Dr Madhan Balasubramanian

BDS. MHSM(Hons).PhD. Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Dentistry; WSLHD – NSW Health
Sidney Sax NHMRC Early Career Fellow

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61410993893

Website Kings College London
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Biographical details

Madhan Balasubramanian brings over 10+ years of teaching and research experience in oral health, health services, health policy, health management and public health. He has a primary degree in dental surgery. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (dentistry; public health and health services) from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Currently, he holds a prestigious Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Sidney Sax Research Fellowship (public health and health services) at the University of Sydney and Kings College London. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

Themes

E-Health and Health Care Delivery; Disability and Mental Health; Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

International links

Switzerland

(FDI World Dental Federation & World Health Organization) Madhan was an Endeavour Fellow of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, based in the FDI World Dental Federation and conducted research on the Roles of Global Organisations on oral health workforce. He also brings good relations with the oral health and workforce team in WHO.

United Kingdom

(Kings College London) Madhan holds a Visiting Research Fellow appointment in Kings College London. This appointment is part of Madhan's NHMRC Sidney Sax Fellowship, where he will conduct a parallel study on oral health workforce governance in England and Australia. He is based in Kings College London Dental Institute for the first segment of his fellowship work, and works with Professor Jenny Gallagher MBE.

Selected grants

2017

  • Strengthening oral health workforce governance: a qualitative-quantitative investigation of workforce integration approaches in England and Australia; Balasubramanian M, Short S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Balasubramanian, M., Giraudeau, N., Spallek, H., Badenier, O., Marino, R. (2018). Licensing, Regulation, and International Movement of Oral Health Professionals (OHPS). In Rodrigo J. Marino, Michael V. Morgan, A. Damien Walmsley (Eds.), Career Paths in Oral Health, (pp. 21-35). Cham: Springer International Publishing. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Fox, C., Hewett, S. (2015). Oral health challenges. In H. Benzian, & D. Williams (Eds.), The Challenge of Oral Disease: A Call for Global Action. The Oral Health Atlas, (pp. 71-77). Brighton: FDI World Dental Federation.

