Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Adibi M.Nor is a marine biologist and aquaculturist by training, with 20 years of experience in the fisheries sector. His work focuses on the fisheries policy particularly, the sustainability of seaweed commercialisation among Malaysian coastal communities and the impact of this activity on their livelihoods. He was an employee of the Department of Fisheries (DOF) and now is a senior lecturer and PhD programme coordinator at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). Dr Adibi was involved with the development of the national seaweed policy - in particular, to implement, monitor and evaluate this policy. Dr Adibi has also developed an in-depth knowledge of various fisheries management themes: sustainable development strategies, governance, aquaculture management, community development, public policy analysis, case studies, developing countries, economic development, social studies, community organisation, and research methodologies. This breadth of experience has shaped his insights into the flow of using scientific evidence in the policy-making process. He has published widely on seaweed/fisheries research related to policy, biology, and value chain aspects. He was appointed as a reviewer for Journal of Applied Phycology, Journal of Socioeconomics and Development and Botanica Marina in 2021, 2020 and 2019. He is also a consultant for an international seaweed project and a scientific advisor and business development planner for the local aquaculture company. He is passionate about making aquaculture development sustainable and equitable for the local community and the environment.

His publications and research areas can be accessed from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adibi_Nor

 

Current Research Endeavours:

• Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) on GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme - Safeguarding the Future of the Seaweed Industry in Developing Countries. 

• Seaweed farming using seawater from the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Project under Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) programme. 

• Influence of Black Soldier Fly Larvae and Gracilaria sp seaweed on Physiological and Fillet Quality of Tilapia, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS).

