The Department would like to congratulate Professor Noran Naqiah Hairi and Professor Moy Foong Ming who has been promoted to full Professor.
Noran N Hairi is studied medicine at the University of Malaya and graduated in 1996. She commenced her Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) and was awarded a distinction for both master’s degrees from the University of Malaya in 2003 and 2004. Noran obtained her PhD degree in 2011 from the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. Noran is actively engaged in research, teaching, service and consultancy. She has research interests in the epidemiology of ageing and ageing-related diseases. Her work has included older people health assessment, frailty, sarcopenia physical disability and functional limitation, cognitive impairment, dementia and elder victimization. Noran is currently the Principal Investigator for UM Grand Challenge on Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative also known as PEACE. She is currently involved in the Malaysian Ageing and Retirement Survey (MARS). Noran has also been involved in various research activities with many agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence Malaysia and LPPKN. Noran has experience in training researchers at masters and doctoral level. Under her supervision, fifteen students have completed their Masters and PhD’s. Her field of specialisation is Epidemiology, Public Health, and Geriatrics and Gerontology. Administratively, Noran is the Head Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice.
Moy Foong Ming joined the Department as a Dietitian, she started as an assistant in the teaching of nutrition and diet therapy for medical students. She then pursued her Master of Science on a part-time basis, embarked on a project studying the nutritional status, knowledge, attitude, and practices of diabetic patients. In addition, she also assisted in the coordination of the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme in the Department. Her interest grew in Public Health and she joined the Master of Medical Science in Public Health (MMedScPH) program in the Department, as soon as it was offered for non-medical graduates. Upon completing her MMedScPH, she continued to work in the department, tutoring in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and pursued PhD on a part-time basis. Her PhD project was on lifestyle intervention among security guards. Upon completion of my PhD, she was offered the job as Senior Lecturer in the Department. From then on, she had more advanced training in Epidemiology & EBM. She is active in research and supervision of postgraduates.