Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Lim graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Malaya in 2009. He completed his Master of Public Health in 2014 and continue with his Doctor of Public Health. He completed the DrPH in 2019 obtaining a distinction for his thesis, titled “Health impacts of night work among employees in Malaysia”. After graduation, he went back to the Ministry of Health and served in the Selangor State Health Department and the National Institute of Health Malaysia before joining University Malaya.

Currently, Dr Lim is employed as an occupational and public health physician in the University of Malaya. He is tasked to teach occupational medicine, medical surveillance, and fitness for work to medical undergraduates and postgraduates. He also manages patients in the occupational medical clinic at University Malaya Medical Centre.

 

A primary interest of Dr Lim relates to the influence of the circadian system on chronic disease and mental health in humans. He also studies shift work as a surrogate for exposure to light at night including related biomarkers for cancer, metabolic syndrome, and mental health. The most recent project of him as a Principal Investigator is to develop facial anthropometric data for Malaysians. The project worth more than USD85 thousand, which comprises 4000 participants from all over Malaysia. The study aimed to produce suitable respirators that fit the Malaysian population.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • TASK FORCE MEMBER, University Malaya, 01/01/2022 to present
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • DRPH, KESIHATAN AWAM, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • MPH, KESIHATAN AWAM, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • MBBS, PERUBATAN DAN PEMBEDAHAN, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Member of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Member, 2022 to present (International)
  • ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health )Scientific Committee on Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors, Member, 2022 to present (International)
  • ICOH (Internatiional Commission on Occupational Health) Scientific Committee on Shiftwork and Working Time, since 2022, Member, 2022 to present (International)
  • Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Member, Since 2022 (National)
  • National Specialist Registry, Member, 2020 to present (National)
  • Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resource (Registered Occupational Health Doctor), Member, 2019 to 2022 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY (OCCUPATIONAL) (Actigraphy, chronobiology, light exposure, shift work, melatonin, circadian rhythm, sleep disorder, respirator fits test, facial dimension)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • MQB7037 - MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE AND FITNESS FOR WORK, Post Graduate (2020/2021 - )
  • CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2)
  • MQB7036 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2 )
  • KQD7003 - OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN ENGINEERING, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2021 - S1)
  • MQB7028 - HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2021 - S1)
  • MQB7034 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2021 - S1)
  • MQB7035 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2021 - S1)
  • MQB7038 - CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Master, University of Malaya (UM) (2021 - S1)
  • Teaching Activity
  • MQB7038 - CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MCPA4001 - COMMUNITY HEALTH POSTING, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7034 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7028 - HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7037 - MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE AND FITNESS FOR WORK, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • KQD7003 - OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN ENGINEERING, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7035 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7036 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2022
    • Lim, Yin Cheng; Abdul Shakor, Ameerah Su'ad; Shaharudin, Rafiza (2022). Reliability and Accuracy of 2D Photogrammetry: A Comparison With Direct Measurement, FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 9(), . doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.813058
    2021
    • Amir, ARMN; Nordin, ABA; Lim, YC; Shauki, NIBA; Ibrahim, NHB (2021). Workforce Mobilization From the National Institutes of Health for the Ministry of Health Malaysia: A COVID-19 Pandemic Response, FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 9(), . doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.574135
    2020
    • Lim, Y. C., Hoe, V. C. W., Darus, A., & Bhoo-Pathy, N. (2020). Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study among manufacturing workers in a middle-income setting. BMJ Open, 10(9), 8. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034455
    2018
    • Lim, Y. C., Hoe, V. C. W., Darus, A., Bhoo-Pathy, N. (2018). Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and metabolic syndrome. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 75(10), 716-723. doi:10.1136/oemed-2018-105104
    ESCI
    2021
    • Chong, Z. L., Lodz, N. A., Abdul Mutalip, M. H., Lim, Y. C., Mahjom, M., & Ahmad, N. A. (2021). Preparing for and conducting the National Health and Morbidity Survey in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 pandemic: balancing risks and benefits to participants and society. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 12(3), 6. doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2021.12.3.842
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Lim YC, Abdul Shakor AS and Shaharudin R (2022) Reliability and Accuracy of 2D Photogrammetry: A Comparison With Direct Measurement. Front. Public Health 9:813058. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.813058
    2021
    • Muhammad Nur Amir, A. R., Binti Amer Nordin, A., Lim, Y. C., Binti Ahmad Shauki, N. I., & Binti Ibrahim, N. H. (2021). Workforce Mobilization From the National Institutes of Health for the Ministry of Health Malaysia: A COVID-19 Pandemic Response. Frontiers in public health, 9, 574135. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.574135 (WoS)
    • Chong, Z. L., Mutalip, M. H. A., Lim, Y. C., Mahjom, M., & Ahmad, N. A. (2021). Preparing for and conducting the National Health and Morbidity Survey in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 pandemic: balancing risks and benefits to participants and society. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 12(3)
    • Lim YC, Shaharudin R, Suad A (2021). Reliability And Accuracy Of 2d Photogrammetry: A Comparison 1 With Direct Measurement [Manuscript accepted for publication]. Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya.
