Curriculum Vitae

DR. LEELA A/P KORAN

Associate Researcher
  • Department of English Language
    Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
  • 79673053
  • 0176807516

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • CLINICAL LINGUISTICS
    Bilingual Aphasia, Conversation Analysis

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD, (Human Communication Science)
    University College London, Gower Street London Wc1
  • MESL(UM)(1997), (Human Communication Disorders)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BA(HONS)(USM)(1992), (Bahasa Inggeris dan Kimia)
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (Usm)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • ODL materials preparation /SIM - TIX1032 Introduction to Linguistics (Faculty Core Course- offered under BELL (English P
    27 Apr 2021 - present (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON OFFICER
    02 Apr 2021 - present (University Malaya)
  • Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Jabatan & ODL
    19 Feb 2021 - present (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • Supervisor
    26 Jan 2021 - present (National)
  • Coordinator
    30 Sep 2022 - 28 Aug 2023 (Faculty)
  • Curriculum Review _MELS (Team for Methodology for English Language Studies) Post-graduate
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 (Faculty)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Audit Kendiri
    06 Dec 2019 - 05 Dec 2021 (Dean Office, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • Head of Online/Mobility Programme
    02 Jun 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • Assistant Programme coordinator for BLL (English language)
    17 Nov 2015 - 31 Jul 2016 (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • Interviewer - Member of Interview Panel for the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics Programme, Session 2016/17 Intake
    23 May 2016 - 27 May 2016 (University Malaya)
  • Course coordinator English Language Programme for Medical Students (Course Design and Teaching Activities)
    01 Sep 2012 - 30 Jun 2015 (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)
  • Member of Research, Publication & Presentation Committee
    01 Dec 2011 - 01 Dec 2013 (Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON OFFICER , MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (University)
  • ELD CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (JKKK), MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (University)
  • TAMIL WORKGROUP FOR COMPREHENSIVE APHASIA TEST ADAPTATION, MEMBER
    2020 to 2022 (International)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Recognition - Expert Panel in Mass Media
    BFM, 2020 (National)
  • MOST INNOVATIVE RESEARCH (Runner-up)
    FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS, 2016 (Ptj/ Faculty)
  • UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA CERTIFICATE
    WICKING DEMENTIA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, 2016 (International)
  • KHIDMAT SETIA 20 AWARD
    , 2013
  • Central Research Award
    University of London Academic Trust Funds Commitee, 2008 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Ang, Pei Soo; Yeo, Siang Lee; Koran, Leela (2023). Advocating for a dementia-inclusive visual communication, DEMENTIA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. . doi:10.1177/14713012231155979
Others
  1. Rajasekar, N., Price, J. M., Chen, P. L., Leung, Y., & Koran, L. (2022)Language Attrition of Older Multilinguals under a Pandemic Situation in Malaysia. The Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences (MJMHS). 18(20)
  2. Koran, L.2013. Current Research on Acquired Communication Disorders in Malaysia and future directions. Speech and Hearing Review 11 (Bilingual Annual):66-76.
  3. Mohana Nambiar, Leela Koran, Asha Doshi, Kamila Ghazali, Hooi Moon Yee & Kan Ngat Har. 2009. Generic Narrative Grade Descriptors for quality assurance in tertiary institutions: A conceptualization process. Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia 7 (2):5-18.
  4. Koran, L. 2003. Oral Communications of Speech-Language Pathologists in a Clinical Setting. Journal of Modern Languages. 15:135-154.
Books
  1. Koran, L; (2015) Aphasia in a linguistically diverse population: resources for turn construction and interactional adaptations of Malaysian adults. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).
Chapter in Books
  1. Koran, L.2003.Empowerment of Children with Speech- Language Delay in a Multicultural Environment: Stakeholders and Obstacles. In Asmah Hj. Omar, Halimah Mohd Said, Zainab Abd Majid. (eds) Language and Empowerment, pg. 332 - 348.Kuala Lumpur: Persatuan Bahasa Moden
Article in Proceeding
  1. Young, T & Koran, L. (2021) Intercultural adaption of person-centred communication for dementia, The sociolinguistics of health and illness: Unsettling global centres and peripheries in health communication research.
  2. Nazri, N. N. N., & Koran, L. (2019, December). Transitions of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Malaysian Parents Perspectives. In 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019). Atlantis Press.
Other Publications
  1. Manzourolajdad, S., Koran, L. Lim, K.s, Ibrahim, F (forthcoming) A review of research on prestimulus activity: neuroscience perspective to inform conversation study. Language Cognition and Neuroscience PLCP-2021-RA-11295 - Review
  2. Ang, P.S, S.L. Yeo & L. Koran (12 December 2020). When to call a spade a spade. The Star, p.13. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/11/27/presenting-better-images-of-disability - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  3. Koran, L. and Young, T. DemTalk: Dementia toolkit for effective communication for Family Caregivers in Malaysia Accessible at http://demtalk-my.com/ - Http://Demtalk-My.Com/