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 03/02/2021 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Perundingan, Penyelidikan dan Penerbitan , Faculty, 28/12/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • Ahli Jawantankuasa Laman Web dan Media Sosial, Faculty, 28/12/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • Penyelaras Semakan Kurikulum/PSAR, Faculty, 07/09/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • Penyelaras Perancangan Akademik MPP, Faculty, 07/09/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • Penyelaras Bagi Program Kawalan Risiko Covid-19, University Malaya, 21/07/2020 to 01/02/2021
  • QUALITY MANAGER, University Malaya, 02/01/2019 to 31/12/2021
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, University Malaya, 02/01/2019 to 02/01/2021
  • SUPERVISOR, University Malaya, 23/10/2019 to 01/02/2020
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PHD, MARINE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES(NATURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES), NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE UNIVERSITY, UK
  • MSc (Environmental Biology), ENVIRONMENTAL(ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY), UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (USM)
  • BSc (Hons.)(Aquatic Biology), FISHERIES, AQUATIC, ECOLOGY(AQUATIC BIOLOGY), UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (USM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Universiti Malaya, Assessment Panel, 2019 to 2021 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya, Coordinator, 2019 to 2021 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya, Committee, 2018 to 2021 (University)
  • Universiti Malaya, Committee Members, 2019 to 2020 (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Seaweed Aquaculture, Fisheries Governance, Fishing Communities, Governance & Public Policy, Sustainable Development Policy, Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, Qualitative Social Research, Quantitative Social Research, Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (SEAWEED, AQUACULTURE, GOVERNANCE, MONITORING AND EVALUATION)
  • Research Interest
  • Safeguarding The Future Of The Seaweed Industry In Developing Countries (seaweed, biosecurity, socio-economic resilience, genetic improvement, disease and pest detection)
  • Seaweed (E.denticulatum) Based Dietary Supplement Formulation and Efficacy Evaluation for Weight Management (Coastal community, seaweed, spinosum, weight management)
  • SEAWEED AQUACULTURE & OCEAN FARMING: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL IN THE BLUE ECONOMY (Future food, superfood, plant-based food)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • ZQA7012 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • ZQA7002 - RESEARCH PROJECT, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • ZQA7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POLICY MAKERS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • ZQA7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POLICY MAKERS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • ZQA7012 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • ZQA7002 - MASTER, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2020 - S1)
  • ZQA7001 - MASTER, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2020 - S1)
  • HMX7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2020 - R2)
  • HVX8001 - ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Malaya (UM) (2020 - R2)
  • HVX8002 - THESIS, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Malaya (UM) (2020 - R2)
  • ZQA7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POLICY MAKERS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • ZQA7002 - RESEARCH PROJECT, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • Teaching Activity
  • HVX8001 - ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Doctor of Philosophy, University Malaya (2021)
  • HMX7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2021
    • Yang, J. L., Ching, Y. C., Chuah, C. H., Hai, N. D., Singh, R., & Nor, A. R. M. (2021). Preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites with treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers and citric acid. Cellulose, 28(7), 4191-4210. doi: 10.1007/s10570-021-03816-8
    • Fauziee, N. A. M., Chang, L. S., Mustapha, W. A. W., Nor, A. R. M., & Lim, S. J. (2021). Functional polysaccharides of fucoidan, laminaran and alginate from Malaysian brown seaweeds (Sargassum polycystum, Turbinaria ornata and Padina boryana). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 167, 1135-1145. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.11.067
    • Kambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Cottier-Cook, E. J., Nor, A. R. M., Kassim, A., Sade, A., & Lim, P. E. (2021). Seaweed aquaculture: a preliminary assessment of biosecurity measures for controlling the ice-ice syndrome and pest outbreaks of a Kappaphycus farm. Journal of Applied Phycology, 33(5), 3179-3197. doi: 10.1007/s10811-021-02530-z
    2020
    • Kambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Sondak, C. F. A., Nor, A. R. M., Lim, P. E., & Cottier-Cook, E. J. (2020). An analysis of the current status and future of biosecurity frameworks for the Indonesian seaweed industry. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32(4), 2147-2160. doi: 10.1007/s10811-019-02020-3
    • Nor, A. M., Gray, T. S., Caldwell, G. S., & Stead, S. M. (2020). A value chain analysis of Malaysia's seaweed industry. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32(4), 2161-2171. doi: 10.1007/s10811-019-02004-3
    Scopus
    2021
    • Mohd Fauziee, N. A., Chang, L. S., Wan Mustapha, W. A., Md Nor, A. R., & Lim, S. J. (2021). Functional polysaccharides of fucoidan, laminaran and alginate from Malaysian brown seaweeds (Sargassum polycystum, Turbinaria ornata and Padina boryana). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 167, 1135-1145. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.11.067
    • Yang, J., Ching, Y. C., Chuah, C. H., Hai, N. D., Singh, R., & Nor, A. R. M. (2021). Preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites with treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers and citric acid. Cellulose, 28(7), 4191-4210. doi: 10.1007/s10570-021-03816-8
