Dr Norlaili Abdul Aziz started her career with the Health Department of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and continued to serve for more than ten years in various public health areas from maternal and child health, environmental sanitation, epidemiology, food quality control and disease control. She was awarded an EC-ASEAN fellowship to study Food Safety and Hygiene at the University of West of England in Bristol in 1992. Dr Norlaili re-joined the Ministry of Health in 1994 where she could help strengthen the food control programs. Dr Norlaili helped to formulate seven guidelines for food safety which was timely in preparation for the coming 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Her area of interest ranges from family health, urban health, behavioural science to food safety and hygiene. Dr Norlaili joined the academic profession in 2007 after working in the public sector (Local Authorities and Ministry of Health) as a public health officer for about 20 years.