    2020
    • Lim YC, Hoe VCW, Darus A, et al. Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study among manufacturing workers in a middle-income setting. BMJ Open 2020;10:e034455. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2019-034455 (WoS)
    2018
    • Lim, YC; Hoe, VCW; Darus, A; Bhoo-Pathy, N¬†2018.¬†Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and metabolic syndrome.¬†OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE (WoS)
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2022
    • Obesity affects productivity. News Straits Time 2022
    2021
    • Lim et al. A Year Into Pandemic: What Is Long Covid-19. SPM Website
    • Are Covid-19 booster shots needed? The Malaysian Insight
    • Distinction between booster and 3rd dose- The Star
    • Is Covid-19 vaccine booster dose needed? Lim Yin Cheng and Victor Hoe- Malay Mail
    • Nabila (2021). The Air We Breathe. The Malay Mail. https://www.malaymail.com/news/what-you-think/2021/08/23/the-air-we-breathe-nur-nabila-binti-abd-rahim-and-lim-yin-cheng/1999700
    • Lim et al. The Air We Breath. SPM Website
    • Nabila (2021). Staying safe indoor. The Star. https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2021/08/26/staying-safe-indoors
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    MOH
  • QUANTITATIVE RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING ACCORDING TO MALAYSIAN FACIAL PANELS, Co-Researcher, 2021 - 2022 (National)
  • National Institute of Health
  • FACIAL ANTHROPOMETRY SURVEY AMONG MALAYSIAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIVARIATE AND PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS FACIAL PANEL, Co-Researcher, 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
  • Study of Concerns, Perceive Impact, and Adequacy of Preventive Measures for Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Among Healthcare Workers in Government Healthcare Facilities, Co-Researcher, 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • kkm
  • Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing According To Malaysian Facial Panels, Co-Researcher, 2021 - 2022, MOH_NIH (National)
  • Others MOHE
  • Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing according to Malaysian Facial Panels, Consultant, 2021 - 2022 (National)
  • FACIAL ANTHROPOMETRY SURVEY AMONG MALAYSIAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIVARIATE AND PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS FACIAL PANEL, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • Study of Concerns, Perceive Impact, and Adequacy of Preventive Measures for Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Among Healthcare Workers in Government Healthcare Facilities, Consultant, 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • KKM
  • Facial Anthropometry Study Among Malaysian For The Development Of Bivariate And Principal Component Analysis Facial Panel, 2020, MOH-NIH Grant , Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021, MOH-NIH GRANT (National)
  • Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
  • Health Impact of Shift Work Among Employees in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017 (National)
  • RU Geran - UMCares
  • GENERATIONAL ENDGAME 2040: A UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR LONG COVID SELF-SUPPORT MANAGEMENT, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) SCHOOL-BASED GAMIFICATION INTERVENTION AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • , MUHAMMAD KHAIRUL RIDHUAN BIN ABDUL WAHID, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • MEDICAL TOURISM IN MALAYSIA: IMPLICATIONS ON THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, MOHD FAUZY BIN SAMSUDIN, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • , Yap Jun Fai, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • -, KIAN KIONG YAP, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • HEALTH EFFECTS OF WORK FROM HOME COMPARED TO WORK FROM OFFICE ANALYSIS AMONG UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA EMPLOYEES, Malar Kandasamy, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • IMPROVING NOTIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONAL RELATED DISEASES: AN INTERVENTIONAL STUDY AMONG MEDICAL OFFICERS IN THE PRIMARY CARE SETTING, MOHD TAUFIQ BIN ABDUL GHANI, University of Malaya (PhD)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • SECRETARY FOR PHASE 2 VACCINATION PROGRAM UM MEDICAL CENTRE, 01/05/2021 to 31/08/2021
