Dr Hj Shahid Mitha

shahid.mitha@ubd.edu.bn

Senior Assistant Professor, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences



Dr Shahid Mitha graduated with a BDS degree, going on to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, University of London in 1996. Following this, he joined academia as Registrar with FJ Dental College, Karachi, eventually departing as Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Head, of Dental Materials Science in 2009 after a 13-year period. A Diploma in Healthcare Management was one of the qualifications he picked up during this journey. He joined International Medical University (IMU) Kuala Lumpur the same year and was part of the pioneer team developing the curriculum for the BDS program and the lead for Pediatric Dentistry. With an increasing interest in Medical Education, he embarked on a Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University, Netherlands as well a PhD in Medical Education from Malaysia.

He has joined PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences in UBD from December 2016 with the task of commencing the inaugural BDS programme in August 2017. The first cohort is currently in Second Year whilst the second cohort has commenced in 2018.

He is an outdoors person and his hobbies include photography, off-roading, trekking and diving.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paediatric Dentistry, Teaching and Learning Methodologies, Faculty Development, Professionalism, Empathy and Compassion in Healthcare