Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.
She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.
Peer reviewed publications
- Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
- Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
- Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
- Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
- Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
- Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8):521-522.
- Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
- Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
- Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
- Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
- Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
- Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2):244-249.
- Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
- Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
- Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
- Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12):924-930.
- Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. BMJ 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
- Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.
Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations, Bettercare, Cape Town
Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Darshini Nadarajan is a doctoral student whose research is centrally concerned with unpacking the notion of what it means to be a ‘proficient’ English language teacher in Malaysia and consequently, the discourses, practices, and identities that manifest from aspiring to be ‘proficient’.
Drawing upon epistemologies of the South and situating her study within the dynamism of education as a performative practice, her research is informed by sociological, linguistics, and anthropological lenses that aim to decolonise and indigenise knowledge along with developing theorisations that are aligned with such worldviews. Animating her research is a persistent curiosity in exploring the power and politics of education. In particular, her research dwells on scholarship that interrogates and problematises the production of knowledge and power within the intersection of gender, race and class
Darshini’s research interests are influenced by her rich and diverse educational experiences from the East and the West. Prior to coming to Oxford, she was a teacher educator for the Ministry of Education Malaysia where she trained in-service English language teachers, designed and developed face-to-face and blended language courses, edited policy blueprints, as well as wrote speeches for Ministers. Darshini graduated from Macquarie University, Australia with a B.Ed TESOL and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright scholarship where she majored in Creative Writing and American Literature at Michigan State University. She then read her Masters in both TESOL from the University of Nottingham; and Educational Leadership and Management from the National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
Selected Conference Presentations
Darshini, N. (2019). Translingual Tensions in In-Service Teacher Education in Malaysia. Paper presented at the English Teaching & Learning International Conference, Taiwan, 27-28 July.
Darshini, N. (2018). Portraits of Cinderellas: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Exploration of Identity and English Language Learning of Foreign Domestic Workers in Malaysia. Paper presented at the International Conference on TEFL and Applied Linguistics, Taiwan, 16-17 March.
Darshini, N. (2017). Hide! There’s a Zombie in School: Students’ Perceptions of Institutional Rules in an Urban Malaysian School. Paper presented at the Sociology of Education Conference, Taiwan, 5-6 May.
Darshini, N. (2016). What Do Parents Seek? Factors Influencing Malaysian Parents’ Decision to Enroll their Children in International Schools in Malaysia. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Comparative Education Conference, Hong Kong, 15-16 April.
Darshini, N. (2015). Fiction or Friction? Bringing the ‘Creative’ Back into Creative Writing. Paper presented at the RELC International Conference, Singapore, 13-15 March.
Darshini, N. (2015). From Michigan to Mekong: Lessons Learnt from a Technologically-Impaired Teacher. Paper presented at the CamTESOL International Conference, Cambodia, 28 February-1 March.
Darshini, N. (2014). Flipping Technology! How to Flip your Language Classroom with Minimal Hair Loss. Paper presented at the Fulbright Scholars’ Mid-Year Conference, United States of America, 11-15 December