    • HEAD FOR KOSPLEN PLUS PROGRAM IN KLANG HEALTH DISTRICT OFFICE, 31/10/2018 to 30/11/2020
    • Members for Local Agenda 21, Klang Municipal Council , 06/06/2018 to 30/11/2019
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    Internal / External Course
  • EMERALD TEACHING AND LEARNING 2021, Microsoft Teams, 26/07/2021 to 06/08/2021
  • FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENTS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 13 JULY 2021, Microsoft Teams(Online), 13/07/2021 to 13/07/2021
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA KECIL SAINTIFIK 7TH ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH 2022 (7th APCPH-2022), 23/06/2022 to 04/08/2022, International, (Event Organiser)
  • Interveiwer for HLP MPH 2022, 21/06/2022 to 21/06/2022, National, (External Examiner)
  • Interviewer Panel for MBBS 2022 2023, 07/06/2022 to 15/06/2022, University, (Internal Assessor)
  • Leverage Points for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic, 02/06/2022 to 02/06/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • The effect of stress management based on cognitive behavioral therapy on nurses as a universal prevention in the workplace: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol, 16/04/2022 to 16/04/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • Social and professional recognition are key determinants of quality of life at work among night-shift healthcare workers in Paris public hospitals (AP-HP ALADDIN COVID-19 survey), 07/03/2022 to 07/03/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • Long-term night shift work is associated with dyslipidemia among railway workers in southwest China, 23/02/2022 to 23/02/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • INTERNAL EXAMINER FOR DOCTORAL THESIS EXAMINATION (MIXED MODE) ABOUBEIDA KHOGALLI ABDALLA ABDALROUF (1705041/1 | MHC150014), 14/02/2022 to 14/02/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • A study of correlation among social support, PTSD and resilience with frontline medical staff to the Covid-19 epidemic"., 19/01/2022 to 19/01/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • A study of correlation among social support, PTSD and resilience with frontline medical staff to the Covid-19 epidemic, 19/01/2022 to 19/01/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • Academic advisor Stage 1 MBBS 2021/2022, 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022, University, (Academic Advisor)
  • Social and professional recognition are key determinants of quality of life at work among night-shift healthcare workers in Paris public hospitals (AP-HP ALADDIN COVID-19 survey), 01/12/2021 to 01/12/2021, International, (External Evaluator)
  • GUEST SPEAKER, 24/09/2021 to 24/09/2021, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Pelantikan Pemeriksa Dalam Laporan Penyelidikan Semester Khas, Sesi 2020/2021 - NUR ISMAH IZZATISTUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORKING CONDITIONS AND SELFPERCEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF THE WORKFORCE IN MALAYSIA. BINTI ISMAIL (17021484/1), 03/09/2021 to 12/09/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • MQB190048 / 1702061/1 Title : ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE MEDICINE: REGULATION CHANGE AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG APPROVAL LAG IN MALAYSIA, 01/09/2021 to 08/09/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • A STUDY OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING TB CONTACTS' ATTENDANCE FOR SCREENING APPOINTMENTS, 01/09/2021 to 08/09/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Exploring the physical activity level and sleep quality among a cohortof healthy females in Egypt: A cross-sectional survey, 15/08/2021 to 15/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • The impact of stress and coping strategieson insomnia among Polish novice nurses who are employed in their field while continuing their education: A cross-sectional study, 15/08/2021 to 15/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • COMMITEE MEMBER, 11/08/2021 to 31/12/2021, University, (Event Coordinator)
