DR. KHOO YING HOOI

Khoo Ying Hooi is Senior Lecturer at the Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya. She completed her PhD in Politics and Government examining social movements and democratization with a focus on Malaysia's electoral reform movement. Her research interests include social movements, national human rights institutions, human rights and democratization with a regional focus on Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia and Timor Leste. She has published a range of academic journals, commentaries and provide expert opinion on those mentioned areas. She is the author of “Seeds of Dissent” (2015), a compilation of her commentaries on academic freedom, human rights, protests and political change in Malaysia. She also edited Volume I and II of Ini Bukan Klise (2013 and 2015), a compilation of essays on political issues in Malaysia. She is the convener of the course on social movements and democratization, she also teaches on international development and governance, human rights in international politics and introduction to politics. Currently a columnist in Sin Chew Jit Poh, Ying Hooi is the Deputy Editor of Malaysian Journal of International Relations (MJIR) and Malaysia's national focal point for the thematic study on the right to education: promotion of access to tertiary education in ASEAN under the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights's (AICHR). She is also convener and trainer for the module “Issues in World Politics” for the Timor-Leste Institute of Diplomatic Studies (IDS), under its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. She holds several other positions including, Academic Advisor in the Democracy Academy of Malaysia (DAM), Advisor for Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) representing Southeast Asia region, Associate Member in Asia Centre, Assistant Secretary-General of the Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM) and she is also part of the Malaysian Civil Society Organization (CSO) – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Alliance. Formerly a columnist in The Malaysian Insider, Ying Hooi is also a former board member of the Amnesty International Malaysia. Prior to her academic career, Ying Hooi worked at several corporate sectors and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) as the Head of International Issues and Cooperation. She was involved in the inclusion of an ASEAN human rights body (now AICHR) in the ASEAN Charter, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Malaysia in Geneva and the amendments to the SUHAKAM Amendment Bill 2009. She welcomes applications from students on subjects falling within the broad scope of her research interests.

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DR. FARRAH DINA BINTI YUSOP

Dr. Farrah Dina Yusop is a Senior Lecturer and concurrently the Deputy Director (Arts & Human Sciences), UM’s Curriculum Development Center. She holds a PhD in two fields: Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from Iowa State University (ISU), USA. Dr. Farrah actively researches and publishes in the areas of higher education, Web 2.0, social media, educational games and mobile learning. She is especially known for her Civic-Minded Instructional Designer (CMID) conceptual framework which has reframed current ways of educating professionals for the purpose of improving public life. Her works are published in top tier international and Malaysian journals including the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET), World Applied Sciences Journal, and the New Educational Review. Her recent 2014 BJET article has won the Outstanding Journal Article Award from the world renowned American Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Dr. Farrah was the winner of the prestigious University of Malaya’s Excellence Award (Teaching) 2011. She was also internationally recognized with the prominent PEO International Peace Scholarship, USA, the Richard and Shirley Warren Scholarship, USA and the International Association of Research in Service-Learning & Community Engagement (IARSLCE), USA awards in her academic endeavors. Dr. Farrah has wide experiences in the area of teaching and training, both locally and internationally, in the area of educational technology and instructional design. She is also University of Malaya’s e-learning coordinator who is responsible in managing lecturers’ active use of technology for teaching and learning purposes. Professional-wise, Dr. Farrah serves as international board member for the Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) and the Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), as well as advisor for Iowa State University’s Learning Design Solutions, a non-profit organization in USA that provides instructional design services to various community partners in USA. She currently involves in various trans-disciplinary national and international collaborative research projects including with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); RMIT, Australia; University of Hawaii, USA; Kasetsart University, Thailand under the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP), East-West Center, USA and with Centro Escolar University, Philippine under the Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU) Joint Research Scheme.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. HO SHIAW HOOI

Shiaw-Hooi Ho is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Malaya. He is also a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in both University of Malaya Medical and Specialist Centres. He received his basic medical degree in 2001 and went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology from University of Malaya in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Following his attachments in Japan, he began to promote the use of image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) both in the detection and management of early gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasia and cancer. He also received many short stint trainings in various other international GI center-of-excellences. In his routine endoscopy work, he performs various other diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies such as biliopancreatic endoscopy, small bowel enteroscopy, etc. His other areas of expertise include management of various GI disorders and chronic liver diseases. Assoc. Prof. Dr Ho is an associate editor of BioMed Central Gastroenterology, a peer-reviewed journal. He is also a faculty member of both the Asia Pacific Endoscopy Research Forum and the Asian Novel Bio-Imaging & Intervention Group (ANBIG). ANBIG is an academic interest group, which organizes many local and international endoscopy workshops with the aim to promote detection and treatment of early GI neoplasia among GI healthcare practitioners. Besides that, he is also the expert panel of both the 2015 Asia-Pacific consensus on the approach of difficult biliary access and the 2016 ANBIG consensus working group on the practice of GI endoscopy. Apart from endoscopy, he is the chairman of the telemedicine working group of Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN). He also plays an important role as board member in the medical working group (MWG) of Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) which is active in organizing various international teleconferences among healthcare practitioners.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Jeddi, MZ; Sulong, NHR (2018). Pull-Out Performance of a Novel Anchor Blind Bolt (Tubebolt) for Beam to Concrete-Filled Tubular (Cft) Column Bolted Connections. Thin-Walled Structures


  • Shariful, MI; Sepehr, T; Mehrali, M; Ang, BC; Amalina, MA (2018). Adsorption Capability of Heavy Metals by Chitosan/Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Activated Carbon Electrospun Nanofibrous Membrane. Journal of Applied Polymer Science


  • Sapari, NM; Mokhlis, H; Laghari, JA; Bakar, AHA; Dahalan, MRM (2018). Application of Load Shedding Schemes for Distribution Network Connected With Distributed Generation: a Review. Renewable Sustainable Energy Reviews


  • Teo, CH; Ling, CJ; Ng, CJ (2018). Improving Health Screening Uptake in Men: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine


  • How, HG; Masjuki, HH; Kalam, MA; Teoh, YH (2018). Influence of Injection Timing and Split Injection Strategies On Performance, Emissions, and Combustion Characteristics of Diesel Engine Fueled With Biodiesel Blended Fuels. Fuel


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