Prof Tin Tin Su joined Monash University Malaysia as a Professor in Public Health and was appointed as Deputy Director of SEACO in August 2018. She is currently a public health physician. She graduated from the Institute of Medicine (I), Yangon (1991), completed her Master’s degree in Community Health and Health Management (2001) and obtained her Doctorate in Medicine from the School of Medicine, Heidelberg University, Germany (2006). She has practical and research experience in Myanmar, Germany, Nepal, Burkina Faso and Malaysia. Her research focus includes health system and policy, social determinants of health, cancer awareness & health literacy, and community health development. Prof Tin Tin Su is currently active with the International Health Literacy Association, and Asia Health Literacy Association, where she was Vice President from 2014 to 2016.
Dr. Mohd Azrizan was born in Johor. He had his early schooling in Johor before pursuing his first degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh). He started his career in the medical field as a medical doctor before venturing into the higher education industry as a tutor. Prior to joining SEACO, Dr. Mohd Azrizan was the Registrar for INTI International University & Colleges, Penang Campus where he managed to restructure the Corporate Governance and Instituional Development Portfolio. He is well versed in MQA and MOHE requirements and compliance policies. Prior to that, Dr. Mohd Azrizan was also appointed as the youngest Registrar for Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) Malaysia Campus, Singapore’s premier and oldest private education institution. He devotes himself to the medical and higher education industry in developing administrative and operational policies for universities and colleges, actively involved in the internationalization of higher education activities, volunteer society, teaching, research, and consultancy. At the moment, he is pursuing his postgraduate studies. Currently, Dr. Mohd Azrizan is the SEACO Platform Manager (Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia) and brings to the new role considerable management experience. He joined SEACO in April 2020.
Nadia is an Assistant Field Manager at SEACO. She graduated from Universiti Teknologi Mara with a Bachelor’s in Art & Design (Hons) Fine Art and was a teacher at the Global Art Company before joining SEACO as a part-time Data Collector. After her experience in data collection, she became a full-time Field Supervisor in February 2013. She was then promoted to Senior Field Coordinator, and eventually, to her current position.
Rafi is a Project Leader at SEACO. Having graduated from Politeknik Kota Kinabalu with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2013, he previously worked at Mill IOI Sabah as a Site Supervisor. His experiences have helped him to contribute to the supervision of Data Collectors at SEACO. Rafi joined SEACO in March 2016 as a Field Supervisor and was promoted to his current position in February 2018.
Nurul Shazwani is a Project Leader at SEACO. She holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Hons) Materials Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and is a former MRSM student. While at USM, she was also Captain of the Desasiswa Lembaran Hockey Team. With her knowledge of Statistical Analysis (SPSS), and being a Graduate Research Advisor at USM, her contribution is highly valued.
Azhar is a Field Supervisor at SEACO. He is originally from Muar, Johor and joined SEACO as a Data Collector in April 2017. Upon his graduation from UiTM with a Degree in Science Environmental Technology, he gained some work experience through various temporary jobs.
Fatin joined SEACO as a Technical Supervisor in April 2019. She graduated from Universiti Teknologi Petronas with a Bachelor's (Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and worked at Petronas Gas Berhad. She has continually shown great promise at SEACO.
Raziq is a Field Supervisor at SEACO. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science (Hons) from the University of Science Malaysia and previously worked at Majlis Daerah Segamat. His is a great team mate with excellent communication skills.
Syazwana started working as Technical Officer in April 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Malay for International Communication from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2018. Previously she worked with SEACO as a supervisor to provide support for the DePEC project.
Hanoor Syahirah Zahari is a Senior Technical Officer at Southeast Asia CommunityObservatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, since July 2021. Currently, she is involved in a community engagement project aiming to design a rapid prototyping relational mental health (RELATE ME) community-based intervention among the semi-rural population.
Hanoor graduated with an MSc in Public Health from RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly known as Penang Medical College (PMC).
