Dr Tin Tin Su

Professor

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: tintin.su@monash.edu
Tel: +603-5514 4472
Office: Room 4-4-08

Profile Summary

Professor Tin Tin Su is a clinically qualified public health physician and researcher with more than 20 years of working experience. She is passionate about improving population health via community capacity building, social epidemiology, and implementation science research.

She is a director of the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO) Health & Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) and principal investigator for a community cohort, which includes about 38,000 population. Professor Su has extensively leveraged HDSS data from other sites via the recently established HDSS-Asia network, where she is part of the working committee.

Professor Su is one of the founding members of Asia Health Literacy Association (AHLA) and elected vice president of 2014–2016. She obtained the Yufong International Health Literacy Award (2017) and Health Literacy Leadership Award (2018). Professor Su is an executive board member of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) and director of the Asian region. She integrated the concept of health literacy in population-based research and interventions in HDSS.

She is an honorary professor at the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and a visiting scholar at the Queen’s University of Belfast (UK).

Professor Su is actively involved in research projects focus on digital health and is appointed as an advisory group member of the Monash University NEtwork for Equity through Digital Health (NEED).

Qualifications

2003 – 2006 Doctor of Medicine, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg Germany

2000 – 2001 MSc. in Community Health & Health Management, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg Germany

1982 – 1990 M.B,B.S, Institute of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar

Experience

2018 August Professor of Public Health, Deputy Director, South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

2011 – 2018 Associate Professor, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

2008 – 2011 Senior Lecturer, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

1996 – 2008 Health Officer, Health Department (Yangon City Development Committee), City Hall, Yangon, Myanmar

1994 – 1996 Medical Officer, School Health Team and Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Yamethin, Myanmar

1993 – 1994 Medical Officer, Mandalay General Hospital, Mandalay, Myanmar

1991 – 1993 General Practitioner, Yamethin, Myanmar

1990 – 1991 House Surgeon, Yangon General Hospital. Yangon Children Hospital, Central Women Hospital, Myanmar

Research Expertise

  • Community engagement and capacity building
  • Social epidemiology and social determinants of health
  • Digital health application, general and digital health literacy
  • Cancer screening and early diagnosis
  • Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Designing and implementation of community cohorts
  • Public health programme evaluation and implementation science research
  • Health system and evidence-based policy

Publications

Recent Selected Publications (2018–2021)

Htay, M.N.N., Donnelly, M., Schliemann, D., ...Tamin, N.S.B.I., Su, T.T., 2021. Breast Cancer Screening in Malaysia: A Policy Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP, 22(6), pp. 1685–1693. doi:10.31557/APJCP.2021.22.6.1685

Ahmad Bahuri, N.H., Rizal, H., Abdul Majid, H., Said, M.A. and Su, T.T., 2021. Development of the Active Ageing Awareness Questionnaire in Malaysia. Healthcare MDPI, 9(5), p.499.  doi: 10.3390/healthcare9050499.

Levin-Zamir, D., Sorensen, K., Su, T.T., Sentell, T., Rowlands, G., Messer, M., Pleasant, A., Saboga Nunes, L., Lev-Ari, S. and Okan, O., 2021. Health promotion preparedness for health crises–a ‘must’ or ‘nice to have’? Case studies and global lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Global Health Promotion, 1-11. doi: 10.1177/1757975921998639.

Ran, M.S., Hall, B.J., Su, T.T., Prawira, B., Breth-Petersen, M., Li, X.H. and Zhang, T.M., 2021. Stigma of mental illness and cultural factors in Pacific Rim region: a systematic review. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), pp.1-16. doi: 10.1186/s12888-020-02991-5.

Marzo, R.R., Ismail, Z., Htay, M.N.N., Bahari, R., Ismail, R., Villanueva III, E.Q., Singh, A., Lotfizadeh, M., Respati, T., Irasanti, S.N., Sartika, D., Mong, P., Lekamwasam, S., Thapa, B.B., Bicer, B.K., Aye, S.S., Songwathana, K., El-Abasiri, R.A., Ahmad, A, Nikmat, A.w., Taheri Mirani, S.Z., Mukti, R.F., Mehnaz, S. and Su, T.T., 2021. Psychological distress during pandemic Covid-19 among adult general population: Result across 13 countries. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, 10, p.100708. doi: 10.1016/j.cegh.2021.100708.