Journals

  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2019). A strife of interests: A qualitive study on the challenges facing oral health workforce policy and planning. Health Policy, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Johnson, L., Callaghan, C., Balasubramanian, M., Haq, H., Spallek, H. (2019). Cost Comparison of an On-Premise IT Solution with a Cloud-Based Solution for Electronic Health Records in a Dental School Clinic. Journal of Dental Education, , 1-9. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2018). Dental professionals for a new century: Transforming dentistry through interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 29(4), 401-403. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Keuskamp, D., Balasubramanian, M., Amarasena, N. (2018). General health and well-being among primary care patients aged 75+ years: Associations with living conditions, oral health and dependency. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(1), E1-E6. [More Information]
  • Keuskamp, D., Amarasena, N., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2018). General health, wellbeing and oral health of patients older than 75 years attending health assessments. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 24(2), 177-182. [More Information]
  • Amarasena, N., Keuskamp, D., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2018). Health behaviours and quality of life in independently living South Australians aged 75 years or older. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 156-162. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Davda, L., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2018). Moving from advocacy to activism? The fourth who global forum on human resources for health and implications for dentistry. British Dental Journal, 225(2), 119-122. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Gallagher, J., Short, S., Brennan, D. (2017). Dentist migration in Asia Pacific: problems, priorities and policy recommendations. Nature India. [More Information]
  • Haag, D., Peres, K., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2017). Oral Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dental Research, 96(8), 864-874. [More Information]
  • Peres, M., Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M. (2017). Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: A call for action. Nature India, Special Issue(February 2017), S1-S2.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2017). The Life Story Experience of "Migrant Dentists" in Australia: Potential Implications for Health Workforce Governance and International Cooperation. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6(6), 317-326. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S. (2016). 'Newness-struggle-success' continuum: a qualitative examination of the cultural adaptation process experienced by overseas-qualified dentists in Australia. Australian Health Review, 40(2), 168-173. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2016). Development of life story experience (LSE) scales for migrant dentists in Australia: a sequential qualitative-quantitative study. Community Dental Health, 33, 225-231. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Diagnostic services in Australia: service rates and characteristics of patients. Australian Dental Journal, 61(3), 298-303. [More Information]
  • Short, S., Marcus, K., Balasubramanian, M. (2016). Health Workforce Migration in the Asia Pacific: implications for the achievement of sustainable development goals. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(3), 58-64.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2016). Job satisfaction among 'migrant dentists' in Australia: implications for dentist migration and workforce policy. Australian Dental Journal, 61(2), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Preventive services in Australia by patient and visit characteristics. International Dental Journal, 66(6), 344-349. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Restorative treatment for initial, cavitated and gross coronal carious lesions. Australian Dental Journal, 61(3), 350-356. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S. (2016). The international migration of dentists: directions for research and policy. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(4), 301-312. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, J., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2015). Characteristics and practice profiles of migrant dentist groups in Australia: implications for dental workforce policy and planning. International Dental Journal, 65(3), 146-155. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Short, S. (2015). The 'global interconnectedness' of dentist migration: a qualitative study of the life-stories of international dental graduates in Australia. Health Policy and Planning, 30, 442-450. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K., Short, S. (2015). The importance of workforce surveillance, research evidence and political advocacy in the context of international migration of dentists. British Dental Journal, 218(6), 329-331. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2015). Treatment of caries in relation to lesion severity: Implications for minimum intervention dentistry. Journal of Dentistry, 43(1), 58-65. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2015). Trends in dental service provision in Australia: 1983-1984 to 2009-2010. International Dental Journal, 65(1), 39-44. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K., Short, S. (2014). Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures. Australian Health Review, 38(4), 412-419. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S. (2011). Is the concept of ethics misplaced in the migration of Indian trained dentists to Australia? The need for better international cooperation in dentistry. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 22(6), 866-868. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2011). Practice profiles of male and female dentists in Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 56(1), 97-99. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S. (2011). The Commonwealth as a custodian of dental migratory ethics: views of senior oral health leaders from India and Australia. International Dental Journal, 61(5), 281-286. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S., Chrisopoulos, S., Watkins, K. (2016). The life story experience of 'migrant dentists' in Australia: new agendas for workforce planning, migration policy, and international cooperation. 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
  • Short, S., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K. (2014). How should we respond to policy challenges posed by the international mobility of dentists? Global Health Migration Symposium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.

Research Reports

  • Balasubramanian, M., Teusner, D. (2011). Dentists, Specialists and Allied Practitioners in Australia: Dental Labour Force Collection, 2006, Cat. no. DEN 202, (pp. 1 - 143). Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2019

  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2019). A strife of interests: A qualitive study on the challenges facing oral health workforce policy and planning. Health Policy, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Johnson, L., Callaghan, C., Balasubramanian, M., Haq, H., Spallek, H. (2019). Cost Comparison of an On-Premise IT Solution with a Cloud-Based Solution for Electronic Health Records in a Dental School Clinic. Journal of Dental Education, , 1-9. [More Information]

2018

  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2018). Dental professionals for a new century: Transforming dentistry through interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 29(4), 401-403. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Keuskamp, D., Balasubramanian, M., Amarasena, N. (2018). General health and well-being among primary care patients aged 75+ years: Associations with living conditions, oral health and dependency. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(1), E1-E6. [More Information]
  • Keuskamp, D., Amarasena, N., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2018). General health, wellbeing and oral health of patients older than 75 years attending health assessments. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 24(2), 177-182. [More Information]
  • Amarasena, N., Keuskamp, D., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2018). Health behaviours and quality of life in independently living South Australians aged 75 years or older. Australian Dental Journal, 63(2), 156-162. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Giraudeau, N., Spallek, H., Badenier, O., Marino, R. (2018). Licensing, Regulation, and International Movement of Oral Health Professionals (OHPS). In Rodrigo J. Marino, Michael V. Morgan, A. Damien Walmsley (Eds.), Career Paths in Oral Health, (pp. 21-35). Cham: Springer International Publishing. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Davda, L., Short, S., Gallagher, J. (2018). Moving from advocacy to activism? The fourth who global forum on human resources for health and implications for dentistry. British Dental Journal, 225(2), 119-122. [More Information]