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations
  • Web-based Applications in Language Teaching and Intervention

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2022 - 2024, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-HWB
    Lingua-cultural Adaptation Of Dementia Communication Toolkit For Use In Clinical And Social Settings ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2019 - 2022, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    Disability Images: Towards An Inclusive Discourse ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special)
    Interaction Analysis For Improving Carer Communication And Quality Of Life For The Elderly In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2016 - 2018, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Course & Disertation
    A Study On The Impact Of Aphasia On Social Participation For Bilingual Malaysian Adults Post-stroke ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2021 - 2024, FRGS
    Language attrition of older multilinguals under a pandemic situation in Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2007 - 2011, HLCB/ SLAI University of Malaya
    Aphasia in a linguistically diverse population: resources for turn construction and interactional adaptations of Malaysian adults ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  7. 2006 - 2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    A Generic Narrative Grade Description for the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics Undergraduate Programme: A Feasibility Study 2006 - 2007 ( Consultant)
Private
  1. 2021 - 2023
    Language attrition of older multilinguals under a pandemic situation in Malaysia, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus ( Co-Researcher)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Menterjemah Soal Selidik "Digital Memory Album for Older Adults With Dementia", PROGRAM PSIKOLOGI KESIHATAN
    01 Nov 2016 - 01 Nov 2017 (National)
  • English for Specific Purposes for Kandahar University (Research Methodology Module & Presentation Skills Module), UMCCed in collaboration with Ball University, USA
    01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2012 (International)

