Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr Ma Brenda Pancho

Associate Professor, Dean of Student Affairs

Background

Current Roles:

Dr. Ma. Brenda Pancho was appointed in October 2015 as Assistant Dean for Student Support and as Dean of Student Affairs in August 2018.   Her main roles are the management of the student support system, provision of pastoral and study skills support to students in all NUMed programmes, referral of students to other NUMed departments involved in student support services and the management of the student tutoring system.   

As Associate Professor, she contributes to teaching in public health, ethics and social sciences in all programmes. 


Qualifications:

-          Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy, UK

-          Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (Distinction), Newcastle University, United Kingdom 

-          Master of Public Health (First Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand 

-          Doctor of Medicine (Integrated Arts and Medicine [INTARMED] Program), University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine 

-          Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of La Salette, Philippines

-          Bachelor of Science in Basic Medical Sciences (INTARMED Program), University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine


Honours, Awards, Scholarships

2016 – Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (Distinction), Newcastle University, UK

2003 – Master of Public Health (First Class Honours), University of Auckland, New Zealand

2003 – Community Health Prize in Public Health for Best Dissertation/Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2001-2003 – Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship (Master of Public Health) 

1998 – Most Outstanding Philippine Science High School Alumni (Gawad Lagablab Award), for Community Service (Medicine)

1997 – Rizal Award for Rural Physicians

1985-1992 – University of the Philippines - Philippine Government Scholarship (INTARMED Program)

1985 – The Outstanding Youth Science Researcher, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Philippines

 

Membership in Professional Organisations

Philippine Medical Association

American Public Health Association

Teaching

Contributes to teaching in the following units in the MBBS Programme:

  • Patients, Doctors and Society 1
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 2
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 3
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 4
  • Patients, Doctors and Society 5
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology 1

Publications

  • Pancho MBC. Rapid Assessment of Pre-Hospital Ambulance Services in Metro Manila. Manila, Philippines: Department of Health, 2005.
  • Pancho MBC. Tobacco Control in the Philippines. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2003.