2017

  • Balasubramanian, M., Gallagher, J., Short, S., Brennan, D. (2017). Dentist migration in Asia Pacific: problems, priorities and policy recommendations. Nature India. [More Information]
  • Haag, D., Peres, K., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D. (2017). Oral Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dental Research, 96(8), 864-874. [More Information]
  • Peres, M., Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M. (2017). Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: A call for action. Nature India, Special Issue(February 2017), S1-S2.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2017). The Life Story Experience of "Migrant Dentists" in Australia: Potential Implications for Health Workforce Governance and International Cooperation. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6(6), 317-326. [More Information]

2016

  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S. (2016). 'Newness-struggle-success' continuum: a qualitative examination of the cultural adaptation process experienced by overseas-qualified dentists in Australia. Australian Health Review, 40(2), 168-173. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2016). Development of life story experience (LSE) scales for migrant dentists in Australia: a sequential qualitative-quantitative study. Community Dental Health, 33, 225-231. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Diagnostic services in Australia: service rates and characteristics of patients. Australian Dental Journal, 61(3), 298-303. [More Information]
  • Short, S., Marcus, K., Balasubramanian, M. (2016). Health Workforce Migration in the Asia Pacific: implications for the achievement of sustainable development goals. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(3), 58-64.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2016). Job satisfaction among 'migrant dentists' in Australia: implications for dentist migration and workforce policy. Australian Dental Journal, 61(2), 174-182. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Preventive services in Australia by patient and visit characteristics. International Dental Journal, 66(6), 344-349. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2016). Restorative treatment for initial, cavitated and gross coronal carious lesions. Australian Dental Journal, 61(3), 350-356. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S. (2016). The international migration of dentists: directions for research and policy. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(4), 301-312. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, A., Short, S., Chrisopoulos, S., Watkins, K. (2016). The life story experience of 'migrant dentists' in Australia: new agendas for workforce planning, migration policy, and international cooperation. 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

2015

  • Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, J., Short, S., Watkins, K., Chrisopoulos, S., Brennan, D. (2015). Characteristics and practice profiles of migrant dentist groups in Australia: implications for dental workforce policy and planning. International Dental Journal, 65(3), 146-155. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Fox, C., Hewett, S. (2015). Oral health challenges. In H. Benzian, & D. Williams (Eds.), The Challenge of Oral Disease: A Call for Global Action. The Oral Health Atlas, (pp. 71-77). Brighton: FDI World Dental Federation.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Short, S. (2015). The 'global interconnectedness' of dentist migration: a qualitative study of the life-stories of international dental graduates in Australia. Health Policy and Planning, 30, 442-450. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K., Short, S. (2015). The importance of workforce surveillance, research evidence and political advocacy in the context of international migration of dentists. British Dental Journal, 218(6), 329-331. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2015). Treatment of caries in relation to lesion severity: Implications for minimum intervention dentistry. Journal of Dentistry, 43(1), 58-65. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2015). Trends in dental service provision in Australia: 1983-1984 to 2009-2010. International Dental Journal, 65(1), 39-44. [More Information]

2014

  • Short, S., Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K. (2014). How should we respond to policy challenges posed by the international mobility of dentists? Global Health Migration Symposium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Brennan, D., Spencer, J., Watkins, K., Short, S. (2014). Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures. Australian Health Review, 38(4), 412-419. [More Information]

2011

  • Balasubramanian, M., Teusner, D. (2011). Dentists, Specialists and Allied Practitioners in Australia: Dental Labour Force Collection, 2006, Cat. no. DEN 202, (pp. 1 - 143). Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S. (2011). Is the concept of ethics misplaced in the migration of Indian trained dentists to Australia? The need for better international cooperation in dentistry. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 22(6), 866-868. [More Information]
  • Brennan, D., Balasubramanian, M., Spencer, A. (2011). Practice profiles of male and female dentists in Australia. Australian Dental Journal, 56(1), 97-99. [More Information]
  • Balasubramanian, M., Short, S. (2011). The Commonwealth as a custodian of dental migratory ethics: views of senior oral health leaders from India and Australia. International Dental Journal, 61(5), 281-286. [More Information]

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