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

Dr Tin Tin Su is a public health physician and researcher with more than 20 years of working experience. She is passionate in improving population health via community health development approach, health system research, and evidence based policy formulation.

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

  • Cancer awareness and health literacy
  • Health economics
  • Public health programme evaluation
  • Community health development
  • Health system and policy
  • Social determinants of health

Publications

Publication & Citation Metrics

Altogether 65 manuscripts were published in peer reviewed journals with good impact factors, resulting in following citation metrics

Researcher ID: H index (10), Total citation (399)

Scopus citation: H index (12), Total citation (516)

Google scholar: H index (17), Total citation (1024)

Recent Selected Publications (5 Years)

Schliemann D, Donnelly M, Dahlui M, Loh SY, Tamin Ibrahim NSB, Somasundaram S, Donnelly C, Su TT (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. 2018 Sep 10;18(1):881. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4769-8.

Su TT, Azzani M, Adewale AP, Thangiah N, Zainol R, Majid H. Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Low-Income Adults in Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur (2018). J Epidemiol. 2018 Jun 30. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170183. [Epub ahead of print]

Hweissa NA and Su TT (2018). Awareness of Cervical Cancer and Socio-Demographic Variations among Women in Libya: an exploratory study in Az-Zawiya city. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jan; 27(1). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12750. Epub 2017 Sep 27.

Azizan A, Thangiah N, Su TT, Majid HA (2018) Does the Low-income Urban Population Practice Healthy Dietary Habit? Int Health. 2018 Mar 1;10(2):108-115. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihy001.

Khairunnisa Mohamed, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Tin Tin Su, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin and Nabilla Al-Sadat Abdul Mohsein (2018). Reproducibility and validity of a Food Frequency Questionnaire (MyUM Adolescent FFQ) to estimate the habitual dietary intake of adolescents in Malaysia. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(4):898-907. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.022018.03.

Shiao Wei Quah, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Nabilla Al-Sadat, Abqariyah Yahya, Tin Tin Su, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin (2018). Risk Factors Of Vitamin D Non-Sufficiency Among 15-Year-Old Adolescents Participating In The Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team Study (MyHeARTs). PLoS One. 2018 Jul 19;13(7):e0200736. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200736. eCollection 2018.

Zulkipli AF, Islam T, Mohd Taib NA, Dahlui M, Bhoo-Pathy N, Al-Sadat N, Abdul Majid H, Hussain S; MyBCC Study Group (2018). Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients in Malaysia: An Early Report From the MyBCC Study. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Jun;17(2):312-321. doi: 10.1177/1534735417745248. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Su TT, Tan FL, Azzani M, Loh SY (2017). Breast cancer survivors’ return to work and wage loss in a middle income country. Supportive Care in Cancer. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3987-y

Azzani M, Yahya A, Roslani AC, Su TT (2017). Catastrophic Health Expenditure among Colorectal Cancer Patients and Their Families: a case of Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. Sep;29 (6):485-494. doi: 10.1177/1010539517732224.

Majid HA, Keow LP, Islam T, Su TT, Cantwell M, Taib NA; MyBCC Study Group (2017). Nutritional Status of Breast Cancer Survivors 1 Year after Diagnosis: A Preliminary Analysis from the Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Jul 27. pii: S2212-2672(17)30553-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.05.024.

Loh SY, Saun SS, Tin TS (2017). Cancer Awareness inn Malaysia – What’s the next. Open Access Journal of Cancer & Oncology. Published at 2017 July 18.

Duong Van Tuyen, Altyn Aringazina, Gaukhar Baisunova, Nurjanah Nj, Pham Minh Khue, Truong Quang Tien, Nguyen Trung Kien, Win Myint Oo, Emma Mohamad, Tin Tin Su, Sharine Hwang, Kristine Sørensen, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Stephan Van D Brouke, Peter Wushou Chang (2017). Measuring health literacy in Asia: Validation of the HLS-EU-Q47 survey tool in six Asian countries. Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 Feb;27(2):80-86. doi: 10.1016/j.je.2016.09.005

Ng CG, Mohamed S, Kaur K, Sulaiman AH, Zainal NZ, Taib NA; MyBCC Study group. Perceived distress and its association with depression and anxiety in breast cancer patients. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 15;12(3):e0172975. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172975. eCollection 2017.

Ismail Tukur, Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya, Tin Tin Su, Chan Chee Khoon, Tukur Muhammed-Baba (2017). Risk factors for Obstetric fistula in Northwest Nigeria 2013: a case control study. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences. ejbps, 2017, Volume 4, Issue 7, 161-169.

