Phenwan, Tharin


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Tharin Phenwan is a medical doctor from Thailand. He received his MD from Prince of Songkla University and was awarded a Diploma of the Thai Board of Family Medicine from Phramonkutklao Hospital, Thailand.

He is an assistant professor at Walailak University School of Medicine and has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors until he came to study his PhD at the University of Dundee.

Wider professional activities

Peer reviewer. A full list of reviews undertaken is available on Tharin Phenwan's publons profile

  • Palliative Medicine
  • MedEdPublish panel of reviewers 
  • Walailak Journal of Science and Technology
  • Journal of Health Science and Medical Research
  • Journal of Health Research 
  • Journal of Integrated Care
  • Omega Journal of Death and Dying

International affiliations

  • 2019 Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education of Europe (AMEE)
  • 2013-present  Member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)

National affiliations

  • 2019 Steering committee of Tayside Palliative and End of Life Managed Care Network (TayPEOLC MCN) in Non-cancer palliative care group, NHS Tayside  

Lifetime membership

  • Member of the Thai Palliative Care Society (THAPS)
  • Member of the Thai Royal College of Family Physician of Thailand
  • Member of the Medical Council of Thailand

Funded research projects


  • Dementia screening programme and life skill developments of the elderly and caregivers in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand, funded by Walailak University, Thailand, PI
  • Spiritual Well-being among breast cancer patients, funded by Walailak University, Thailand, PI
  • Assessment of the Implementation of Community Health Fund, funded by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), Thailand, Co-I
  • Correlation of the scores on different comprehensive examinations and the Medical Competency Assessment Test for National LicenseL a mixed methods study, funded by Walailak University, Co-I  


  • Life Unlocking Card Game in Death and Dying Classroom for Medical Students: a pilot study, classsroom research grant, funded by Walailak University, PI
  • Body Image Comparison between Breast Cancer Survivors who received different types of surgery, funded by Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, Co-I

Research interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Dementia
  • Quality of Life
  • Medical Education


For a full list of publications please see Tharin Phenwan's staff profile research outputs here. 

Palliative Care


Advance Care Planning



  • Phenwan, T., Srisuwan, P., & Tienthavorn, T. (2019). Perception of Advance Directive in Thai Women with Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, 16(8), 601-610. [9].


Medical Education




Quality of Life



  • Peerawong, T., Phenwan, T., Supanitwatthana, S., Mahattanobon, S., & Kongkamol, C. (2016). Breast Conserving Therapy and Quality of Life in Thai Females: a Mixed Methods Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(6), 2917-2921. [32].



Academic tutor, International College Dundee, UK

Anatomy and Physiology Module for Nursing pathway and Life Science pathway international students. Main responsibilities are:

  • Design learning materials and deliver lectures and seminars
  • Provide constructive feedback for students’ writing
  • Marking the coursework


2012-2013, 2016-2018          

Lecturer, Walailak University School of Medicine, Thailand

Module leader in:

  • Medical Ethics and Critical Thinking module
  • The Cycle of Life module
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine module 

Taught undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Supervised family medicine (GP) trainees in their three-year training programme.

Main teaching topics are:

  • Community care
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Communication skills
  • Geriatric care
  • Ethical issues
  • Critical thinking
  • Human life cycle development

A regular invited lecturer and invited speaker at nearby universities and hospitals. Main audiences were healthcare professionals, volunteers, and members of the public.

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

Diploma of the Thai Board of Family Medicine, Mahidol University


Award Date: 31 May 2016

Bachelor of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University


Award Date: 31 May 2012

External positions

Assistant Professor, Walailak University

17 May 201917 Sept 2021

Lecturer, Walailak University

Mar 2012May 2019


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advance Directives
  • Qualitative methods
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Quality of life


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