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Yang, J., Ching, Y.C., Chuah, C.H. et al. Preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites with treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers and citric acid. Cellulose 28, 4191 4210 (2021). (WoS)
    2020
    • Kambey, C. S. B., Campbell, I., Sondak, C. F. A., Adibi M. Nor, Lim, P. E., & Cottier-cook, E. J. (2020). An analysis of the current status and future of biosecurity frameworks for the Indonesian seaweed industry. Journal of Applied Phycology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-02020-3 (WoS)
    • Fauziee et al., 2020 (WoS)
    2019
    • Nor, A. et al. (2019). Nor, A.M., Gray, T.S., Caldwell, G.S. et al. A value chain analysis of Malaysia s seaweed industry. J Appl Phycol (2019) doi:10.1007/s10811-019-02004-3 (WoS)
    2016
    • Nor, A. et al. (2016) Is a cooperative approach to seaweed farming effectual? An analysis of the seaweed cluster project (SCP), Malaysia. Journal of Applied Phycology 12/2016 (WoS)
    Policy Paper
    2022
    • FAO. 2022. How biosecurity can reduce disease in seaweed farms. Bangkok.
    2021
    • Lim, P-E., Poong, S-W., Kambey, C., Tan, J., Asri, A., Nagabhatla, N., Nor, A.M., Kassim, A., Le Masson, V., Shaxson, L., Brodie, J., Gachon, C., Cottier-Cook, E.J., De Lombaerde, P. (2021). Sustainable Value Chain for the Seaweed Industry in Malaysia and the ASEAN Region: A Roadmap for Policy Formulation. United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies Policy Brief. ISBN 978-92-808-9137-9
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
  • Upscaled extraction and deodorization of fucoidan from Malaysian brown seaweed (Sargassum sp.) as premium functional food ingredient, Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Mechanism and molecular interaction of carrageenan in the crosslinking of cellulose nanocrystals biocomposite, Consultant, 2019 - 2022 (National)
  • Influence Of Black Soldier Fly Larvae And Gracilaria Sp Seaweed On Physiological And Fillet Quality Of Tilapia, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2019 to 31/05/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • Private Funding - Manage by UMCARES
  • Community Awareness On The Act Of Cyberbullying & Digital Resiliency, Co-Researcher, 05/01/2022 to 04/01/2023, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (Government)
  • Private Funding
  • Impak Pandemik Covid-19 Terhadap Kemandirian Dan Kelestarian Sumber Makanan Di Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 01/11/2021 to 20/05/2022, Interdisciplinary Research & International Strategy Institute (Private)
  • The Impact Of Elevated Levels Of Dic On Marine Life, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/07/2021 to 13/06/2022, Cquestr8 Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur (Private)
  • Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-SAH
  • The Integrated Multi-Tropic Aquaculture (IMTA) Approach Using Land-Based Farming System Between Seaweed, Gracilaria spp. and Marine Finfish, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • The Integrated Multi-tropic Aquaculture (imta) Approach Using Land-based Farming System Between Seaweed, Gracilaria Spp. And Marine Finfish, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Covid-19 Special Research Grant
  • Food Security In Malaysia: The Effect Of Covid-19 Pandemic On Paddy And Rice Industry In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 10/08/2020 to 09/08/2021, Research University (Government)
  • International Funding
  • Satreps : H-otec - Spin-off - Growth Of Various New Floras That Use Cold Deep Seawater - Seaweeds, Umi Budo, Co-Researcher, 01/08/2019 to 30/07/2024, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • Exploring Socio-economic Resilience Of Seaweed Farming In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/05/2019 to 07/03/2022, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) (International)
  • SUPERVISION
    External Supervision
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • WORK FROM HOME ARRANGEMENT: ASSESSING PUBLIC SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY, NISCHAL RANJINATH MUNIANDY, University of Malaya (Post Graduate Student)
    • M&E TOOL TO IMPROVE PADDY AND RICE SUBSIDY PROGRAM: AN ASSESSMENT, MOHAMAD NAZRAIN NORDIN, University of Malaya (Post Graduate Student)
    • PERFORMANCE OF THE DELIVERY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN MALAYSIA: AN EVALUATIVE FORMULA, MOHD HAFIZ BIN ARIFFIN, University of Malaya (Post Graduate Student)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Schools Support Services For The Deaf And Hard-of-hearing Students: An Analysis, Mohamad Sazali Shaari, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • INFLUENCE OF BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE AND GRACILARIA SP. SEAWEED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND FILLET QUALITY OF TILAPIA, HASNIYATI BINTI MUIN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Management of Marine Shrimp Aquaculture in Selangor: An Analysis, Ezeokoye Ifeyinwa Njideka, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • BUDU PRODUCTION IN MALAYSIA: AN ANALYSIS ON HALAL AND POLICY ASPECTS, NURSYAMIMI ZAWANI BINTI MOHD SHOID, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (imta) approach using land-based farming system between seaweed, gracilaria spp. and marine finfish, Muhammad Faris Shahabudin, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • STUDIES OF THE EFFECT OF BICARBONATE IONS AND PH ON PHYSIOLOGY AND MOISTURE CONTENT OF Gracilaria changii VIA BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION, NUR FARAHEEN BINTI MOHD FADIL, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • AUTOMATED ATTENDANCE SYSTEM BY USING FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY, PAVINTHRAN A/L GANESH, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • INFLUENCE OF BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE AND GRACILARIA SP. SEAWEED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND FILLET QUALITY OF TILAPIA, HASNIYATI BINTI MUIN, University of Malaya (PhD)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Career Talk, 10/07/2021 to 10/07/2021 (National)
