Hazreena Hussein has over 20 years of progressive teaching and research experience at the University of Malaya. Her research interests are on Environment – Behaviour interactions, inclusive access to outdoor environments and Multisensory stimulation environments. The particular focus of her doctoral work has been on accessible design in relation to the use of sensory gardens, particularly by children with special educational needs. She has been the Principal Investigator for a number of projects: 'Urban park characteristics in integrating mental health comorbid with non-communicable diseases through salivary cortisol pattern and spatial analysis' (2019-2021)', `Landscape identity of Cameron Highlands Hill Station: Soundscape`(2013-2017) and `Enhancing wellbeing through recreational and sensory therapy in landscape design`(2014-2017). Hazreena has been granted seed money from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) on `The physiological responses to Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden: A pilot study (2016-2017). Her work has been awarded as the Best Paper at the AicE-Bs Conference in London (2013). Other recognitions awarded by UM, include The Distinguish Service Award (2012), Ph.D. completion period less than 4 years (2010) and Excellent Service Award (2005, 2014 & 2020). Since 2012, she serves as the Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies and Journal of Asian Behavioural Studies. Having travelled extensively, she is particularly keen in obstacle racing and trail running.       

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Fatiha Senom, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. She obtained her Bachelor in Education (TESL), minoring in Science Education for Young Learners in 2009 and received her Ph.D in Education (TESL) under the fast-track programme in 2016 from the same university. She has published several articles dedicated to issues surrounding professional development of novice and pre-service ESL teachers. Her research interests include; second language teacher education (SLTE) and professional development, TESOL, Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA), Teaching English for Young Learners, Science Education for Young Learners, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). She is the coordinator for M.Ed ESL programme and involved in several community outreach programmes related to education for primary and secondary school ESL learners. Her current projects include the exploration of ESL novice teachers’ professional identity, the development of CLIL module for teaching primary Science in English, and alternative assessment through plays for young learners.

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NORAINI AHMAD received her BSc (Hons.) degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Malaya in 2003. In 2008, she received her MSc degree in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, while in 2012 she obtained her PhD degree with distinction in Physical Chemistry, both from University of Malaya. She went for research attachment at the Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain in 2010 and 2011 funded by InForm Project, EU-FP7 and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, respectively. Formerly, she was a lecturer at the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for almost 4 years before joining University of Malaya in 2008. Presently, she is a senior lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Fellow of UMCARES - The Community & Sustainability Centre, University of Malaya. Her research interests are focusses on colloidal chemistry, liquid crystal and nanotechnology formulation for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical applications. She has been selected as one of ASEAN Nanobiotechnology experts to represent Malaysia at the Workshop of Scientists from Russia and the ASEAN Countries (Nanobiotechnology: Achievement and Scope), Vladivostok, Russia in 2015. She has been awarded with several internal and external research grants as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. Besides, she has won numerous awards locally and internationally. Currently, she is supervising 5 PhD and 6 MSc students. Apart from teaching and research, Noraini is also an active member in her department, holding a number of administrative posts and technical committee members.

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