Tan, M.M., Musa, A.F. and Su, T.T., 2021. The role of religion in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic: The Malaysian multi-faith perspectives. Health Promotion International, daab041. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daab041.

Schliemann, D., Ismail, R., Donnelly, M. and Su, T.T., 2021. Anticipated delay in help-seeking for cancer symptoms: Findings from a nationwide study of Malaysian adults. Cancer epidemiology, 71, p.101882. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2020.101882.

McGrattan, A., van Aller, C., Narytnyk, A., Reidpath, D., Keage, H., Mohan, D., Su, T.T., Stephan, B., Robinson, L. and Siervo, M., 2020. Nutritional interventions for the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in developing economies in East-Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, pp.1-18. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1848785.

Thangiah, G., Said, M.A., Majid, H.A., Reidpath, D. and Su, T.T., 2020. Income inequality in quality of life among rural communities in Malaysia: A case for immediate policy consideration. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), p.8731. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17238731.

Htay, M.N.N., Marzo, R.R., AlRifai, A., Kamberi, F., El-Abasiri, R.A., Nyamache, J.M., Hlaing, H.A., Hassanein, M., Moe, S., Su, T.T. and Abas, A.L., 2020. Immediate impact of COVID-19 on mental health and its associated factors among healthcare workers: A global perspective across 31 countries. Journal of Global Health, 10(2). doi: 10.7189/jogh.10.020381.

Azizan, N.A., Majid, H.A., Nahar Mohamed, A. and Su, T.T., 2020. Improvement of nutritional intake for the low-income urban dwellers with hypertension in Malaysia. SAGE open medicine, 8. doi: 10.1177/2050312120960563

Mohammadi, S., Su, T.T., Jalaludin, M.Y., Dahlui, M., Azmi Mohamed, M.N., Papadaki, A., Jago, R., Toumpakari, Z. and Majid, H.A., 2020. School-based intervention to improve healthy eating practices among Malaysian adolescents: A feasibility study protocol. Frontiers in public health, 8, p.555. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.549637.

Tan, M.M., Su, T.T., Ting, R.S.K., Allotey, P. and Reidpath, D., 2020. Religion and mental health among older adults: Ethnic differences in Malaysia. Aging & mental health, pp.1-8. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1799939.

Schliemann, D., Htay, M.N.N., Dahlui, M., Paramasivam, D., Cardwell, C.R., Tamin, N.S.B.I., Somasundaram, S., Donnelly, C., Su, T.T. and Donnelly, M., 2020. Impact of a mass media campaign on breast cancer symptoms awareness and screening uptake in Malaysia: Findings from a quasi-experimental study. BMJ open, 10(8), p.e036503. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036503

Schliemann, D., Matovu, N., Ramanathan, K., Muñoz-Aguirre, P., O'Neill, C., Kee, F., Su, T.T. and Donnelly, M., 2020. Implementation of colorectal cancer screening interventions in low-income and middle-income countries: A scoping review protocol. BMJ open, 10(6), p.e037520. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037520.

Baharum, N.N., Ariffin, F., Isa, M.R. and Su, T.T., 2020. Health literacy, knowledge on cervical cancer and pap smear and its influence on pre-marital Malay Muslim women attitude towards pap smear. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP, 21(7), p.2021. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2020.21.7.2021.

Ng, A.K., Hairi, N.N., Dahlui, M., Su, T.T., Jalaludin, M.Y. and Majid, H.A., 2020. The longitudinal relationship between dietary intake, physical activity and muscle strength among adolescents. British Journal of Nutrition, 124(11), pp.1207-1218. doi: 10.1017/S0007114520002202.

Mohammadi, S., Su, T.T., Papadaki, A., Jalaludin, M.Y., Dahlui, M., Mohamed, M.N.A., Jago, R., Toumpakari, Z., Johnson, L. and Majid, H.A., 2020. Perceptions of eating practices and physical activity among Malaysian adolescents in secondary schools: A qualitative study with multi-stakeholders. Public health nutrition, pp.1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020002293.

Schliemann, D., Ismail, R., Donnelly, M., Cardwell, C.R. and Su, T.T., 2020. Cancer symptom and risk factor awareness in Malaysia: Findings from a nationwide cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 20, pp.1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08.

Thangiah, N., Chinna, K., Su, T.T., Jalaludin, M.Y., Al-Sadat, N. and Majid, H.A., 2020. Clustering and tracking the stability of biological CVD risk factors in adolescents: The Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team Study (MyHeARTs). Frontiers in public health, 8. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00069.