Before joining SEACO, she was a Manager at Research Management Centre at Perdana University. At the same time, she worked with the Center for Psychological Medicine, Perdana University, on psychological research, mainly on the test adaptation of the Malay version of psychological scale on topics such as positive body image, personality and conspiracy theories.
Nurul Syifa Shafirah Omar is a Technical Officer at SEACO since 16th August 2021. She graduated from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) with Bachelor in Information Systems (Hons) and has served the Computer & Information Sciences department, UTP as Graduate Research Assistant before joining SEACO. She is part of the "Implementation of a self-help digital mental health intervention (DMHI) to nurses using a fully automated conversational agent" project.
Fais is a Field Data Collector at SEACO. He obtained his Degree in Design (Animation) from UPSI and has worked at Infinite Motion 3D Animation Studio, Raisar Enterprise and Department of Statistics. He hails from Muar, Johor.
Hamizah Zahid is a Data Collector at SEACO. She graduated from Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran Johor with a Diploma in Islamic Banking and has certification in industrial training at Socso Segamat. She joined SEACO in August 2021.
Mazni Farhana Jamanun@Jama'on is a Data Collector and graduated from UiTM Perlis campus Arau with Bachelor in Science Agrotechnology (Hons) Horticulture Technology. She previously worked at Felda Plantation Management Sdn. Bhd. and joining SEACO in August 2021.
Pukana Jayaraman, PhD, was born in Malaysia. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Science (Hons) at the Management and Science University, Malaysia, in 2006. She then worked as a Tutor for Medical Laboratory Technology students.
She later obtained her Masters by coursework in Health Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She continued back into a Lecturer position in Management and Science University (MSU). She was teaching the Bachelor in Biomedical Science students.
In 2017, she earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her Doctorate study was mainly about dental pulp stem cells and its efficacy in wound healing.
After completing her studies, she's offered a Quality Control Executive position in a biopharmaceutical company. She assists in the manufacturing of stem cells products for osteoarthritis patients.
Currently, she is working as a Faculty Member of the Biomedical Science program. Her interest is to build and develop the skills needed for a Biomedical Science student in the life sciences and health care industry.
Basirah joined SEACO as a Data Collector in May 2019. She was previously attached to the Petrosains Discovery Centre at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Law from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Choi Pek Koon is an Administrative Assistant Manager at SEACO. She graduated with a Degree in Computer Science and worked five years as an Administrative Support in Singapore. Being a Segamat local, she is passionate about her multi-faceted role and the organisation’s aim in contributing to community health. She joined SEACO from its inception in November 2011 and has been involved in the growth of the research platform since.
Sharifah is a Human Resource Admin Executive at SEACO and her role is to provide admin support in the departments of Human Resources and Company Resource Management. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science Human Development & Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Sharifah is a local from Segamat and has previously worked as a Retail Assistant at Popular, Segamat. She joined SEACO as an Admin Officer in August 2015.
Amin is an Admin Officer at SEACO. He graduated with a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the International Islamic University College, Selangor and has previously worked at AVL Industries. Amin is originally from Segamat and joined SEACO as a Data Collector in April 2017, and has since, been promoted to his current role. He aspires to be a HR Manager in the future.
Roshidi is a Statistician at SEACO. His PhD research in ‘Measuring Cancer Awareness’ in Malaysia and his skills to analyse, interpret data and draw conclusions, attracted SEACO’s attention. He also has a Master’s in Medical Science in Public Health (MMedSc) from University Malaya, and a Bachelor’s in Medical Science (BMedSc) from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He is experienced in lecturing, tutoring and facilitating biostatistics and epidemiology courses at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
Norliza is an IT Executive at SEACO. She graduated from University Tun Hussein Onn with a Bachelor’s in Information Technology, majoring in Information Systems. She previously joined Xybase MSC as a Software Engineer in 2012. She has been with SEACO since November 2015.
Ms Ang Chiew Way is a research officer at Southeast Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. Her job scope is to conduct research and write manuscripts on public health issues such as CVD, mental health and hypertension. Currently, she is involved in the project on community engagement. The project aims to design a rapid prototyping relational mental health (RELATE ME) community-based intervention among the semi-rural population.
