Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Master of Philosophy Student - Public Health
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a PhD candidate within School of Public Health. My research is focused on the assessment of the feasibility and sustainability of electronic decision support tools for evidence-based decision making. I have previously worked on computer aided drug design pipeline to propose potent drug targets in one of the MDR pathogen Aggregatibacter aprophilus. I have done my undergraduate studies from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Teaching lecturer University of Adelaide 2017 - 2018 Research Associate National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award School of Public Health Prize School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Australia — 2019 Award Florey Medical Research Foundation Prize Florey Medical Research Foundation Australia — 2019 Award Northern Communities Health Foundation Prize Northern Communities Health Foundation Australia — 2019 Scholarship Research Travel Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia 1500 2019 Scholarship Walter Dorothy & Duncan Trust Grant Walter Dorothy & Duncan Trust Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2021 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2012 - 2016 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad Pakistan Bachelor of Science
Year Citation 2020 Laka, M., Milazzo, A., & Merlin, T. (2020). Can evidence-based decision support tools transform antibiotic management? A systematic review and meta-analyses. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 75(5), 1099-1111.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2014 Azam, S., Abbasi, S., Akhtar, A., & Mirza, M. (2014). Comparative modeling and molecular docking studies of d-Alanine:d-alanine ligase: A target of antibacterial drugs. Medicinal Chemistry Research, 23(9), 4108-4137.
— LAKA, M. A. H., MILAZZO, A., & MERLIN, T. (n.d.). Factors that impact the adoption of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) in healthcare settings for evidence-based decision making.
Year Citation 2019 Laka, M., Milazzo, A., & Merlin, T. (2019). Sustainable Implementation of Electronic Decision Support Tools for the Evidence-based Management of Antibiotics. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Digital Public Health (pp. 7-8). online: ACM.
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