Schliemann, D., Paramasivam, D., Dahlui, M., Cardwell, C.R., Somasundaram, S., Tamin, N.S.B.I., Donnelly, C., Su, T.T. and Donnelly, M., 2020. Change in public awareness of colorectal cancer symptoms following the Be Cancer Alert Campaign in the multi-ethnic population of Malaysia. BMC cancer, 20(1), pp.1-12. doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-06742-3.

Su, T.T., Azzani, M., Donnelly, M. and Majid, H.A., 2020. Seeking medical help for cancer among urban dwellers in Malaysia—Emotional barriers and awareness of cancer symptoms. European journal of cancer care, 29(4), p.e13232. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13232.

Htay, M.N.N., Donnelly, M., Schliemann, D., Loh, S.Y., Dahlui, M., Tamin, N.S.B.I., Somasundaram, S. and Su, T.T., 2020. Translation and validation of the breast cancer awareness measurement tool in Malaysia (B-CAM-M). Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP, 21(1), p.217. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2020.21.1.217.

Beshti, M.M., Su, T.T., Farid N.D.N. and Azzani, M., 2020. Parents’ perception of child weight status, risk factors and health concern of childhood obesity: A systematic review. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 10, 15-32. doi: 10.22376/ijpbs/lpr.2020.10.1.L15-32.

Chan, K.Y., Adeloye, D., Asante, K.P., Calia, C., Campbell, H., Danso, S.O., Juvekar, S., Luz, S., Mohan, D., Muniz-Terrera, G., Nitrini, R. Noroozian, M., Nulkar, A., Nyame, S., Paralikar, V., Parra Rodriguez, M.A., Poon, A.N., Reidpath, D.D., Rudan, I. Stephan, B.C., Su, T.T., Wang, H., Watermeyer, T., Wilkinson, H., Yassuda, M.S., Yu, X. and Ritchie, C., 2019. Tackling dementia globally: The Global Dementia Prevention Program (GloDePP) collaboration. Journal of global health, 9(2). doi: 10.7189/jogh.09.020103.

Toumpakari, Z., Jago, R., Howe, L.D., Majid, H.A., Papadaki, A., Mohammadi, S., Jalaludin, M.Y., Dahlui, M., Nahar Azmi Mohamed, M., Su, T.T. and Johnson, L., 2019. Cardiometabolic risk factors and physical activity patterns maximizing fitness and minimizing fatness variation in Malaysian adolescents: a novel application of reduced rank regression. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(23), p.4662. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16234662.

Schliemann, D., Su, T.T., Paramasivam, D., Somasundaram, S., Ibrahim Tamin, N.S.B., Dahlui, M., Loh, S.Y. and Donnelly, M., 2019. The systematic cultural adaptation of a UK public health cancer awareness raising programme for Malaysia: The Be Cancer Alert Campaign. Translational behavioral medicine, 9(6), pp.1087-1099. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz134.

Hamzah, N.S.A., Farid, N.D.N., Yahya, A., Chin, C., Su, T.T., Rampal, S.R.L. and Dahlui, M., 2019. The prevalence and associated factors of depression, anxiety and stress of first year undergraduate students in a public higher learning institution in Malaysia. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(12), pp.3545-3557. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01537-y.

Gan Kim Soon, P., Lim, S.K., Rampal, S. and Su, T.T., 2019. A qualitative examination of barriers and solutions to renal transplantation in Malaysia: Key-informants’ perspective. PloS one, 14(8), p.e0220411. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220411.

Zainal, H., Dahlui, M., Soelar, S.A. and Su, T.T., 2019. Cost of preterm birth during initial hospitalization: a care provider’s perspective. PloS one, 14(6), p.e0211997. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211997.

Abd Rashid, R., Kanagasundram, S., Danaee, M., Abdul Majid, H., Sulaiman, A.H., Ahmad Zahari, M.M., Ng, C.G., Francis, B., Wan Husin, W.A.I. and Su, T.T., 2019. The prevalence of smoking, determinants and chance of psychological problems among smokers in an urban community housing project in Malaysia. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(10), p.1762. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101762.

