Dr Kumara Mendis

Senior Lecturer
Medicine, School of Rural Health

11 Moran Drive (PO Box 1043) Dubbo NSW 2830
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Biographical details

Kumara Mendis is a Senior Lecturer Rural Health at the School of Rural Health (SRH)in Dubbo where he overses the four specialty blocks. He is a member of the Disicipline of General Practice. He has been involved in teaching of evidence based medicine at the SRH, Westmead and Central Clinical Schools and Broken Hill UDRH from 2007. Kumara's subspeciality is medical informatics.

Research interests

Kumara's main research interest is using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the quality of health care. His interest in electronic medical records, evidence-based medicine, mobile phone SMS to control weight problems in young adult males and web-based teaching learning methods directly relates to the use of ICT to improve health care. Kumara's informatics research also includes the use of bibliometric methods to evaluate and track how health care domains like general practice, medical informatics, rural health performance. In addition he has used bibliometric analysis to track health and medical research funding in Australia.

Teaching areas

Evidence Based Medicine, General Practice, Medical Informatics,