaysia, medical specialist training, research programmes in molecular genetics of autoimmune diseases and transplantation mechanisms, in collaboration with the Oxford Transplant Centre, the University of Western Australia, supported by American Society for Histocompatibility, The British Council and UNESCO. She established the first molecular immunogenetics and transplantation matching laboratory service at University of Malaya Medical Centre.
Professor Phipps is currently discipline coordinator and resource person for Genetics, Theme III Foundations of Medicine and for Ethics, Theme I Personal and Professional Development, MED 1011, MED 2042 MBBS/MD (2008 - present). She also provides training in research ethics for PostGrad Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, B. Med. Sc. and Higher Degree Research students. Previously, she taught on the B. Pharm course. She continues to mentor early career researchers and junior colleagues in the university and has developed and organised workshops in Malaysia in collaboration with bioethicists in UNESCO, UK, USA and Australia to train local bioethics faculty in Malaysia.