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Health Sciences profile

Dr Latika Samalia

PositionSenior Professional Practice Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsPGDipSc(Otago) DSM(Fiji)
  • Teach anatomy in several professional – ELM 2, ELM 3, ALM 5 (med 2nd, 3rd and 5th yrs); Dental 2nd yrs, Physiotherapy 2nd yrs, Pharmacy 4th yrs
  • Teach anatomy in science paper- ANAT 457 honours
  • Teaching anatomy to postgrad in Surgical Anatomy Diploma
  • CARG
  • TMC
  • Body Team
  • Pacific Island support person in OSMS
  • PASC
  • OSMS Pacifika Strategic Framework Group
  • Interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and run postgraduate workshops for O&G clinicians and midwives (Obstetrics and Gynaecology background)
  • Lecturer in FRACS
  • Lecturer in PGDipSurgical Anatomy

Additional details

I am involved in running a number of postgraduate clinicians' workshops in the department as well.


Stringer, M. D., Kano, M., Fausett, C., & Samalia, L. (2012). Unilateral short rectus femoris muscle belly. International Journal of Anatomical Variations, 5(1), 56-58. [Case Study].

Stringer, M. D., Duncan, L. J., & Samalia, L. (2012). Using real-time ultrasound to teach living anatomy: An alternative model for large classes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1361). Retrieved from

Samalia, L., & Stringer, M. D. (2012). A dissecting competition for medical students. Anatomical Sciences Education, 5, 109-113. doi: 10.1002/ase.1256

Sopoaga, F., Leon de la Barra, S., Van der Meer, J., Samalia, L., Carr, S., Delaibatiki, R., & Kirifi-Alai, T. N. (2011). Developing a health workforce from an underserved population in New Zealand [Letter to the editor]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(5), 494-495. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00766.x

Nicholson, H. D., Samalia, L., Gould, M., Hurst, P. R., & Woodroffe, M. (2006). A comparison of different embalming fluids on the quality of histological preservation in human cadavers. European Journal of Morphology, 42(4/5), 178-184.