Mohamed Estai

Dr, PhD (UWA)

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Mohamed is an early career researcher. He completed a PhD degree from UWA in 2018. He was a recipient of the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List award, awarded to only a fraction of theses by the UWA GRS. His research interests focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of digital health. Throughout his career, he has published 45 peer-reviewed papers. Over the past 4 years, he has attracted over $500,000 in research funding.


Funding and Research Activities

  • 2021 Healy Research Collaboration Award. Enablers and barriers to accessing digital oral health resources: caregivers and health providers’ perspectives. Raine Medical Research Foundation, 2022, $29,915.
  • Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future. Andrew L, Wallace R, Estai M. Primary carers’ knowledge and practices of infant oral health promotion. 2022 $20,000. Colgate-Palmo Australia and New Zealand.
  • CGHSR Global Health Seed Grant. mHealth model for remote emergency assessment and support of traumatic dental injuries: A multicenter feasibility study. The University of Minnesota, 2021-23, $25,000 USD.
  • Regional Developmental Grant. mHealth model for remote emergency assessment and support of traumatic dental injuries: A multicenter feasibility study. International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 2021-23, $20,000 USD.
  • Research Development Unit, WA Health. Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for Oral Image Diagnostics, 2020, $62,500.
  • Research Translation Projects 2019. Implementation and evaluation of an artificial intelligence-based eye screening system for diabetic retinopathy in the Royal Perth Hospital, 2019, $118,000.
  • Financial Market Foundation for Children. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a teledentistry in the screening for decay in Australian children, 2018, $159,975. 
  • The UWA’s Alumni Fund Grants. Enhancing teaching in Science and Medicine by using full-colour 3D printing to produce unique embryological and histological models, 2017, $22,000.


Research Interests

Digital health, artificial intelligence, population health, health service research, participatory research, and epidemiology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 31 Mar 2018

Anatomy, MSc in medical sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Aug 2008Sept 2011

Award Date: 1 Sept 2011

Medicine, MBBS, University of Tripoli

Award Date: 30 Jan 2005

External positions

Program Officer Research, Western Australian Country Health Service

Nov 2022 → …

Editorial board member - Scientific Reports

Sept 2022 → …

Research Representative Human Research Ethics Committee, North Metropolitan Health Service

Aug 2022 → …

Editorial Board member BMC Public Health,

Dec 2020 → …

Postdoc Research Fellow, CSIRO - Health and Biosecurity

Jul 2019Jun 2022

Research officer, CSIRO - Health and Biosecurity

Nov 2018Jun 2019

Industry keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Clinical Trials

Research expertise keywords

  • Digital health
  • Deep learning
  • Population health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research and evaluation
  • Participatory research


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