DR. KATHREENA BINTI MASNAH @ KADIR

Dr Kathreena Kadir BDS(Mal), MClinDent(OMFS)(Mal), Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery (Shanghai), AM Dr Kathreena Kadir obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2005. She then served the Ministry of Health for four years before returning to the same university to pursue her Master’s in Clinical Dentistry specializing in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Upon graduation in 2013, she joined the academia and currently a senior lecturer and consultant in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences. She is a member of Malaysia Academy of Medicine and has held the post of Honorary Secretary for the Malaysian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (MAOMS) in the year 2015 till 2018 and a member of the Oral Cancer Research & Coordinating Centre (OCRCC) since 2015. Her main surgical interest has always been managing patients with head and neck tumours and had recently completed her one-year Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at Shanghai 9th People’s Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Upon returning, she is among the lead surgeon in managing oral cancer clinic and service in University Malaya Medical Centre. Dr Kadir had also supervised numerous postgraduate research thesis in the field of both oral cancer and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). While pursuing her interest in head and neck oncology, Dr Kadir has also developed another passion in management of patients with TMD. Over the last 5 years, her team had successfully developed and validated the Malay - Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (M-DC/TMD) according to the stringent standard set by the International Network for Orofacial pain & Related disorders Methodology (INfORM). With the establishment of these two instruments (DC/TMD and M-DC/TMD), she hopes to propose the usage of these tools nationwide as a standard protocol in diagnosing and managing patients with TMD. She also contributes in coordinating and pioneering the development of the TMD Multidisciplinary Team combined clinic in Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya.

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DR. LING TEK SOON

Ling Tek Soon is a senior lecturer at the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya. Apart from teaching, he is currently working on a UMRG project in University of Malaya, entitle “Abode of Dead, Depository of Knowledge and Contested Realm: A Study of Chinese Cemeteries in Malaysia”. Ling Tek Soon received his BA (Chinese Studies) and MA (East Asian Studies) from University of Malaya in 1997 and 2002.His thesis was titled “The Fundamental Ideologies of Deng Xiao Ping Conceming Reformation and Renewal since 1978" (Idea-idea Asas Deng Xiaoping terhadap Dasar Reformasi danPembukaan sejak tahun 1978). He was a tutor in the East Asian Studies Department, University of Malaya from 1998 to 2000 while working jointly as a n executive editor in The "Rosa Sintesis" Journal published by Centre of Malaysian Chinese Studies. In year 2001, he worked as a Mandarin Lecturer in UiTM, Pahang. Subsequently, he went on to pursue a Ph.D at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2007. He received a doctorate degree in 2011 with a thesis titled “The Political Idea of Yangdu”. In the same year, he was appointed as a lecturer in Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. DOROTHY DEWITT

Dr. Dorothy DeWitt is an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department, University Malaya and a recipient of the Endeavour Executive Fellowship from the government of Australia. She was formerly with the Educational Technology Division (ETD), Ministry of Education, Malaysia, where she was involved in the Smart School Pilot Project in change management and managing the development of digital materials during the project. In addition, she was involved in the research, management and promotion of innovation in instruction. Her current interests are in instructional design, new pedagogies and technologies for knowledge management, collaborative mobile learning and problem solving. Her publications include at least 8 academic articles in ISI-ranked publications and journals such as Journal of Educational Technology and Society (ETS), Eurasian Journal of Mathematics, Science and Educational Technology (EJMSET), and Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D), and many other Scopus-ranked publications. She has published 5 books and more than 5 chapters in books on problem-solving for transformative learning, collaborative mobile learning and developmental research. She has been involved in research in collaborative and mobile learning since 2007, and is looking at designs of instructional systems that encourage problem-solving, communication and collaboration using cognitive tools and technologies for schools, higher education and training. As principal investigator, she has been awarded external grants (FRGS) as well as internal grants (RU grant and UMRG) totaling more than RM130,000 in projects related to technology and problem-solving for instruction. She has also been involved as co-researcher in many other projects related to technology use. Her PhD thesis explored the possibility of collaborative learning using mobile technologies for a mobile learner to enable learning to occur anywhere and at any time; using the collaborative mLearning framework. She was appointed as consultant in projects related to curriculum acceptance, 21st century learning, and has been involved in more than 11 training programs for technology pedagogical content knowledge at Academic Enhancement & Leadership Development Centre, University Malaya, as well as 11 workshops and training programs in 21st century learning and blended learning, both locally and internationally since 2015. Recently, she has expanded her expertise to virtual reality in education. She is also the e-Learning coordinator at her Faculty. She has won awards in teaching innovations both at the national and international level. Recently her team won Best Immersive Learning Showcase at iLRN2020 (International). She was awarded the University Malaya Excellence Award for Innovative E-Learning in 2018 and is also a reviewer and editorial board member of several ISI journals, and chief editor of TEMPAWAN, a Malaysian peer-reviewed research journal.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Sirunyan, AM; Tumasyan, A; Adam, W; Ambrogi, F; Bergauer, T; Brandstetter, J; Dragicevic, M; Ero, J; Escalante Del Valle, A; Flechl, M; Fruhwirth, R; Jeitler, M; Krammer, N; Kratschmer, I; Liko, D; Madlener, T; Mikulec, I; Rad, N; Schieck, J; Schofbeck, R; Spanring, M; Spitzbart, D; Waltenberger, W; Wulz, C-E; Zarucki, M; Drugakov, V; Mossolov, V; Suarez Gonzalez, J; Darwish, MR; De Wolf, EA; Di Croce, D; Janssen, X; Lelek, A; Pieters, M; Rejeb Sfar, H; ............. Ibrahim, ZA; Idris, FM; Abdullah, WATW; Yusli, MN; Zolkapli, Z (2019). Search for Dark Photons in Decays of Higgs Bosons Produced in Association With Z Bosons in Proton-Proton Collisions At Root S=13 Tev. Journal of High Energy Physics


  • Cai, LM; Xi, ZX; Amorim, AM; Sugumaran, M; Rest, JS; Liu, L; Davis, CC (2019). Widespread Ancient Whole-Genome Duplications in Malpighiales Coincide With Eocene Global Climatic Upheaval. New Phytologist


  • Chew, EGY; Liany, H; Tan, LCS; Au, WL; Prakash, KM; Annuar, AA; Chang, AYY; Lim, SY; Mok, V; Chung, SJ; Song, K; Liu, JJ; Foo, JN; Tan, EK (2019). Evaluation of Novel Parkinsons Disease Candidate Genes in The Chinese Population. Neurobiology of Aging


  • Mohd, NI; Gopal, K; Raoov, M; Mohamad, S; Yahaya, N; Lim, V; Zain, NNM (2019). Evaluation of a Magnetic Activated Charcoal Modified With Non-Ionic Silicone Surfactant as a New Magnetic Solid Phase Extraction Sorbent With Triazine Herbicides as Model Compounds in Selected Milk and Rice Samples. Talanta


  • Wong, SM; Ong, S; Chan, CS; (2019). On-Orbit Spatial Characterization Based On Satellite Image Structure. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing


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