UCSI University Team

Senior Prof Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff

Lead Investigator

Dato Khalid is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Vice Chancellor and President of UCSI University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the three Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) and the American College of Cardiology; Council Member of the College of Physicians of Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Hypertension and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia; he serves on the National Science Council and represented Malaysia on the Global Research Council.

He is a National Leader for research projects such as the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological Study, COMPASS and HOPE-4. Widely published, he has received many awards including the Gold Medal (Royal College of Physicians of London), Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal (World Academy of Medicine), Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and Honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences from his alma mater, the University of Melbourne.

As the Lead Investigator, Dato Khalid provides leadership to RESPOND in Malaysia.

 

Prof Dato Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Communication Specialist

Ahmad began his career at the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia in 1973 and obtained a PhD in wastewater engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1978. In 1985, Ahmad won an award to undertake post-doctorate studies at Cornell University (USA) under the Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Program. After his post-doctorate, he held senior leadership positions of for over 10 years in the public and private sector, in which he made contributions to the development of Science & Technology Policies in Malaysia, and also been a prolific columnist for the Malaysian press. Ahmad is currently working as a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the UCSI University, Malaysia.

As the Communication Specialist, Ahmad manages RESPOND communication activities in Malaysia.

 

Dr Azlina A. Razak BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Coordinator

Azlina obtained a PhD degree on the vascular biology project in gestational diabetes at the University of Nottingham UK in 2015, after completing an MSc in Medicine at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2010 and a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2003. She is currently working as Lecturer in Physiology at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UCSI University, Malaysia. Her main interests are in cardiovascular science, cancer and gerontology research.

As the Research Coordinator, Azlina manages RESPOND scientific coordination, as well as the project administrative and operational activities in Malaysia.

 

Fadhlina Ab Majid Bsc (Hons) (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

Study Coordinator (Finance) and Quantitative Project Manager

Fadhlina graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2003, majoring in Microbiology. She has over 10 years of experience and managed several International Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Studies such as PURE, EPOCH, REDISCOVER and HOPE-4. She is passionate about hypertension and cardiovascular diseases with a particular interest in the translation of academic knowledge into public awareness and behavioural change.

As the Quantitative Project Manager, Fadhlina manages RESPOND administrative and operational activities of the quantitative section of the project in Malaysia.

 

Sazreza Shahadan BSc, MSc (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

Quantitative Project Co-Manager

Sazreza obtained her first degree in Health Science (Biomedicine) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and subsequently completed her Master in Community Health Science (Occupational Health) at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is currently working as Study Management Coordinator in 2 studies, COMPASS and TIPS-3, in collaboration with the Population Health Research Institute at the McMaster University, Canada.

As the Quantitative Project Co-Manager, Sazreza facilitates RESPOND administrative and operational activities of the quantitative section of the project in Malaysia.

 

Nafiza Mat Nasir MD, MMED (Family Medicine) (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

Quantitative Researcher

Nafiza is a Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and a Family Medicine Specialist at Primary Care Medicine Department of the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Nafiza main interests are the adolescent health and the chronic diseases management.

As the Quantitative Researcher, Nafiza manages RESPOND household survey and facility assessments in Malaysia.

 

Mazapuspavina Md Yasin MBBS, MMed (Family Medicine), PhD Candidate (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

Quantitative Researcher

Mazapuspavina is a PhD Candidate at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She completed a Master Degree in Family Medicine and her first degree in Medicine (Surgery) at the same university. Mazapuspavina has over 10 years of experience as a Family Medicine Specialist, working for the Malaysian Ministry of Health and currently hold the position of Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Medicine at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

As the Quantitative Researcher, Mazapuspavina manages RESPOND household survey and facility assessments in Malaysia.

 

Prof Madya Dr Khairuddin Idris BSc, MSc, PhD (University Putra Malaysia)

Co-Investigator and Lead Qualitative Researcher

Khairuddin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. His field of specialization is in Organizational Learning and Development. His research interests include Organizational and Community Development. Khairuddin is currently also the head of the Cyber Generation Laboratory at the Institute of Social Science Studies at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

As the Co-Investigator and Lead Qualitative Researcher, Khairuddin manages RESPOND qualitative data collection, analysis and production of the qualitative materials in Malaysia.

 

Abd Lateef (Steven) Krauss BSc, MSc, PhD (University Putra Malaysia)

Senior Qualitative Researcher

Abd Lateef (Steven) is an Associate Professor of Youth Studies at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and a Research Associate at the Institute for Social Science Studies (UPM). He trained in youth development, social work and human resource development and has conducted research on positive youth development, with a focus on the cross-cultural experiences of youth-adult intergenerational partnership. He has also been involved in two health-related studies on the experiences of Muslim cancer patients in Malaysian treatment centers, and oncology nurses’ competency development.

As a Senior Qualitative Researcher, Abd Lateef assist the Lead Quantitative Researcher in RESPOND qualitative data collection and analysis in Malaysia.

 

  Nur Aira Abd Rahim BSc, MSc, EdD (University Putra Malaysia)

Qualitative Researcher

Aira completed her Doctoral degree from North Carolina State University, USA in 2017. She is currently a faculty member in Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. Her research areas mostly focus on adult education and community-based education in various contexts.

As a Qualitative Researcher, Aira assist the Lead Quantitative Researcher in RESPOND qualitative data collection and analysis in Malaysia.

 

Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril BSc, MSc, PhD (University Putra Malaysia)

Qualitative Researcher

Hayrol is a Social Research Officer at Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Hayrol has 12 years of experience in social science research mostly focus on rural community development.  He has also been involved in health-related studies focusing on youth, fishermen and pensioners subjective well-being.

As a Qualitative Researcher, Hayrol assist the Lead Quantitative Researcher in RESPOND qualitative data collection and analysis in Malaysia.

 

Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva PhD (University Putra Malaysia)

Qualitative Researcher

Jeffrey is a Researcher for the Laboratory of Citizenship & Leadership, Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is trained in Human Development and has written extensively on community development and well-being especially on rural population.

As the  Qualitative Researcher, Jeffrey assist the Lead Quantitative Researcher in RESPOND qualitative data collection and analysis in Malaysia.

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