Azzani M; Roslani A; Su TT (2016). Financial burden of colorectal cancer treatment among patients and their families in a middle-income country. Supportive Care in Cancer 2016 Oct; 24(10):4423-32. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3283-2.

Abdul Majid H, Ramli L, Ying SP, Su TT, Jalaludin MY, Abdul Mohsein NA (2016). Dietary Intake among Adolescents in a Middle-Income Country: An Outcome from the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team Study (the MyHeARTs Study). PLoS One. 2016 May 17;11(5): e0155447. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155447.

Majid HA, Amiri M, Mohd Azmi N, Su TT, Jalaludin MY, Al-Sadat N (2016). Physical activity, body composition and lipids changes in adolescents: analysis from the MyHeART Study. Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 28;6:30544. doi:10.1038/srep30544.

Al-Sadat N, Majid HA, Sim PY, Su TT, Dahlui M, Abu Bakar MF, Dzaki N, Norbaya S, Murray L, Cantwell MM, Jalaludin MY; MyHeART study group (2016). Vitamin D deficiency in Malaysian adolescents aged 13 years: findings from the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study (MyHeARTs). BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 18;6(8):e010689. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010689.

Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Abqariyah Yahya, Nabilla Al-Sadat, Maznah Dahlui, Tin Tin Su, Nithiah Thangiah, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Hazreen Abdul Majid, MyHeART Study Group (2016). High-Risk Behavior Among Young Adolescents in The Central and Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia: Baseline Data from The MyHeART Study. J Child Fam Stud. November 2016, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 3204–3213. DOI 10.1007/s10826-016-0494-6 6.

Hweissa NA, Lim JN, Su TT (2016). Health-care Providers’ Perceptions, Attitudes toward, and Recommendation Practice of Cervical Cancer Screening. The Eur J Cancer Care. 2016 Sep; 25(5):864-70. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12537. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Ismail Tukur, Chan Chee Khoon, Tin Tin Su, Tukur Muhammed-Baba Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya (2016). Why Women Are Averse To Facility Delivery In Northwest Nigeria: A Qualitative Inquiry.  Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2016 May;45(5):586-95.

Islam T, Bhoo-Pathy N, Su TT, et al. Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort (MyBCC): A Study Protocol. BMJ Open 2015. Oct 26;5(10):e008643. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008643

Hazreen Abdul Majid, Mohd Shahfiq A Abidin, Azimah Zamani, Tin Tin Su and Farizah Mohd Hairi. Systematic Review on the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents in Malaysia 1990-2014.EC Nutrition 2.6 (2015): 475-482.

Dahlui M, Jahan NK, Majid HA, Jalaludin MY, Murray L, Cantwell M, Su TT, Nabilla Al-Sadat N. (2015) Risk and Protective Factors for Cigarette Use in Young Adolescents in a School Setting: What Could Be Done Better? PLoS One. 2015 Jun 11;10(6):e0129628. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129628. eCollection 2015

Ismail Tukur, Munir’deen Aderemi Ijaiya, Tin Tin Su, Chan Chee Khoon, Tukur Muhammed-Baba and Chinna Karuthan (2015) Analysis of 137 obstetric fistula cases seen at three fistula centers in northwest Nigeria. East African Medical Journal Vol. 92 No. 8 August 2015

Apalasamy YD, Rampal S, Salim A, Moy FM, Su TT, Majid HA, Bulgiba A, Mohamed Z. (2015) Polymorphisms of the Resistin Gene and Their Association with Obesity and Resistin Levels in Malaysian Malays. Biochemical Genetics 05/2015; 53(4-6). DOI:10.1007/s10528-015-9678-9.

Chow SL, Loh SY, Su TT. (2015) Perceived Barriers and Facilitators for Return to Work Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Malaysian Healthcare Professionals Experience- A Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of UOEH 01/2015; 37(2):127-38. DOI: 10.7888/juoeh.37.127

Su TT, Amiri M, Mohd Hairi F, Thangiah N, Bulgiba A, Majid HA (2015). Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk among low-income urban dwellers in Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:516984. doi: 10.1155/2015/516984. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

Su TT, Amiri M, Mohd Hairi F, Thangiah N, Dahlui M, Majid HA (2015). Body composition indices and predicted cardiovascular disease risk profile among urban dwellers in Malaysia. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:174821. doi: 10.1155/2015/174821. Epub 2015 Jan 29.

