Dr. Aiedah Khalek
Dr. Aiedah is a lecturer in General Studies and a Convenor at the General Studies, Malaysia Immersion Hub, Monash University Malaysia. Her research expertise ranging on the field of religion and society, and specific interests on halal, consumption and socialization in society. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Malaya, studied on halal consumption among Generation Y. She currently works on halal commensality and socialization between Muslim and non-Muslims and actively involves in a research collaboration on national unity.
PhD (Social Science), University of Malaya
Master of Shariah (Politics),University of Malaya
Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage, International Islamic University Malaysia
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (GCHE), Monash University
Member, The Malaysian Social Science Association, (present)
Member, The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) (present)
Aiedah research interest lies broadly in the study of religion, ethnicity, and society. She investigates the dynamic interaction between religion, human consumption, and nation-building in various contexts. Her recent work unfolds halal commensality practices and social cohesion in Malaysia and examines the role of NGO in national integration and unity. She has presented her research findings in many International conferences and published her work in reputable journals.She was also invited to share on her research and knowledge by the local institution and Indonesian NGOs.
Aiedah teaches the General Studies Units including Ethnic Relations and Islamic and Asian Civilizations. She adopts student-centered learning and blended learning strategies in learning and teaching practices. Her classes involve a lot of active learning activities such as discussions, role play, presentation, and group work. She uses technology in providing an alternative platform in learning through video recording, online quizzes, and online forum. She also led the General Studies at Malaysia Immersion Hub and serve as a Chief Examiner for the General Studies Units.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2018), Entrepreneurship and the Halal Wave in Malaysia in Norhayati Zakaria and Kaushal Leena (Ed.) Global Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in Sharing economy, Hershey USA: IGI Global.
Aiedah AK, Mmi Kamilah, Lkc Audrey (2015). E-Learning Pilot Project: Challenges And Initiatives In The Implementation Of E-Learning In The Malaysian Studies Module At Taylor’s University In Sf Tang, L Logannathan (Ed.), Taylor's 7th Teaching And Learning Conference 2014: Holistic Education: Enacting Change (247-255). Singapore: Springer.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Ros Aiza Mohd Mokhtar, Adrian Yao (2019) Exploring Halal Dining Experience and Its Influence on Social Cohesion in Malaysia, Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (in Press).
Sarjit S. Gill & Ahmad Tarmizi Talib Ros Aiza Mohd Mokhtar, Abd Hakim Mohad, Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2019), Penglibatan Belia dalam Program Perpaduan Anjuran NGO Belia di Sabah, Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies 19 (1), 93-106.
Ros Aiza Mohd Mokhtar, Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Che Zarina Shaari., Abdul Hakim Mohad (2018) Factors Influencing The Intention Of Kedayan Muslims To Perform The Traditional Culture Associated With Syncretism, Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 26 (2), 705-716.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek And Ros Aiza Mohd Mokhtar (2017). With Or Without Halal Logo? A Descriptive Analysis Of The Generation Y Perceptions On The National Halal Certification Malaysia, Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies Vol. 3(1), 242-249.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek and Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail (2015), Why are We Eating Halal? Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in Predicting Halal Food Consumption among Generation Y in Malaysia, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (ISSN2010-3646), Vol. 5 No 7, 608-614.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek and Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail (2015), A Conceptual Framework On The Factors Influencing Halal Consumption: An Exploratory Study Among Muslim Consumers In Malaysia, Online Journal of Research in Islamic Studies 2 (3), ISSN 2289-6821,1-12.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2015), Syarifah Hayaati Syed Ismail and Hairunnisa Mohamad Ibrahim Sharifah (2015), A Study On The Factors Influencing Young Muslims’ Behavioral Intention In Consuming Halal Food In Malaysia, Jurnal Syariah, Vol 23, No 1, 53-74.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2014), Young Consumers’ Attitude towards Halal Food Outlets and JAKIM’s Halal Certification in Malaysia.Procedia Social and Behavioral Science, Science Direct, Volume 121, 19 March 2014, Pages 26–34.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2012), Exploring the Use Project-Based Learning on Students’ Engagement at Taylors’ University, Malaysia. Jurnal BITARA UPSI, Vol 5/ 2012, ISSN 1394-7176, pp. 17-29.
Aiedah Binti Abdul Khalek and Audrey Lee (2012), The Application Of Project-Based Learning In Enhancing Students’ Engagement In Malaysian Studies And English Language At Taylors’ College School Of Hospitality And Tourism, Malaysia. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Education (ISSN 1985-9414), Vol. 2 Issue 1 Aug 2012.