Schliemann, D., Su, T.T., Paramasivam, D., Treanor, C., Dahlui, M., Loh, S.Y. and Donnelly, M., 2019. Effectiveness of mass and small media campaigns to improve cancer awareness and screening rates in Asia: A systematic review. Journal of global oncology, 5, pp.1-20. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00011.

Duong, T.V., Aringazina, A., Kayupova, G., Nurjanah, Pham, T.V., Pham, K.M., Truong, T.Q., Nguyen, K.T., Oo, W.M., Su, T.T., Majid, H.A., Sørensen, K., Lin, I-F., Chang, Y. and Chang, P.W., 2019. Development and validation of a new short-form health literacy instrument (HLS-SF12) for the general public in six Asian countries. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 3(2), pp.e91-e102. doi: 10.3928/24748307-20190225-01.

Morgan, K., Azzani, M., Khaing, S.L., Wong, Y.L. and Su, T.T., 2019. Acceptability of women self-sampling versus clinician-collected samples for HPV DNA testing: A systematic review. Journal of lower genital tract disease, 23(3), pp.193-199. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000476.

Azzani, M., Dahlui, M., Ishak, W.Z.W., Roslani, A.C. and Su, T.T., 2019. Provider costs of treating colorectal cancer in government hospital of Malaysia. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences: MJMS, 26(1), p.73. doi: 10.21315/mjms2019.26.1.7.

Azzani, M., Roslani, A.C. and Su, T.T., 2019. Determinants of household catastrophic health expenditure: A systematic review. The Malaysian journal of medical sciences: MJMS, 26(1), p.15. doi: 10.21315/mjms2019.26.1.3.

Mohammadi, S., Jalaludin, M.Y., Su, T.T., Dahlui, M., Mohamed, M.N.A. and Majid, H.A., 2019. Dietary and physical activity patterns related to cardio-metabolic health among Malaysian adolescents: A systematic review. BMC public health, 19(1), pp.1-19. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6557-z.

Mohammadi, S., Jalaludin, M.Y., Su, T.T., Dahlui, M., Azmi Mohamed, M.N. and Abdul Majid, H., 2019. Determinants of diet and physical activity in Malaysian adolescents: A systematic review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(4), p.603. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040603.

Su, T.T., Azzani, M., Adewale, A.P., Thangiah, N., Zainol, R. and Majid, H., 2019. Physical activity and health-related quality of life among low-income adults in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur. Journal of epidemiology, 29(2), pp.43-49. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170183.

Schliemann, D., Donnelly, M., Dahlui, M., Loh, S.Y., Ibrahim, N.S.B.T., Somasundaram, S., Donnelly, C. and Su, T.T., 2018. The ‘Be Cancer Alert Campaign’: protocol to evaluate a mass media campaign to raise awareness about breast and colorectal cancer in Malaysia. BMC Cancer, 18(1), pp.1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4769-8.

Hweissa, N.A. and Su, T.T., 2018. Awareness of cervical cancer and socio‐demographic variations among women in Libya: An exploratory study in Az‐Zawiya city. European journal of cancer care, 27(1), p.e12750. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12750.

Azizan, N.A., Thangiah, N., Su, T.T. and Majid, H.A., 2018. Does a low-income urban population practice healthy dietary habit? International health, 10(2), pp.108-115. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihy001.

Mohamed, K., Su, T.T., Jalaludin, M.Y., Al-Sadat, N. and Majid, H.A., 2018. Comparative validity of a Food Frequency Questionnaire (MyUM Adolescent FFQ) to estimate the habitual dietary intake of adolescents in Malaysia. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 27(4), 898-907. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.022018.03.

Quah, S.W., Abdul Majid, H., Al-Sadat, N., Yahya, A., Su, T.T. and Jalaludin, M.Y., 2018. Risk factors of vitamin D deficiency among 15-year-old adolescents participating in the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team Study (MyHeARTs). PloS one, 13(7), p.e0200736. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200736.