Ms Ang had completed her Master of Applied Statistics at the University of Malaya. She is now studying Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Malaya, where her research focuses on women's empowerment. Before joining SEACO, she was a research assistant at the University of Malaya, where she was involved in STEM education projects.
Dr Aminatul Abdul Jamil is a Research Fellow at Southeast Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, since April 2021. Her current project is to design and evaluate the implementation of a community-based education and navigation programme for breast cancer detection in the local rural setting. Her future research interests include grounded theory on improving urban and rural health services by harnessing emerging healthcare industrial technologies.
Dr Aminatul Abdul Jamil graduated with a PhD in Public Health from Swansea University, United Kingdom. Her mixed-methods doctoral study explored out-of-pocket and catastrophic healthcare expenditures disbursed by urban poor households and the impact of de facto healthcare rationing in Malaysia. She also has a Masters in Science (Global Health & Public Policy) from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Before joining SEACO, she was a graduate teaching/research assistant at Swansea University and taught medical imaging for eight years at the Ministry of Health Training Institute.
Dr Michelle Tan Mun Chieng is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS), Monash University Malaysia. She has vast academic experience within research-intensive environments across a broad range of topics. Michelle has all-rounded expertise in epidemiology, health services research, quantitative and mixed-methods research methodologies, biostatistics, cardiovascular diseases, endocrinology, surgeries, obesity, metabolic diseases, nutrition and dietetics, mental disorders, healthy ageing, and predictive algorithms.
Michelle obtained her PhD in Medicine at The University of Sydney, Australia, based at the prestigious Charles Perkins Centre, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health. Her PhD's longitudinal research focussed on improving a multidisciplinary publicly-funded bariatric surgery service that was integrated with a range of adjunct treatments (such as dietary consultations, exercise prescription and psychological support), as well as the highly complex obesity management of patients with clinically severe obesity and multiple comorbidities in the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Working with multidisciplinary teams, Michelle led the PhD research in investigating diverse long-term health outcomes from conception to completion in a timely manner within her Australian Government PhD scholarships duration. She also performed data linkage with the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) to characterise in-depth surgical effects. To gain more extensive experience, Michelle also worked part-time in several academic roles throughout her time at The University of Sydney and its affiliated hospital. The positions that she used to hold were Research Officer in Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Administrative Officer in Surgery, and Tutor in Diet and Nutrition for Health and Sport.
Her current position at the SEACO, JCSMHS, Monash University Malaysia involves working closely with SEACO and research partners, especially the funder and collaborators from the King's College London, the UK cross-country MUTUAL ('investigating MUltimorbidity ThroUgh cApacity buiLding') study. This meaningful research focuses on developing a platform for high-quality, LMIC-led research to investigate and fill in the knowledge gaps based on a deeper and broader understanding of multimorbidity associated with mental and physical illnesses across the life course. This research takes place across four countries on four different continents and with varying levels of economic development (UK, Malaysia, Brazil and Ethiopia) to help solve challenges. Having a strong passion for healthcare, biostatistics and policy, Michelle has a particular interest in building capacity and translating complex morbidities, advanced statistical methods and research findings towards all stakeholders in and beyond the health research sector with her team.
Dr Tan Min Min is a research fellow at Southeast Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. Her current research is to examine the association of religion/spirituality and physical and mental health among older adults in a Segamat. She is also interested in other psycho-social determinants of health and genetic epidemiology, especially the utilization of polygenic risk scores in risk stratification.
Dr Tan Min Min completed her PhD in Public Health from Monash University Malaysia where she examined religion/spirituality and diet among Malaysians. Before joining Monash, she was a postdoctoral research scientist at Cancer Research Malaysia and the University of Nottingham Malaysia. She conducted epidemiological studies to determine breast cancer risk factors among Malaysian women, analysed large dimensional data generated by genotyping arrays of ~16,000 samples from Malaysia and Singapore, and developed breast cancer risk prediction models specifically for Asian population by incorporating genetic data with epidemiological and clinical risk factors.