PROF. DR. ABRIZAH BINTI ABDULLAH

Abrizah Abdullah is a Professor at the Department of Library & Information Science, and is currently Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology University of Malaya (UM). Prior to this, she served as the Dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies UM, where Abrizah and her team were responsible in managing the postgraduate education and ensuring the highest level of full research programme conducted in the university. She was a teacher librarian and had ten-years secondary school teaching experience, and was appointed as an Assistant Director at the Educational Planning and Research Division (EPRD) Ministry of Education Malaysia, before joining the University in 2000. Abrizah graduated with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Temple University Philadelphia, and obtained her Masters and PhD degree both in Library & Information Science from UM. Her research interests focus on digital libraries, information behavior, scholarly communication and bibliometrics. She is still an active researcher, heading her own research group in Scholarly Communication. She is a Senior Academic Associate at CIBER Research Ltd. UK and is currently involved in international research (The Harbingers Project) funded by the Publishing Research Consortium UK that investigates the scholarly communication behaviors of Early Career Researchers involving 7 countries (China, France, Malaysian, Poland, Spain, UK and USA). Her prior research group’s works on digital libraries, bibliometrics and scholarly communication led to the development of a Malaysian journal hosting platform MyJurnal and a national citation indexing system, MyCite, in 2011, where she was then appointed as the Deputy Director of the Malaysian Citation Centre. She is currently in the advisory panel of the Malaysian Citation Centre, Ministry of Education. Professor Abrizah is the Chief Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, which is indexed in both Social Science Citation Index and Scopus. She is an active author and reviewer of impact-factored journals in the area of Library & Information Science. She has also been invited to speak at various talks and seminars that promote the understanding of the role of scholarly publishing and its impact on research and teaching.

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DR. JAFFERI BIN JAMALUDIN

Dr. Jafferi Jamaludin received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Putrajaya, Malaysia, and M.Eng.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan. His research interests include power electronics, embedded systems, controller design and energy management. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA and a member of the Energy Institute, UK.

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DR. NIK DALIANA BINTI NIK FARID

Nik Daliana Nik Farid earned her medical degree from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Upon graduation, she joined the Malaysian government service and did house officer training and medical officer work at Kuala Lumpur Hospital. In 2005, she joined the Institute for Public Health where she was appointed as the Main Research Group member for the Third National Health and Morbidity Survey. In 2007, she went on to study at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur where she received her Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees. In 2012, she served as the second Medical Officer of Health at Mukah Division Health Office, Sarawak where she covered two major sections namely Epidemiology as well as Maternal and Child Health. Nik Daliana then continued her service as the Head of Primary Health Care Unit at the Hulu Langat District Health Office, Selangor. She left the Ministry of Health in August 2013 to serve the University of Malaya. Nik Daliana is currently a Medical Lecturer in the Department of Social and Peventive Medicine with a specialisation in Public Health. She has a special interest in adolescent health. More specifically her work aims to address the five areas, namely sexual and reproductive health, mental health, nutritional health, physical activity and high risk behaviour. Her contribution to this field include: conducting research on sexual risk behaviour among incarcerated adolescents in welfare institutions; assessing for non-communicable diseases among school-going adolesents and setting up of an adolescent friendly website for quasi experimental study. Also, she is involved in the collection and distribution of literatures pertaining to adolescent's health by a clearinghouse centre in UM. Her latest research output was on 'Setting Research Priorities for Adolescent Health in Malaysia' whereby research gaps were identified through an expert-led approach. Her main goal for the next 3-5 years is to look into the effectiveness of an internet based health promotion programme in enhancing adolescent's knowledge, attitude and practices towards health. Additionally, she hopes that these initiatives will improve adolescent's access to health information and develop health-enhancing behaviours among them. In 2014, Nik Daliana published 3 journal articles in ISI indexed journals mainly in the area of women and adolescent health: a) Predictors of sexual risk behaviour among adolescents from welfare institutions in Malaysia: A cross sectional study. BMC Public Health. b) Breast cancer awareness of rural women in Malaysia: is it the same as in the cities? Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. c) Clinical breast examination as the recommended breast cancer screening modality in a rural community in Malaysia: What are the factors that could enhance its uptake? PLOS ONE. During the past one year, Nik Daliana has participated in several community projects such as conducting a mini workshop on puberty for young adolescents attending a religious school in Bangsar. Nik Daliana is presently a member of the Malaysian Association for Adolescent Health (MAAH); Malaysian Clearinghouse Center for Adolescent Health (MyCCAdH); Malaysian Care for Adolescent Project (MyCAP); Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Study (MyHeARTs) and Ministry of Health Malaysia National Technical Committee for Adolescent Health. Nik Daliana teaches Family Health to postgraduate and undergraduate students. She coordinated two postgraduate courses in 2014 i.e. Women, Child and Adolescent Health and Lifetime Health for Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health respectively. A strong advocate of problem-based learning (PBL) technique, Nik Daliana tutors PBL sessions for Stage 1 and 2 University of Malaya Medical Programme (UMMP) students. Administratively, Nik Daliana coordinates and oversees Master of Public Health and Master of Medical Science (Public Health) programmes. She also assists in the coordination of the University of Malaya-Kyoto University Double Degree Programme for Public Health.

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