Education   

  • Doctor of Clinical Physiotherapy, Australia
  • Master of Physiotherapy (WH&PelvFlrPhysio), Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Australia
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy, Sri Lanka

Work experience 

  • Consultant at IGMH
  • Principal Physiotherapist, IGMH, Male' (May 2011 to date)
  • Senior Physiotherapist Grade I, IGMH, Male' (Dec 2008 – Feb 2009)
  • Senior Physiotherapist Grade I, IGMH, Male' (Mar 2004 – Feb 2008)
  • Senior Physiotherapist Grade I, IGMH, Male' (Dec 1999 – Jun 2000)
  • Physiotherapist Grade II, IGMH, Male' (Nov 1995 – Dec 1999)
  • Physiotherapist Grade I, IGMH, Male' (Nov 1994 – Nov 1995)
  • Physiotherapist Grade I, Government Central Hospital, Male' (Aug 1993 – Nov 1994)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant, Government Central Hospital, Male' (Apr 1990 – Sep 1991)
  • Physiotherapist trainee, Government Central Hospital, Male' (May 1989 – Apr 1990)
  • Physiotherapist trainee, Government Central Hospital, Male' (Feb 1983 – Aug 1988)

Professional Membership

  • Associate Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association (Membership No: 29289)
  • Member of Australian Women's Health Group
  • Member, International Continence Society (Membership No: 8202)
  • Member, International Urogynecological Association (Regular member)
  • Member, Singapore Physiotherapy Association (Membership No: 726)

Conference Proceedings and Publications

  • Frawley H, McClurg D, Mahfooza A, Hay-Smith J and Dumoulin C (2015). Health professionals' and patients' perspectives on pelvic floor muscle training adherence -2011 ICS State-of-the-Science Seminar research paper IV of IV. Article first published online: 21 MAY | DOI: 10.1002/nau.22774.
  • Dumoulin C, Hay-Smith J, Frawley H, McClurg D, Alewijnse D, Bo K, Burgio K, Chen S-Y, Chiarelli P, Dean S, Hagen S, Herbert J, Mahfooza A, Mair F, Stark D and Van-Kampen M (2015). 2014 consensus statement on improving pelvic floor muscle training adherence: International Continence Society 2011 State-of-the-Science Seminar. Article first published online: 21 MAY | DOI: 10.1002/nau.22796.
  • Tan D, Tan C, Tan EK and Mahfooza A (2015). The lived experiences of community dwelling adults with Parkinson's Disease towards exercise and participation in a rehabilitation trial, poster presentation at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress, Singapore.
  • Mahfooza A, Frawley H, Hay-Smith J and Delany C (2014). Is participants enthusiasm enough? Examining adherence to research protocol in a clinical trial, (abstract) podium presentation at the Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress, Singapore.
  • Mahfooza A, Delany C, Frawley H, Hay-Smith J, Galea MP (2011). Enthusiasm to sign up for pelvic floor physiotherapy research may not match with enthusiasm to participate in research, (abstract) podium presentation at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mahfooza A, Frawley H, Hay-Smith J, Galea MP, Delany C (2011). Research participant's adherence and understanding: Qualitative insights from a randomized controlled trial of conservative therapy for pelvic organ prolapsed. Neurourology & Urodynamics, 30(6), pp 812-814, ICS Conference abstract # 8. Podium presentation at the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, Scotland, UK.
  • Mahfooza A, Frawley H, Hay-Smith J, Galea MP, Delany C (2011). PFM training adherence: How can this be improved? Invited panelist at the pre-conference State-of-the-Science Seminar on "Improving pelvic floor muscle training adherence strategies: From theory to practice" organised by the Physiotherapy Committee of the International Continence Society (ICS), Scotland, UK.
  • Mahfooza A, Delany C, Frawley H (2011). What do research participants hope for when joining an RCT: Insights for the process of informed consent, (abstract) podium presentation at the Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law 2011Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Mahfooza A, Delany C, Frawley H (2011). Research participant's adherence and understanding: Insights from a qualitative investigation of a randomized controlled trial of physiotherapy treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, (abstract) podium presentation at the Excellence Down-under Conference, Melbourne, Australia.