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Dr Mohd Salleh Aman

Professor

Tel: 03 79673238

Email: amanms@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sport and recreation management


RESEARCH

Professor Dr Mohd Salleh Aman is a PhD holder in Leisure Studies focusing in the area of sport and physical recreation management, from Lincoln University New Zealand. The research field under Prof Dr. Mohd Salleh’s postgraduate supervision includes leisure, recreation, sport management, sport education, sport tourism, safety in sport, sport history, sport media and coaching management. He is an active researcher, consistently involved in international conference and published writing works in the form of abstracts, proceedings, modules and text books. Prof. Dr. Mohd Salleh who is an expert in sport and recreation management has been recognized by several universities which appointed him as consultant, advisor, external examiner and visiting professor for their sports science program. He designated as the principal investigator for several research projects with Institute of Youth Research, Ministry of Youth and Sport Malaysia (IYRES), UMRG; Having research projects with Sport Section, Ministry of Higher Education; Malay Excellent Research Centre;  FELCRA FC and working research collaborators from Indonesia, Singapore, UK, China and Japan.


Dr Selina Khoo Phaik Lin

Associates Professor 

Tel: 03 79673225

Email: selina@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Physical Activity, Sport for All, women in sports, disability sport


RESEARCH

Selina Khoo is an associate professor at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences. Her research is related to participation of sports and physical activity for various populations, including older adults, persons with disabilities, women, and cancer survivors. This includes determining prevalence of physical activity, motives for participation, and interventions to increase physical activity. She also examines various aspects of disability sport, including accessibility, barriers and facilitators to participation, and media coverage.

Selina has served on international committees including the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport and the Development Committee of the Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled Federation. Selina is currently the country contact for Malaysia on the Global Observatory for Physical Activity and Vice President of the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise. At the national level, she is a member of the Women and Sports Committee, Olympic Council of Malaysia; Legal, Discipline and Ethics Committee, Paralympic Committee of Malaysia; and the Ministry of Health National Strategic Plan for Active Living. She is also a National Course Director for the Olympic Council of Malaysia and facilitates Olympic Solidarity Sport Administrators courses. She has been invited to present her research at national and international conferences, including the International Forum on Children with Special Needs, IOC World Sport for All Congress, and Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children.

Currently, she serves as an editorial board member for the Asian Journal of Sport and Exercise and review editor for the Movement Science and Sport Psychology section in Frontiers. She is also a guest associate editor in Digital Public Health for Frontiers in Public Health.


Dr Lim Boon Hooi

Associates Professor 

Tel: 03 79676987

Email: lboonhooi@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Performance and Perception (Relaxation Skills), Sport Psychology Intervention (Anxiety in Sport)


RESEARCH

Associate Professor Dr. Lim Boon Hooi published more than one hundred articles locally and internationally. He secured a few research grants from the University and private sectors enable him to carry out his research related to Sport and Exercise Sciences. .


Dr Ashril Yusof

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674624

Email: ashril@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sports and Exercise Physiology


RESEARCH

Ashril graduated in Bachelor of Science and Medical from St Andrews University, Scotland (1992), and Masters in Sport and Exercise Science (Health Science) from Essex University, England (1997). He then pursued a PhD in Sports Science (Biochemistry and Physiology) at the University of Essex in 2003. His PhD research was on exercise-induced oxidative stress in erythrocytes. He is currently a senior member of academic staff at the Sports Centre (Exercise Science Unit), University of Malaya. Ashril was a member of National Sports Medicine Institute (UK) from 1996-2006. He is now an active member of Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (2015 - ) and Malaysian Strength and Conditioning Association (2016 -).

He has a broad range of research interests in exercise and sport science as well as clinical studies. Ashril’s research interests primarily focus on metabolic changes and biochemical events under severe endurance exercise. Regulation of circulatory oxidative enzymes and senescence of erythrocytes during prolonged exercise are of special interest, with scope to manipulate protective effects through provision of natural supplements and blood concentrates. Current research areas involved includes association of nutrition, appetite regulation and neuromuscular fatigue, skeletal muscle damage and healing, natural products and performance, and soccer or football related studies. Dr Ashril is also currently engaged in clinical studies involving laser therapy on osteoarthritis patients, obesity and postural abnormalities amongst school children.


Dr Mohamad Faithal Hasan

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674418

Email: faithal@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH


Dr Rizal Razman

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79676946

Email: rizal@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sports Biomechanics


RESEARCH

Rizal’s primary focus is in on technical performance enhancement of various sport skills. Current research include studying the reliability of the taekwondo scoring system, designing an apparatus to help the visually impaired exercise and; looking at the effects of leg length discrepancies on gait. He has also done work related in anthropometry and talent identification. Moreover, Rizal has a particularly keen interest in investigating and finding solutions for applied problems in an array of different fields.


Dr Sareena Hanim Hamzah

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79673321

Email: sareena@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

i. Sports Nutrition

ii. Nutrition for Health and Fitness


RESEARCH

Sareena teaches and researches within the area of Sports Nutrition, Nutrition for Health and Fitness, and Biochemistry of Exercise. Her research interests include the association of natural products with biochemical, metabolic and physiological responses to exercise, focusing on antioxidant activities, oxidative stress, hormonal responses, substrates oxidation and physical performance. Her research also involves the influence of quality and quantity of diets on exercise energy metabolism and performance, as well as on appetite regulation and body weight management. Her research work has been published in various journals and presented at local and international conferences. She also involves in research projects on the exercise intervention program for fitness and mental health during the Covid19 pandemic, the classification of body shape using 3D body scanning technology in athletes and the development of web-based and mobile application for health, fitness and sports performance. Dr Sareena is one of the Executive Committee members of the Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health (ANSSH).