  • Differences between general practitioners(GPs) and practice assistants regarding stressors and resources, happiness, satisfaction and personal traits Across-sectional survey, 11/08/2021 to 11/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Field supervisor for the professional internship from 26th July 2021-21st August 2021organised by Social and Preventive Medicine, UM, 01/08/2021 to 30/08/2021, University, (Mentor)
  • PELANTIKAN SEBAGAI PENASIHAT AKADEMIK BAGI PELAJAR TAHAP 2 SARJANA MUDA PERUBATAN DAN SARJANA MUDA PEMBEDAHAN (MBBS), SESI 2020/2021, 21/07/2021 to 31/10/2021, University, (Mentor)
  • Identification of factors related to behaviors associated with musculoskeletal pain among elementary students, 04/05/2021 to 04/05/2021, International, (External Evaluator)
  • SETIAUSAHA PROGRAM VAKSINASI FASA 2, 01/05/2021 to 30/11/2021, University, (Event Organiser)
  • EFFECT OF SHIFT WORK ON HEALTH AND JOB SATISFACTION OF EUROPEAN WORKERS, 25/01/2021 to 25/01/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Cross-border mobility in European countries: associations between cross-border worker status and health outcomes BMC Public Health, 23/12/2020 to 23/12/2020, International, (Reviewer)
  • Shift work and insulin resistance (HOMA IR index) among professional drivers, 10/08/2020 to 10/08/2020, International, (External Evaluator)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Safety and Health at Work , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • BMJ Open , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorder , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • BMC Public Health , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Developing of non-medical face mask by NIOSH, , NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MALAYSIA, 2021 - 2022 (Committee Member)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Certification of Appreciation Technical Update 42, Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2021 (INVITED SPEAKER)
    • Certificate of appreciation for Seminar of Radiation Emergency, Klang District Health Office, 2020 (INVITED SPEAKER)
    • Distinction in Thesis, Doctor of Public Health, University of Malaya, 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • Certificate of Excellent Service, Selangor State Health Department, 2020 (SERVICES)
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2019 (GENERAL ACHIEVEMENTS)
    • Certificate of Appreciation for Seminar of Occupational Safety and Health, Selangor State Health Department, 2019 (INVITED SPEAKER)
    • 3rd Technical update: Occupational Health Issues and Challenges in Healthcare, Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2019 (INVITED SPEAKER)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • JAWATANKUASA TEKNIKAL UNTUK STANDARD PELITUP MUKA BUKAN PERUBATAN (NON-MEDICAL FACEMASK, NIOSH, 01/06/2021 to 01/06/2022 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SEMINAR
  • How harmful is shift work to nurses, Seminar of Occupational Safety and Health, 10/10/2019 to 10/10/2019, JKNS (National)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Overview of Occupational Diseases, , Program Latihan Pra-Kepakaran Kesihatan Awam, 15/11/2019 to 15/11/2019, JKNS (Government Sector/public Institution)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and health-related quality of life , Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health, 22/07/2019 to 25/07/2019, College of Public Health Medicine, Academy of Medicine (International)
  • 2nd case of MERS-CoV in Malaysia: Detection and Lesson Learned, Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health, 22/07/2019 to 25/07/2019, College of Public Health Medicine, Academy of Medicine (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • Ammonia poisoning in Klang, NEHAP 2019, 24/09/2019 to 24/09/2019, MINISTRY OF HEALTH (National)
  • Ammonia poisoning in Klang: Lessons learned. , International Humanitarian Conference 2019, 07/08/2019 to 09/08/2019, MERCY MALAYSIA (International)
  • Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and metabolic syndrome, 5th International Health Literacy Conference , 12/11/2017 to 12/11/2017, International Health Literacy  (International)
  • PRESENTER
  • Sharing experience with Alumni, ORIENTATION WEEK, 04/09/2019 to 04/09/2019, SPM UM (University)