    • WP4 Writeshop of the Global Seaweed Star Programme, 03/03/2020 to 17/04/2020
    • LEND A HAND, CARE FOR THE OCEAN COMMUNITY PROGRAMME, 19/10/2019 to 19/10/2019
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    Internal / External Course
  • FOOD SECURITY IN MALAYSIA: THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON PADDY AND RICE INDUSTRY IN MALAYSIA, , 03/03/2021 to 05/03/2021
  • THE INTEGRATED MULTI-TROPIC AQUACULTURE (IMTA) APPROACH USING LAND-BASED FARMING SYSTEM BETWEEN SEAWEED, GRACILARIA SPP AND MARINE FINFISH, , 27/02/2021 to 02/03/2021
  • WORKSHOP ON VIDEO EDITING USING MICROSOFT PHOTOS, Via Google Meet, 27/11/2020 to 27/11/2020
  • BENGKEL PEMERKASAAN PAKAR JAMINAN KUALITI PROGRAM (PROQAE) SIRI 5 - OUTCOME BASED, Secara Online, 24/11/2020 to 25/11/2020
  • BENGKEL "PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH", Bilik Persidangan, Aras 1, Mercu Alam Bina, Fakulti Alam Bina, Universiti Malaya, 07/10/2020 to 07/10/2020
  • TEACHING AND SUPPORTING STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES, Um, 18/06/2019 to 18/06/2019
  • INTERNATIONAL SEAWEED SYMPOSIUM, Jeju Island, South Korea, 27/04/2019 to 04/05/2019
  • SPECTRUM CLINICS , Um, 04/04/2019 to 04/04/2019
  • SUPERCHARGE YOUR CLASS ACTIVITY WITH H5P, Um, 28/03/2019 to 28/03/2019
  • EMERALD TEACHING AND LEARNING, Um, 11/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
  • EMERALD FOR BASIC TEACHING AND LEARNING, Universiti Malaya, 11/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • UNAIR AQUACULTURE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP, 27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • CONTENT MANAGER, 27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Scientist's Mission to Promote Seaweed, 23/09/2021 to 23/09/2021, National, (Interview)
  • Peer Reviewer, 14/09/2021 to 14/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • A resilience and gender lens to examine sustainability risks in seaweed value chains, 31/08/2021 to 03/09/2021, International, (Participant)
  • Targeting Rural Poverty with Agricultural and Educational Measures, 06/07/2021 to 06/07/2021, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • GUEST SPEAKER FOR INDUSTRIAL TALK FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENTS, 25/05/2021 to 25/05/2021, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Landing facilities for processing of cultivated seaweeds biomass: A Norwegian perspective with strategic considerations for the European seaweed industry, 28/04/2021 to 28/05/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Steering Committee Member for CEBAR Strategic Planning (SCP) 2021 - 2-25, 27/04/2021 to 27/04/2022, University, (Expert Advisor)
  • Task Force Member 14 : Creating Entrepreneur Ecosystem, 15/03/2021 to 16/04/2021, University, (Resource Person)
  • Task Force Member 2.3 : Internationalisation and Global Education, 10/03/2021 to 10/03/2022, University, (Resource Person)
  • Migrant Workers in the Seaweed Sector in Malaysia, 05/02/2021 to 05/03/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Invited Speaker for Algae Cultivation Academic Course (AKU4243) at UPM, Serdang, 20/01/2021 to 20/01/2021, National, (Resource Person)
  • Steering Committee Member for Malaysia National Banana Congress (MNBC) 2021, 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021, University, (Technical Advisor)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • URBAN AGRICULTURE ENHANCES URBAN ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA PERSPECTIVES, 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • A Model of Governance Cluster for The Development of Industry Seaweed: A Study of Aquaculture, Agribusiness and Product Development Based Carrageenan from Seaweed. Journal of Socioeconomics and Development , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Case Study of Marine Pollution in Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia, 2019 to 2019 (Article in Proceeding)
  • Capture Fisheries Seminar 2019, 2019 to 2019
  • Trends in seaweed resource use and aquaculture in South Africa and Namibia over the last 30 years, 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • TARGETING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS THROUGH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: THE CASE OF PANGKOR FISHERMEN, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Guest lecturer, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia, 2020 - 2020 (Guest Lecturer)
  • Program Grand Challenge: Seaweed Industry in Malaysia: High Value and Environmentally Friendly Products, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), 2019 - 2021 (Researcher)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Consultation service, Scottish Association for Marine Science, 2019 (OTHERS)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • AQUACULTURE CURRICULUM CONSULTATION, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA, INDONESIA, 27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021, Consultant (International)
    • Safeguarding the Future of the Seaweed Industry Developing Countries (IF015-2019), Scottish Association for Marine Science, 01/12/2019 to 01/12/2021 (International)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    ORAL PRESENTER
  • Crop Insurance for Seaweed Farming, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING ISSUES IN PUBLIC POLICY: GLOBAL TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS, 05/08/2019 to 06/08/2019, INPUMA (International)
  • Seaweed Governance For Sustainability: a Case Study of Using the Triple Helix Approach in Malaysia, International Seaweed Symposium, 28/04/2019 to 03/05/2019, 23rd International Seaweed Symposium National Organizing Committee (NOC)  (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • A Resilience and Gender Lens to Examine Sustainability Risks in Seaweed Value Chains, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2021, 31/08/2021 to 03/09/2021, ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (International)