Mah Laka

Ms Mah Laka

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.

  • Appointments

    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 Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    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
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    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.
    DOI Scopus5
    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.
  • Conference Papers

    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.
  • Position: Master of Philosophy Student - Public Health
  • Phone: 83133538
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9086.32
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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