PAPER PRESENTED


PLENARY SPEAKER
  1. DemTalk : the web-based tool to improve dementia communication and its adaptation for culturally and linguistically diverse populations, Research Meeting on Institutional and Health Talk for Social Applications (RMIH) Tokyo , University of Kyushu (International) (09 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019)
INVITED SEMINAR
  1. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS : THE NEED AND POTENTIALS FOR RESEARCH IN MALAYSIA , SEMINAR IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS, Postgraduate students UPM (Others) (29 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Intercultural adaption of person-centred communication for dementia, Sociolinguistics Symposium 23 , University of Hong Kong (International) (07 Jun 2021 - 10 Jun 2021)
  2. SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN A MULTIETHNIC POPULATION, A SHARING SESSION ON 'MAKING RESEARCH COUNT', Social Advancement & Happiness Research Cluster (International) (19 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020)
  3. Language as a window into mental processes: Improving understanding about persons living with dementia , MENTAL INCAPACITY: DO WE HAVE THE WILL TO CARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE VULNERABLE?, STEP MALAYSIA & ADFM (National) (24 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019)
  4. MAINTAINING MEANINGFUL SOCIAL PARTICIPATION & INDIVIDUALITY OF PERSONS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA (PLWDS), ALZHEIMER S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL 21ST ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE , Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia (International) (16 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019)
  5. Dementia and Communication:Translating the DemTalk Project in Malaysia , Communicating with Older Persons in Clinical Practice and Research workshop , ACT4 Health (University) (17 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2020)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Code switching in Multilingual Older adults & Younger adults in Malaysia, 3 rd International Connect Malaysia 2021 (Connect'M) Conference, Connect M3 Conference Organisers (International) (17 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021)
PRESENTER
  1. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: ETHNOMETHODOLOGY (PhD Workshop), Research Methodology Workshop for PhD candidates, Postgraduate Studies FLL University of Malaya (University) (26 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016)
  2. Conversations of an Adult with Hearing loss: coping strategies adopted by a non-user of hearing aids, FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS RESEARCH EXPO 2016, FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (University) (27 May 2016 - 27 May 2016)
  3. CODE-SWITCHING IN CONVERSATIONS OF BILINGUALS WITH APHASIA : EXPLORING THE NOTION APPROPRIACY VIA THE TRAJECTORY OF TURNS, 13TH INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE, International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) (International) (08 Sep 2013 - 13 Sep 2013)
  4. BILINGUAL APHASIA: LOSS, RECOVERY AND PROCESSING, Scoping Exercise and Scientific Meeting UCL on 13 October 2009 Title of Paper: , UCL Institute of Stroke Research (Others) (13 Oct 2009 - 13 Oct 2009)
  5. CONVERSATION AND BILINGUAL APHASIA: WHAT CHANGES WHEN WE CHANGE THE CONVERSATIONAL PARTNER? , British Aphasiology Society Research in Progress Meeting, British Aphasiology Society (National) (23 Apr 2008 - 23 Apr 2008)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2021) Metaphors in Cpec News Coverage in Pakistan and China, University, (Internal Assessor)
  2. (2020) Australasian Journal on Ageing - , (Reviewer)
  3. (2016) Reviewer for article in Jurnal Bahasa Jendela Alam, (Reviewer)
  4. (2016) MASTER OF LINGUISTICS Thesis_ REVATHI MATIALAGAN KESANTUNAN BAHASA DALAM PERBUALAN KELUARGA TAMIL, (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2015) Editorial Board Member Journal of Modern Languages (JML), (Reviewer)
  6. (2015) Panel Penilai Rancangan Penyelidikan Bidang HCD , (Advisory Committee)
  7. (2015) Nor Hidayah Md Khanapiah.Analisis Penggunaan Kata Kerja dalam kalangan murid Pekak , (Internal Examiner)
  8. (2015) Review of MQA documents for the BLL programme, (Reviewer)
  9. (2014) To evaluate applications for Research in the area of Human Communication Disorders , (Advisory Committee)
  10. (2013) Language Acquisition levels of Children with Dyslexia -Suzilla Markus (TGA110017) , (Reviewer)
  11. (2013) Accomodating to Children with Autism in a Speech Therapy Setting : ZEENA MAHMOOD AMEEN (TGB110053) , (Reviewer)
  12. (2013) Elwan,M. 2013.Communication Strategies of an Arab Child with Developmental Disorders, Masters Dissertation , (Internal Examiner)
  13. (2012) An Analysis of Apology Strategies Used By Malay Speakers by NOORHAYATI BINTI BAHARUDIN (TGB09OO30) , (Reviewer)
  14. (2012) The Construction of Impoliteness Strategies in Radio Call :GOH VERN ANN (TGC110007), (Internal Examiner)
  15. (2012) Penguasaan Bahasa oleh Kana-kanak Berkecacatan Pembelajaran: Satu Kajian Kes di Pusat Disleksia Malaysia : SUZILLA MARKUS (TGA110017) , (Internal Examiner)
  16. (2006) THE STUDY OF READING PERFORMANCE OF ESL STUDENTS WITH VISUAL DISCOMFORTSZuhana bt. Zulkarnain, (Internal Examiner)
  17. (2006) ACCOMMODATING THE ELDERLY IN A MALAYSIAN GERIATRIC DAY CARE CENTRE: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS_David Yoong Soon Chye, (Internal Examiner)
  18. (2006) READING COMPREHENSION ABILITIES OF A CHILD WITH DYSLEXIA: A CASE STUDY_ S. Thaneswari a/p Sankaran, (Internal Examiner)
  19. (2005) CASE STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE ABILITIES O A DYSLEXIC CHILDPoongkody a/p Palany (MLASP), (Internal Examiner)
  20. (2005) EARLY LITERACY SKILLS IN CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT _Baljit Kaur Hardial Singh (MLASP), (Internal Examiner)
  21. (2001) COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF AUTISTIC MALAYSIAN CHILDREN UNDERGOING THE ABA PROGRAMME_Chitra KM Adiyodi (MLASP), (Internal Examiner)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2015) UM Discourse and Society International Conference 2015 , UMDS, University
  2. (2007) Applied Interaction Research (CAIR), UCL CENTRE FOR APPLIED INTERACTION RESEARCH (CAIR), Others