Current & Recent Research Grants

World Health Organization
Grant Holders: Tin Tin Su, Alexandre Rene Schaefer, Yeoh Seng Guan, Sharuna Elizabeth Verghis, Tan Min Min
Title of the project: Innovative community engagement models and prototypes for the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts
Amount awarded: USD89,699
Role: Principal investigator
January 2021–August 2021

Monash ASEAN Grant
Grant Holders: Tin Tin Su, Tan Min Min, Jeevitha Mariapun, Lee Tiong Chan, Teh Pei Lee, Ewilly J. Y. Liew, Denise Goodwin, Breanna Wrigt, Fatwa Seri Devi, Bui Ru Quyen, Pascal Geldsetzer
Title of the project: Evidence-based policies and interventions in hypertension management among ASEAN countries
Amount Awarded: RM530,800
Role: Principal investigator
2021–2024

Monash ASEAN Grant
Grant Holders: Teh Pei Lee, Tin Tin Su, Ewilly J. Y. Liew, Manjeevan Singh Seera, Ewe Soo Yeong, Stephanie Cheah, Chong Chun Yong, Keith Hill, Peter Ractham, Laddawan Kaewkitipong, Shinyi Wu, Tsai Tsai-Hsuan, Chee Wei Phang, Lu Ying, Ng Chee Perng
Title of the project: Sustainable Work through Women-in-tech Application for Older Women in Malaysia and Thailand: Integrating Action Research and Design Science Approach
Amount Awarded: RM540,000
Role: Co-investigator
2021–2024

Monash ASEAN Grant
Grant Holders: Devi Mohan, Tin Tin Su, Jessica Watterson, Deepa Alex, Aiedah Khalek , Narelle Warren, Hoang Van Minh, Duong Minh Duc, Louise Robinson, Daniel D Reidpath, Pascale Allotey, Michael James Penkunas, Kit Chan
Title of the project: Dementia toolkit for carers (DeToC): A comprehensive toolkit to support carers of people living with dementia in rural communities
Amount Awarded: RM380,105
Role: Co-investigator
2021–2024

Monash the NEtwork for Equity through Digital Health (NEED) Grant
Grant Holders: Tin Tin Su, Sivakumar Thurairajasingam, Alexandre Schaefer, Tan Min Min, Au Wee Chan, Soon Lay Ki, Reza Haffari, Lizhen Qu
Title of the project: ​Implementation of a Self-help Digital Mental Health Intervention (DMIH) to Nurses by Using a Fully Automated Conversational Agent
Role: Principal investigator
Amount awarded: RM300,000
2021–2023

Monash the NEtwork for Equity through Digital Health (NEED) Grant
Grant Holders: Karen Jennifer Golden, Tin Tin Su, Quek Kiat Fatt, Mohmad Farooq, Raphael Phan, Anuja Dharmaratne, Marie Yap, Patrick Olivier, Hannah Kirk, Narrelle Warren, Penelope Robinson, Kartini Illias, Nursuriati Jamil, Sazlina Kamaralzaman  
Project Title: Malaysian Partners in Parenting (M-PiP): Adapting a Personalized Positive Parenting Digital Health Program for Youth Mental Health Promotion in Malaysia
Role: Co-investigator
Amount awarded: RM333,520
2021–2023

Global Asia In The 21st Century (GA 21) Grant, Monash School of Business
Grant Holders: Tan Min Min, Tin Tin Su, Teh Pei Lee, Ting Fai Yu
Project Title: Self-perception of ageing and healthy ageing in a multicultural rural context: Towards an age-friendly community.
Role: Co-investigator
Amount awarded: RM19,669
January 2021–December 2021

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, University of Bristol
Grant holders: Laura Johnson, Tin Tin Su, Ruth Salway, Miranda Armstrong, Charlie Foster
Project Title: Staying active at home: the impact of COVID-19 movement restrictions on physical activity in a low-income semi-rural population
Amount awarded: £19,988
Role: Co-investigator
01.06.2020–31.07.2020

Australian Research Council, Discovery Project 2020
Grant holders: Narelle Warren, Paul Mason, Chris Barton, Darshini Ayton, Sara Niner, Bianca Brijnath, Devi Mohan, Tin Tin Su, Daniel Reidpath
Project Title: Global Dementias: Examining Structural Vulnerability and Dementia Outcomes
Amount awarded: AUD508,220
Role: Co-investigator
2020–2023

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Grant Holders: Ting Sing Kiat, Maude Elvira Phipps, Loganathan Krishnan, Adriana Maria Ortega Rodriguez, Tin Tin Su
Project Title: Healthcare utility among Orang Asli: Developing an ecological healthcare rationality model. Amount awarded RM100,200
Role: Co-investigator
1.11.2020–31.10.2022

