DR. CHAU MENG HUAT

Meng Huat CHAU is Senior Lecturer at the University of Malaya, where he coordinates the Master of Linguistics/M.A. (Linguistics), and teaches and supervises at postgraduate level in Applied Linguistics. Courses he has taught include corpus linguistics, research in English language learning and teaching, and second language acquisition. Before joining the University to take up a fellowship in December 2010, he spent over ten years working with students, teachers and teacher educators from primary and secondary schools as well as from other universities. Meng Huat’s research and teaching interests, as an applied linguist and educator, relate to the study of language learning from a multilingual perspective; applications of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis to issues in language education and second language acquisition research; and sociocultural, sociolinguistic and sociopolitical concerns in the teaching, learning and use of English as an international language. He conducts research examining how language use changes over time among secondary school students in Malaysia, and from a corpus linguistic perspective, how lexis and structure interact to construct meaning in the process of language use and language learning. He is a regular reviewer for several international journals in Applied Linguistics, an editor of the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, and an executive member of the Asia Pacific Association for Research on Eye Movements. Meng Huat is currently supervising a lively group of students, who are researching issues of complexity in language development, phraseology and vocabulary learning based on longitudinal learner corpora; development in second language writing; and bilingual processing using eye-tracking. Inquiries are welcomed from students of Linguistics and TESOL wishing to undertake research in any of the areas mentioned above. 

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DR. JILLIAN OOI LEAN SIM

Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim is a teaching and research academic at the Department of Geography, University of Malaya. She completed her B.A. in Environmental Studies (1st Class) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, and obtained her M.Tech. in Environmental Management from the Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya. In 2008, Jillian was awarded the internationally-competitive Endeavour International Postgraduate Scholarship and the UWA Postgraduate Award to pursue her doctoral research on tropical seagrass biogeography at the University of Western Australia (School of Plant Biology and School of Geography). In her work on subtidal seagrass in the Sibu-Tinggi islands of Johor, Peninsular Malaysia, Jillian has mapped these meadows at the species level by using towed underwater video; constructed hypotheses about their underlying ecological drivers by using geostatistical analyses; ran sediment burial experiments to see how individual species respond to sediment burial - a common feature of coastal systems; and has developed ecological models that show how seagrass species vary in their occurrence and abundance along gradients of sediment properties and water depth. Her current research interests include looking at the role of marine habitats in supporting fish communities and fisheries, mapping marine habitats and assessing their drivers and threats, identifying habitat requirements for seagrass species, and understanding how local communities and stakeholders drive marine habitat restoration. When she is not underwater watching grass grow, Jillian is the Artistic Director and Music Director of Rhythm in Bronze, an award-winning contemporary gamelan ensemble based in Kuala Lumpur. Founded in 1997, Rhythm in Bronze is known for its pioneering efforts in showcasing the Malay gamelan as its main medium of musical expression, its ongoing efforts to produce new compositions for the gamelan, and its gamelan outreach work with children in its highly-successful Children’s Music Theatre projects. Jillian’s music direction and compositions for the gamelan have won awards and/or received nominations at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, which celebrates outstanding performances in music, dance, theatre and musical theatre in Malaysia. Courses taught (undergraduate): Physical Environment; Environmental Ethics; Biogeography; Quantitative Methods and Techniques in Environmental Analysis; Analytical Techniques for the Environment; Environmental Impact Assessment; Concepts and Issues in Sustainability; Resource Analysis. Courses coordinated: Community Engagement Course, Geography and Environmental Studies Fieldwork Course (Langkawi, Pulau Pangkor), Industrial Training Course  

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SHAHRUL BAHYAH BINTI KAMARUZZAMAN

Associate Professor Dr Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman is a Consultant Geriatrician at both UMMC AND UMSC. She returned to Malaysia in 2002 after her geriatric training in Cardiff, Wales,UK. Dr Shahrul served as Senior Lecturer in the geriatric unit and played a key role in the training and refining of the geriatric multidisciplinary team as well as the acute geriatric care services at UMMC.She embarked on her PhD 2006 and was awarded a Phd in Epidemiology and Population Health in July 2010. Both her training in geriartrics and epidemiology has been useful in her research activities as a founder member of the Ageing and Age Associated Disorders Research Group in University Malaya as well as the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine. Dr Shahrul is also the project leader and PI of the High Impact Research group, Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research(MELoR). She is currently also the Coordinator for Masters of Internal Medicine programme at UM. All these various clinical and academic roles has helped cement her committment  to the development of clinical services,ageing research and medical education in Malaysia.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

Osland, E., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S., Memon, B., Memon, M. A. (2016). Late Postoperative Complications in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB): Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy Percutaneous Techniques

Osland, E., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S., Alodat, T., Memon, B., Memon, M. A. (2016). Postoperative Early Major and Minor Complications in Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) Procedures: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Obesity Surgery

Khan, S., Pratikno, B., Ibrahim, A. I. N., Yunus, R. M. (2016). The Correlated Bivariate Noncentral F Distribution and Its Application. Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation

Memon, M. A., Memon, B., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S. (2016). Suture Cruroplasty Versus Prosthetic Hiatal Herniorrhaphy for Large Hiatal Hernia A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Annals of Surgery

Memon, M. A., Memon, B., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S. (2016). Carbon Dioxide Versus Air Insufflation for Elective Colonoscopy: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy Percutaneous Techniques

LATEST AWARDED GRANT

Molecular classification and Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in malignant breast tissue: the application of Raman spectroscopy

Ultra-Low-Power RF Solution for Internet of Everything (IoE)

UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL OF 3D/FIBROUS SCAFFOLDS IN THE DIFFERENTIATION OF HUMAN BONE MARROW CONCENTRATE AND MECHANISME OF INTERACTION BETWEEN CELL AND EXTRA CELLULAR MATRIX FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING APPLICATION

Development of new transtibial socket with less interface pressure between socket and residual limb

Higher Learning Institution Recommendation for Malaysian Post Islamic Boarding School Students using Data Mining Technique

ESTABLISHING MICROCELLULAR BIOMECHANICAL ALTERATIONS IN CARTILAGE TISSUE THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CARTILAGE DISEASE IN VIVO

English Language Challenges of Nurses in Medical Tourism in Malaysia

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