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educator , dietician

Tilakavati Karupaiah, Malaysian dietician, educator. Achievements include development of computer software for kidney patients; patents pending for Designer Fats. Scholar Doctor of Philosophy studies, National University of Malaysia, 2000-2004.


Karupaiah, Tilakavati was born on September 9, 1957 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Daughter of Ramasamy and Muthayee (Alagappan) Karupaiah.


Bachelor of Science nutrition and dietetics, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1976—1979. Master of Science institution management and dietetics, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1979—1981. Master of Science biochemistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1982—1986.

Post graduate human nutrition, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 1992—1994.


Research assistant Institute Public Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1987—1988. Research dietician Institute Medical Research, Malaysia, 1988—1990. Lecturer Institute of Technology, The Majlis Amanah Rakyat, Shah Alam, Malaysia, 1991—1992.

Community dietician Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Melbourne, Australia, 1992—1994. Lecturer and consultant dietician National University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 1995. Consultant dietitian National Kidney Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1995—1998.

Consultant dietician FELDA Dialysis Service, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2001. Member of expert panel National Renal Registry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2003.


  • Achievements include development of computer software for kidney patients. Patents pending for Designer Fats.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor nutrition software for kidney patients Renal Diet Quest (Gold Medal at Research and Innovation Exposition, 2003), nutrition education material Eat Right on Haemodialysis. Author: (journal article) Journal of Renal Nutrition. Contributor nutrition education material Food Foto Cards for Dialysis Patients.


Member of International Society for the Advancement Kinanthropometry, Sports Dietitians' Australia, Dietitian's Association Australia, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society Malaysia (life. Honorary secretary since 1997).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, counted cross stitch, gardening, cooking.


Married Subramaniam Thanakodi, November 21, 1991 (divorced January 28, 1997). 1 child Janardhan Yembalam.

Ramasamy Karupaiah

Muthayee (Alagappan) Karupaiah

Subramaniam Thanakodi

Janardhan Yembalam Karupaiah