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia.  Grant Holders: Cheong Wing Loong, Tin Tin Su, Shaun Lee Wen Huey Daniel D. Reidpath, Narelle Warren, Sylvia McCarthy
Project Title: Understanding the palliative care needs and the experience of patients living with chronic disease and their caregivers
Amount awarded: RM140,000
Role: Co-investigator
01.11.2020–31.10.2023

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Grant Holders. Chong Chun Wie, Gan Siew Hua Sadequr Rahman Tin Tin Su, Qasim Ayub Darren Creek
Project Title: Understanding the crosstalk between salivary amylase, oral and gut microbiome, as well as host metabolome in intestinal inflammation and their association with obesity and overweight in Malaysia
Amount Awarded: RM138,000
Role: Co-investigator
01.11.2020–31.10.2023

MRC-UK, Global Challenge Research Fund
Grant Holders: Matthew Prina, Barbara Barrett, Charlotte Hanlon, Tin Tin Su, Cleusa P. Ferri, Girmay Medhin, Graciela Terrera
Title of the project: Investigating MUltimorbidity ThroUgh cApacity buiLding (MUTUAL)
Amount Awarded: £199,728
Role: Co-investigator (project lead in Malaysia)
2020–2022

Newton Fund Impact Scheme: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) & Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
Grant holders: Michael Donnelly, Tin Tin Su, Min Min Tan, Devi Mohan, Nur Aishah binti Mohd Taib, Desiree Schliemann, Chris Cardwell
Title of the project: The implementation of the community education and navigation programme (CENP) for Breast cancer early diagnosis in Malaysia
Amount awarded: £150,000
Role: Co-principal investigator (project lead in Malaysia)
2020–2022

Medical Research Council UK and Ministry of Education Malaysia (Joint call for NCD)
Grant holders: Laura Johnson, Russ Jago, Louise Millard, Andy Skinner, Debbie Lawlor, Miranda Armstrong, Mohamed
Shajahan Yasin, Tin Tin Su, Daniel Reidpath
Title of the project: Innovating behaviour and health surveillance for cardiovascular disease prevention in Malaysia
Amount awarded: RM2.1 million
Role: Co-investigator
2020–2021 Ongoing

John Templeton Foundation (USA)
Grant holders: Tin Tin Su, Daniel Reidpath, Pascale Allotey, Tan Min Min, Rachel Ting Sing Kiat
Title of the project: Religion and physical and mental health among elderly in a predominantly Muslim and multicultural community: the causal linkages
Amount awarded: USD168,837.00
Role: Principal investigator
2019–2021 Ongoing

Ministry of Education-Malaysia Research University Network (MRUN) Long term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
Grant holders: Mas Ayu Said, Tin Tin Su, Hazreen Majid, Nithiah Thangiah, Tan Maw Pin, Rozmi Ismail
Title of the project: "Enhancing Quality and Longevity of Life of Malaysian B40 (EQuaL Life- MyB40)"
Amount awarded: RM250,000
Role: Co-principal investigator
2019–2021

Medical Research Council UK (MRCUK)
Grant holders: Michael Donnelly, Chris Cardwell Ciaran O’Neill, Désirée Schliemann, Frank Kee, Tin Tin Su, Daniel D Reidpath
Title of the project: A study of the implementation of population-based bowel cancer screening in Malaysia
Amount awarded: £202,396.00
Duration: 15.11.2018–14.11.2020
Role: Co-investigator
Ongoing

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) and Medical Research Council UK (MRCUK)
Grant holders: Michael Donnelly, Tin Tin Su, Conan Donnelly, Anna Gavin, Frank Kee, Loh Siew Yin, Maznah Dahlui
Title of the project: Promoting Awareness of Cancer and Early Detection Initiative (PACED Initiative) in Malaysia
Amount awarded: £397,741.00
Duration: 1.01.2017–15.06.2019
Role: Principal investigator (Malaysia)
Ongoing

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) and Medical Research Council UK (MRCUK)
Grant holders: Russ Jago, Angeliki Papadaki, Laura Johnson, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Tin Tin Su, Maznah Dahlui, Azmi Mohamed Nahar, Hazreen Abdul Majid
Title of the project: Diet, physical activity and cardiometabolic health in Malaysian adolescents: from epidemiology to intervention (MyHeart Beat)
Amount awarded: £381,274.00
Duration: 1.01.2017–31.03.2019
Role: Co-investigator
Ongoing