Dr Wirdati Mohd Radzi

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674626

Email: wirdati@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH


Dr Eliza Hafiz

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674628

Email: eliza@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH


Dr Jadeera Cheong Phaik Geok Abdullah

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674655

Email: jadeera@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Motor Learning and Control


RESEARCH

Jadeera's primary research area is in skill acquisition. Her research centres on the development and improvement of motor skils in population across the lifespan, including primary and secondary school children, adolescents and adults. Additionally, she focuses on the motor skills of special populations such as persons with disability and people with movement disorders. Currently, her research involved manipulating the variables of practise that could aid skill acquisition, learning and performance. These variable include exercise priming, practice schedules, instruction and feedback


Dr Khong Teng Keen

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79672497

Email: khongtk@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH

He specialises in exercise physiology and exercise testing, particularly laboratory-based cardiovascular fitness (VO2max) test and isokinetic & isometric tests. His research field mainly involves usage of nutrition intervention to prevent exercise fatigue in both endurance exercise and muscular force demanding situations. 


Dr Maryam Hadizadeh

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79676986

Email: mary@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Gait Analysis, Exercise Science, Sports Injury, Clinical Biomechanics, Health


RESEARCH

Dr. Maryam holds a Ph.D. degree in Sports Biomechanics with distinguished honours, a Master’s degree in Sport Science (Sport Physiology) (Hons) and a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and Sports Science. She is currently working as a senior lecturer at Centre for sport and exercise sciences, Universiti Malaya. Dr. Maryam’s research activity has primarily focused on human motion analysis and clinical biomechanics with special emphasis on gait analysis of individuals with/without lower limb injuries through using multidimensional model development in which all affected gait parameters are taken to account considering their possible inter-correlation. She is currently working in a research project in which the effects of Yoga vs. Pilates training are studied on prolactin and cortisol serum levels, psychological, and physical indicators of female patients with multiple sclerosis. Concurrently she is involved in a project investigating the correlation between anthropometric, body composition and swimming performance of children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Maryam is also interested in other related projects investigating clinical biomechanics of musculoskeletal conditions, balance and lower limb symmetry of different populations including osteoarthritis patients, elderly people at risk of falling and those before and after knee surgery during rehabilitation or participation in modified sport exercises. At this stage of her academic career, Dr. Maryam is looking to develop her scientific competency by continuing working in a multidisciplinary environment and to expand her research area


Dr Mohamed Nashrudin Naharudin

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674691

Email: nashrudin@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH


Dr Nor Eeza Zainal Abidin

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79673560

Email: eezazainal@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sport Financial Management, Sport Economics, Basic Accounting, Sociology of Sport, Sport Facilities Management


RESEARCH

Dr. Nor Eeza Zainal Abidin is a sports management lecturer at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Universiti Malaya. Her background is in accounting, public management and sports management and she has more than 12 years working experience in sports services across several private companies and public universities in Malaysia. Her research interests are related to sports facilities including accessibility for persons with disabilities. She recently involved with research of autistic swimmers and physical fitness. The main goal of these projects is to promote disability sport awareness through actively encouraging and publishing. She hoped that these will improve participation and achievements of more disabled athletes in Malaysia.


Dr Teo Eng Wah

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79672486

Email: vteo2@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Testing and Measurement in Sports Science (Sports Statistics, Psychometrics, Sport Psychology, Motivation, Physical Education, Physical Activity.


RESEARCH

Teo is interested in topics related to sports testing & measurement, psychometrics, questionnaire development and validation, sport psychology, health & fitness, and wildlife conservation. Currently, he is involved in sport studies that covers the area of motivation, self-esteem, ego resilience, and sport commitment in Malaysian settings.


 


Dr Victor Selvarajah Selvanayagam

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79672485

Email: victors@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology, Neuroscience


RESEARCH

Victor S Selvanayagam completed his degree in Sports Science and Master’s in Medical Science at the University of Malaya (UM). He received his PhD from The University of Queensland in the area of Neuroscience where he focused on identifying early neural responses to strength training. Victor, who is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist (CSCS), is currently a Senior Lecturer and was the Deputy Director (Research and Development) with the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Malaya. He played a pivotal role in developing the first Master of Strength and Conditioning Program in Malaysia. His main research focuses on the contribution of the nervous system to strength by incorporating well-explored motor learning paradigms to strength training. He also plays a consultative role in the area of exercise physiology and exercise testing and prescription. Ultimately, Victor is keen to explore and share his expertise pertaining to the science and fundamentals of human movement, so that movements can be safe, effective and efficient.


Dr Young-Eun Noh

Senior Lecturer

Tel: 03 79672499

Email: youngeun@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sport and Exercise Psychology


RESEARCH

Dr. Young-Eun Noh received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Chosun University and Master’s degree in Physical Education (Sport Psychology) at Chonnam National University. She completed her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Victoria University, Australia. Dr. Noh was awarded the Commonwealth Government International Postgraduate Research Scholoarship (IPRS) at Victoria University. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Malaya. Her current research interests include religion in sport, cross-cultural research, the prevention of sport injury, and designing intervention programs to enhance sport performance.  


Mr Mohd Firdaus Abdullah

Lecturer

Tel: 03 79674625

Email: firdaus.abdullah@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH


Miss Yuhanis Adnan

Lecturer

Tel: 03 79672487

Email: yuhanis@um.edu.my


AREA OF EXPERTISE


RESEARCH

Last Updated: 08/10/2021