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) An Activity analysis of the Treatment Phase in Primary Care Consultations at UMMC, MOHAMMAD HUZAIFA SIDDIQUI
  2. (2023) The psychophysiology of prestimulus response, SEYEDMOHAMADREZA MANZOUROLAJDAD
  3. (2023) Referential Cohesion in Recovery- Oriented Narratives of Mental Health Memoirs, OOI ZAO MAY
  4. (2021) Language attrition of older multilinguals under a pandemic situation in Malaysia, Navilashini A/P Rajasekar (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)
  5. (2020) The psychophysiology of prestimulus response, Seyedmohamadreza Manzourolajdad
  6. (2012) REPAIR BY POST-OPERATIVE CLEFT CHILDREN IN NATURALLY OCCURRING INTERACTION, MOHAMMAD AZANNEE BIN SAAD
  7. (2011) Agrammatism in Arabic Speaking Adults: A Conversation Analysis, MANAR MUNJID MUSTAFA
Master
  1. (2023) Discursive Strategies in Psychotherapeutic Discourse, CHEN HUI QIN
  2. (2021) Parents' Perspectives of the Transition to Independent Living for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, NIK NADIA BINTI NIK NAZRI
  3. (2020) "Adulting" with Autism: A Narrative Analysis on Transitioning from an Adolescent to an Adult for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, NIK NADIA BINTI NIK NAZRI
  4. (2019) AN ANALYSIS OF NATURALISTIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN A CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, JASVIN KAUR SIDHU A/P HARNEK SINGH
  5. (2019) AN ANALYSIS OF NATURALISTIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN A CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, JASVIN KAUR SIDHU A/P HARNEK SINGH
  6. (2015) A Study on the Impact of Aphasia on Social Participation for Bilingual Malaysian Adults Post-stroke, Lee Von Li
  7. (2014) Comprehending Metaphor And Metonymy Among Malaysian Cochlear Implant Users: Factors Influencing The Developmental Trajectory Of Cognitive Abilities ., Seyed Mohamad Reza Manzour-Ol-Ajdad
  8. (2013) Linguistic Performance of Students in Grade 2 LINUS Programme in a Malaysian Mainstream School, NUR SALWAN GASHLAN
  9. (2012) Morphological Awareness in the Reading Comprehension Ability of a Dyslexic Adolescent, GAN SHEW HSIA
  10. (2012) COMPREHENDING METAPHOR AND METONYMY AMONG MALAYSIAN COCHLEAR IMPLANT USERS: FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORY OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES ., SEYED MOHAMAD REZA MANZOUR-OL-AJDAD
  11. (2006) SIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, Chew Kai Mun
  12. (2006) COMMUNICATIVE THEMES AND FEATURES IN TEXT MESSAGES OF THE DEAF, Vijayalectchumi a/p Nagalingam
  13. (2005) Language Learning Strategies in a Computer Aided Language Learning Environment, Kalaichelvi Munusamy
  14. (2005) Conversational Analysis of a Mentally Retarded Adult, Shailaja Ramachandran
  15. (2005) Attitudes of form four science students towards computer-based English language testing, Vasanthi Govindasamy
  16. (2004) Think-aloud protocols of ESL writers / Roszanaliza bt. Askandar., Roszanaliza Askandar
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2015) MoCA: Effectiveness of Sentence Structures in Language Section for Malaysian Use

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2021) TOA7001 - Fundamentals of Linguistics
  2. (2016) TXGX6302 - Human Communication Disorders
  3. (2015) TXGX6302 - Human Communication Disorders
Bachelor
  1. (2021) TIE3011 - Language Disorders
  2. (2016) TXEA1318 - Language Disorders
  3. (2015) TCEE4111 - Academic Project
  4. (2015) TXEA1318 - Language Disorders
  5. (2014) TXEA1101 - Academic Writing
  6. (2014) TXEA1318 - Language Disorders
  7. (2013) GTEE1114 - English Language for Medicine

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Facilitator / Panel Member _ 5 Module Series On Eating Well With Dementia, (20 Nov 2022 - 17 Dec 2022) (National)
  • Communication Support Volunteer/ Communication Trainer/ Support Group Lead, (01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021) (National)
  • Advancing Rehabilitation Research - Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2016 (Organised by Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Fom UM), (15 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016)
  • Ucl Faculty of Brain Sciences Alumni (Kl), (10 Oct 2015 - 01 Jan 2016)
  • International Week At The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics- Secretary, (10 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015)
  • Stroke Association UK ( Communication Support Volunteer), (01 Jan 2015)
  • Supporting Stroke Survivors and Their Carers Through Involvement in The Stroke Association UK, (07 Mar 2008 - 01 May 2016)
  • Public Forum of Cleft Lip and Palate (Co-Organisers: Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya and Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (Clapam) ), (25 Jul 2007 - 25 Jul 2007)

COURSE ATTENDED


Internal / External Course
CONFERENCE
  1. MENTAL INCAPACITY: DO WE HAVE THE WILL TO CARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE VULNERABLE?, Asian International Arbitration Centre ,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (24 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019)
INTERNAL COURSE- ORGANIZED BY PTJ
  1. BENGKEL PENSIJILAN INTERVENSI KRISIS DAN TRAUMA BAGI MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON OFFICER, Atas Talian (18 Aug 2021 - 19 Aug 2021)
  2. WORKFORCE PERFORMANCE SKILLS, Microsoft Teams (04 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020)
  3. BENGKEL PENSIJILAN PENGAMAL MINDFULNESS LOVE THERAPY MLT-TRAPI KESEDARAN CINTA, Ditempat Masing-Masing (05 Oct 2021 - 06 Oct 2021)