University of Malaya: Health and Translational Medicine Cluster Flagship project
Grant holders: Tin Tin Su, Awang Bulgiba, Maznah Dahlui, Azmi Mohamed Nahar, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Rusdi Abdul Rashid
Title of the project: “PARTNER (Participatory Action Research Through Negiotiation and Empowerment of Residents”
Amount awarded: RM971,000.00 (USD242,750.00)
Duration: 9.09.2011–16.09.2017
Role: Principal investigator
Completed

University of Malaya: Research University Funding
Grant holders: Tin Tin Su, Maznah Dahlui, Sanjay Rampal
Title of the project: Healthy campus initiative: Review of policy toward healthy lifestyle in the campus
Amount awarded: RM170,000.00 (USD42,500.00)
Duration: 2.01.2015–31.02.2016
Role: Principal investigator
Completed

University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG)
Grant holders: Tin Tin Su, Wong Yut Lin, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin
Title of the project: Population health enhancement initiative: A multidimensional approach
Amount awarded: RM252,800.00 (USD63,200.00)
Duration: 24.06.2013–23.06.2015
Role: Principal investigator
Completed

Research Supervision

Completed

Shaheena Shehnaz Ahmed Riffaie Thowfeek (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Master by Research
Thesis Title: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in the community:
Analysis of persistence and molecular characterization (A case study on Segamat, Malaysia) 
Completed
Associate supervisor

Nurul Ain Azzizan (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of life style intervention among low income people with hypertension
Completed
Joint supervisor

Nithiah Thangiah (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Socioeconomic inequality in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among adolescents
Completed
Joint supervisor

Peter Gan Kim Soon (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: Access to Renal Transplantation and Post- transplantation Prognosis (ReTRAPP) Study in Malaysia
Completed
Main supervisor

Nur Sofiani Diana Mohammed Yusof (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: The status and Associated Factors of financial difficulty and Financial Support among Breast Cancer survivors in Kuala Lumpur
Joint supervisor

Ali Khudair Abbas Anbori (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Customer satisfaction on quality of health care services of private hospitals in Sana’a, Yemen
Completed
Main supervisor

Meram Mohd Ali Azzani (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: The economic cost of colorectal cancer treatment in tertiary hospital in Malaysia
Completed
Main supervisor

Nada Ab. Mansour Hweissa (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Population awareness and health care providers’ behaviour on cervical cancer prevention in  Az-Zawiya – Libya
Completed
Main & sole supervisor

Fauziah Bt Abdullah (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: A call-recall system to increase attendance at screening for cervical cancer among non-compliance female school teachers in Kuala Lumpur: A community trial study
Completed
Main supervisor

Balachandar A/L Sayapathi (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: The effectiveness of applying different permissible exposure limits in preserving hearing threshold level among automobile industry workers: An intervention study
Completed
Co-supervisor

Chow Sze Loon (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: The Development of A Work-Directed Intervention on Return to Work For People Living With Colorectal Cancer
Completed
Main supervisor

Tukur Ismail (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: A review of emergency obstetric care services and obstetric fistula in north - western Nigeria
Completed
Main supervisor

Justen Wong Han Wei (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: The health system in Malaysia: Evolution of the mixed Public-Private health sectors towards achieving and maintaining universal health coverage
Completed
Main supervisor

Khairunnisa Mohamed (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: Assessment of dietary intake among adolescent and development Food Frequency Questionnaire for the Adolescent in Malaysia
Completed
Co-supervisor

Nurul Haniza Md Yusof (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: Internet engagement and its association with weight parameters among Malaysian adolescents
Completed
Main supervisor

Safaridah Anuar (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: The evaluation of patient safety culture in public hospitals in Malaysia: A multi centre assessment using Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture – Bahasa Melayu Version (HSOPSC-BM)
Completed
Main & sole supervisor

Hadzri Zainal (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: Economic costs of preterm birth during initial hospitalization: Care provider and Family Perspectives
Completed
Main supervisor

Nor Hana binti Ahmad Bahuri (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: Awareness and prediction of active ageing among the non-professional group of public employees in Malaysia: A cross sectional study
Completed
Co-supervisor

Tan Foo Lan (University of Malaya)
Degree: Master of Medical Science (Research)
Thesis Title: Return to work and quality of life in multiethnic breast cancer survivors–a mixed method study
Completed
Co-supervisor