Selected Conferences Presentations
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Halal Commensality Experiences in a Multireligious Society: A Mixed Method Approach, the European Social Science Conference, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 10-13 September 2019.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek,Speaker and Judge, Seminar, Art Performance and Paper Presentation Competition, ASEAN Youth Cultural Exposure 2019, Indonesian Youth Center to Act for Nation, University of Malaya, 22 March 2019.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Keynote Speaker, Malaysian Cultural Heritage: Baba Nyonya, ASEAN Youth Cultural Exposure#5 2018, Indonesian Youth Center to Act for Nation, University of Malaya, 6th July 2018.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Keynote Speaker, Ethnic Relations in Malaysia, International Conference on Cultural and Tourism, ASEAN Youth Cultural Exposure#3 2017, Indonesian Youth Center to Act for Nation, University of Malaya, 14th October 2017.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, A Comparative Study between East and West Malaysia: Exploring Halal Dining Experience in a Multi-religious Society and its Impact on Social Cohesion, Religion and Society Conference, University Malaysia Sabah, 22nd August 2017.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek and Ros Aiza Mokhtar, Managing Differences in Food Consumption in a Multi Religious Society, 1st International Halal Management Conference, Sejong University Korea, 14-18th August 2017.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, The Element of Social Cohesion in NGO Programmes in Sabah: A Preliminary Study: International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, International Islamic University College, Selangor, 26th April 2017.
Abdul Hakim Mohad, Ros Aiza Mohd Mokhtar, Ahmad Tarmizi Talib, Sarjit S Gill & Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The Role of NGOs in Sabah on Social Cohesion: A Preliminary Studies, International Seminar on Social Science Research, Walailak University, 15th & 16th Dec 2016.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, With or Without Halal Logo? A Descriptive Analysis of Generation Y Perceptions’ on the National Halal Certification Malaysia. 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne Australia, 29th -30th July 2016.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek and Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail, Halal Consumption among Generation Y in Malaysia, 5th International Conference of Islamic Marketing, University of Istanbul Turkey, 6-8 August 2015.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek and Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail, Why are We Eating Halal-Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in Predicting Halal Food Consumption among Generation Y in Malaysia, 2nd International Conference on Sociality Culture and Humanities, Moscow Russia, June 22-23 2014.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Government Initiatives for Halal Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Seminar, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 11th Sept 2014.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Inayatul Mohd Mahyuddin, Audrey Lee Kim Choo, E-Learning Pilot Project: Challenges and Initiatives in the Implementation of E-Learning in the Malaysian Studies Module at Taylor’s University, Teaching and Learning Conference, Taylor’s University, November 2014.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Inayatul Kamilah and Hairunnisa Mohd Ibrahim, Exploring the Implementation of Project Based Learning Among Undergraduate Students in Taylors University. International Conference on Social Education and Community, UUM, Langkawi, Kedah, 11-13 November 2013.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Young Consumers’ Attitude towards Halal Food Outlets and JAKIM’s Halal Certification in Malaysia.International Halal Conference, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-12 Sept 2012.
Aiedah Abdul Khalek, Syarifah Hayaati Syed Ismail and Hairunnisa Mohamad Ibrahim Sharifah, Factors Influencing Young Muslims’ Intention to Consume Halal Food, Global Islamic Marketing Conference, Cairo Egypt,17-18 December 2012.
NurAinif Omar, Aiedah Abdul Khalek & Thamayanthee, Intercultural and Interreligious Issues of International Students in Private University, National Conference of Management of International Students, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Sept 2011.
Aiedah Binti Abdul Khalek, Exploring the Use Of Project-Based Learning Among Students Learning History at Taylor’s College, Malaysia, International Conference on Lesson Study, Indonesia University of Education. Bandung, Indonesia. 1stAugust, 2009.
Tan Meng Yoe, Farooq Shaikh, Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2020-2021), Engaging Stigmatized Diseases Through Religion: Misinformation, Trust, and Empowerment, Global Asia in the 21st Century Research Grant, Monash University Malaysia, RM20,000
Hakim Mohad, Ros Aiza Mokhtar , Sarjit Singh , Ahmad Tarmizi Talib, Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2019-2020), Model of NGOs' Engagement in National Unity in Multiracial Society, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education Malaysia, RM88,250
Aiedah Khalek (2018-2019) A Quantitative Study Of Halal Commensality And Social Cohesion In Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia, RM7229
Hakim Mohad, Ros Aiza Mokhtar , Sarjit Singh , Ahmad Tarmizi Talib, Aiedah Abdul Khalek (2017-2018),The Role of NGOs in National Integration in Sabah, Research and Training Institute of National Integration under the Prime Minister Department, RM49,900
Aiedah Khalek and Ros Aiza Mokhtar (2016-2017) Exploring Halal Dining Experience among Urban Generation Y and its Impact on Social Cohesion in Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia, RM7,700
Adrian Yao,Timothy, Aiedah Khalek, Nurul Fazreen (2015-2016) General Studies & Monash English Bridging Transformational Project, Funding: Monash University Better Teaching and Better Learning Grant, RM50,000
The Best Paper Award, 2nd International Conference on Sociality Culture and Humanities, Moscow Russia, June 22-23 2014.