Ng CG, Mohamed S, See MH, Harun F, Dahlui M, Sulaiman AH, Zainal NZ, Taib NA; MyBCC Study group (2015). Anxiety, depression, perceived social support and quality of life in Malaysian breast cancer patients: a 1-year prospective study.Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Dec 30;13:205. doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0401-7.

Su TT, Majid HA, Nahar AM, Azizan NA, Hairi FM, Thangiah N, Dahlui M, Bulgiba A, Murray LJ. (2014) The effectiveness of a life style modification and peer support home blood pressure monitoring in hypertension control: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S4. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S4.

Islam T, Dahlui M, Majid H, Nahar A, Mohd Taib N, Su TT; MyBCC study group. (2014)Factors associated with return to work of breast cancer survivors: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S8.

Fadzlina A, Harun F, Nurul Haniza M, Al Sadat N, Murray L, Cantwell MM, Su TT, Majid H, Jalaludin M. (2014) Metabolic syndrome among 13 year old adolescents: prevalence and risk factors. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S7.

Hazreen M, Su TT, Jalaludin M, Dahlui M, Chinna K, Ismail M, Murray L, Cantwell M, Sadat N; MyHeART Study Group. (2014) An exploratory study on risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases among adolescents in Malaysia: overview of the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study (The MyHeART study).(2014) BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S6.

Hanifah R, Majid H, Jalaludin M, Al-Sadat N, Murray LJ, Cantwell M, Su TT, Nahar A. (2014) Fitness level and body composition indices: cross-sectional study among Malaysian adolescent. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S5. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S5.

Amiri M, Majid H, Hairi F, Thangiah N, Bulgiba A, Su TT. (2014) Prevalence and determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors among the residents of urban community housing projects in Malaysia. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S3. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S3.

Wong LP, Atefi N, Majid HA, Su TT. (2014) Prevalence of pregnancy experiences and contraceptive knowledge among single adults in a low-socio-economic suburban community in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S1. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-S3-S1.

Azzani A, Roslani AC, SuTT. (2014) The perceived cancer related financial hardship among patients and their families: systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer. DOI:10.1007/s00520-014- 2474-y

Sim PY, Su TT, Majid HA, Nahar AM, Jalaludin MY (2014) A comparison study of portable foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance scale to measure body fat percentage in Asian adults and children. BioMed Research International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/475659

Su TT, Sim PY, Nahar AM, Majid HA, Murray LJ, Cantwell MM, Al-Sadat N, Jalaludin MY (2014). Association between self-reported physical activity and indicators of body composition in Malaysian adolescents. Prev Med. 67 (100-105)

Sareh Dashti,H. Leonard Joseph, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani, Su TT, Latiffah Abd. Latiff, Reza Jafarzadeh Esfehani. (2014). Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity among Iranian Women. World Applied Sciences Journal 32 (3): 422-428.

Chow SL, Su AT, SuTT. (2014) Development of Conceptual Framework to Understand Factors Associated with Return to Work among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review. Iranian Journal of Public Health. Vol. 43, No.4, Apr 2014, pp. 391-405

Sareh Dashti, Su TT, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani, Reza Jafarzadeh Esfehani. (2014) Effect of Physical Activity Level on Emotional Status of Iranian Women. World Applied Sciences Journal 30 (7): 852-857

Research Funding

Involve in several local and international collaborative research projects and have a track record of obtaining research funding as a principal investigator and co-investigator.

Two Newton Ungku Omar research funding worth £ 779,015 was secured in the year 2017

Current & Recent Research Grants

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 to 14.11.2020.
Role: Co-Investigator. On going

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 to 15.06.2019.
Role: Principal Investigator (Malaysia). On going

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. On going

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:  RM 971,000.00 (USD 242,750.00) 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:  RM 170,000.00 (USD 42,500.00) 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:  RM 252,800.00 (USD 63,200.00) Duration: 24.06.2013-23.06.2015.
Role: Principal investigator. Completed

Research Supervision

Completed

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
Thesis submitted and waiting for viva
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)
Thesis submitted and waiting for viva
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
Thesis submitted and waiting for viva
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

Nurul Ain Azzizan (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of life style intervention among low income people with hypertension
2014-present
Joint supervisor

Reena A/P Balan (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Health Literacy among Parents of Malaysian Adolescents
2015-present
Joint supervisor

Nithiah Thangiah (University of Malaya)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis Title: Socioeconomic inequality in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among adolescents
2015-present
Joint 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

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
2014-present
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
2016-present

Recognition & Achievements

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