Pri Chaskar (University of Malaya)
Degree: Master of Medical Science (Research)
Thesis Title: Cultural Validation and Psychometric Properties of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire
Completed
Co-supervisor

Liyana Ramli (University of Malaya)
Degree: Master of Medical Science (Research)
Thesis Title: Dietary intake and eating pattern among adolescents in Malaysia and its relation to the risk of cardiovascular disease
Completed
Co-supervisor

Ongoing

Vithya Velaithan (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctorate by Research
Project Title: Active and Successful Ageing - a Malaysian Perspective
3/12/20–Present
Main supervisor (principal supervisor)

Adeola Folayan (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctorate by Research
Project Title: Non-Communicable Diseases: Prevalence, Effect of Health Insurance on Treatment-seeking Behavior
16/11/20–Present
Main supervisor (principal supervisor)

Jee Kei Chan (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctorate by Research
Project title: Exploring the relationship between socioeconomic status and autobiographical memory
13/04/21–Present
Associate supervisor

Mun Sun Lee (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctorate by Research
Project Title: Understanding the palliative care needs and experience of patients living with chronic disease
4/05/21–Present
Associate supervisor

Sutha Rajakumar (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Masters by Research
Project Title: Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors Among Adolescent and Children with Familial Cardiovascular Diseases
15/12/20–Present
Main supervisor (principal supervisor)

Mawia M. Beshti (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: The association between parental health literacy, knowledge of obesity risk factors and perception of childhood obesity, and obesity status of primary school children in West area of Libya
2017–Present
Joint supervisor

Mohammad Asif Arsalan (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Efficacy of a Community Pilates Exercise Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Survivor
2017–Present
Joint supervisor

Mila Nu Nu Htay (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Promoting Awareness of Breast Cancer and Early Detection Initiative by using Mass Media Campaign in Malaysia
2018–Present
Joint supervisor

Darishiani Paramasivam (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Cultural Adaptation and Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Raising Mass Media Campaign in Malaysia
2018–Present
Joint supervisor

Sanpagavalli A/P Doraimuthu (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Thesis Title: "Perceived susceptibility of colorectal cancer and perceived benefit and barrier of colorectal
cancer screening in Malaysia"
2018–Present
Joint supervisor

Kogila Ramanathan (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Implementation of colorectal cancer screening in Malaysia
2019–Present
Main supervisor

Teong Kai Sheng (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: M Phil
Thesis Title: Schema-agnostic entity matching using pre-trained language models: Application to Health
and Demographic Surveillance System 
2019–Present
Associate supervisor

Roy Rillera Marzo (Monash University Malaysia)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Causal effect of active ageing among Malaysian older adults
2020–Present
Main supervisor

Recognition & Achievements

Health Literacy Leadership Award (2018). Conferred by Asia Health Literacy Association

Travel award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attend the "Decision Making in Public Health" at the Heidelberg Institute for Global Health, University of Heidelberg, 2018

Yufong International Health Literacy Award (2017). Conferred by Asia Health Literacy Association

Travel award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attend the "Global Mental Health Summer School 2016" at the Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, 2016

UMSC CaRE fund award, University Malaya Medical Center, 2016. To attend the training on Interdisciplinary Approaches on Behavioral Health and Behavioral Interventions at the Chinese University Hong Kong

Travel award from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to attend proposal writing workshop on "Cost effectiveness of health care interventions under extreme uncertainty in developing countries" in Greifswald University, Germany

Travel award from Asia Health Literacy Association to attend the Third International Conference on Health Literacy and Healthcare Efficiency conference. November 9-11, 2015. Tainan, Taiwan"

“Excellence Service Award (Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang) for the year 2014” conferred by the University of Malaya, 15th May 2015.

“UMCares Certificate of Excellence Award 2014” conferred by University of Malaya for contribution to the community

“Research collaboration Development Award” conferred by British High Commission, Singapore (2013) to strengthen the research collaboration between UK and Malaysia

“The most valuable partner award” conferred by 1st Asia Pacific Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine Conference (July 2012) for outstanding contribution to the conference.

Scholarship of the DAAD “German Academic Exchange Service”(2003 – 2006) to pursue doctoral study

Scholarship of the DAAD “German Academic Exchange Service”(2000 – 2001) to attend master programme

Scholarship of the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.v Germany (1997 – 1998) for advanced professional training

Government Scholarship, Union of Myanmar (1982 – 1990): Scholarship for Top 100 students in the nation