Research Fellow

department of Computing,
faculty of art, computing & creative industry

Bahbibi Rahmatullah is currently the Director of National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC) in Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. Having received a DPhil in Eng. Science from University of Oxford, UK, she is keen in applying the technical and research skills gained in improving the quality of education and research in Malaysia. She has authored a wide range of publications and had been invited to review articles for high impact journals and conferences. Current research involves developing Malaysian ECCE quality framework, evaluation of curriculum implementation in private nurseries, learning analytics for national child data center and image quality characterization for growth assessment.

Research Interest: Child development, Learning analytics, Project approach, Image and signal processing

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department of early childhood education,
faculty of human development

Mazlina Che Mustaffa is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Human Development, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia. She have been appointed as a Deputy Director at National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC) since 2016 which offers national and international networking, research collaboration as well as community engagement. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Education from University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2015).  In the past three years, she have secured many public and private research funding and completed three research projects. Currently, she is a Project Leader for Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) entitled the Development of a Comprehensive & Integrated Model of Quality Malaysian ECCE funded by Ministry of Education which is worth of MYR5 million. These research projects offer helpful insights the complex terrain of contemporary early childhood education. She had published extensively in local and international journals. She is also the Editor-in Chief for the International Journal of Early Childhood Care and Education, and have also served as a reviewer of several local and international indexed journals.

Research Interest: quality in early childhood education and care, English for young learners, project approach in early childhood and teacher development.

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department of early childhood education,
faculty of human development

Juppri Bacotang is lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjong Malim, Perak since 2015. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Early Childhood Education) Master of Education (Early Childhood Education), and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) with Honours from UPSI. He is passionately involved in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2012 until now. His area of expertise is early literacy skills.

Research Interest: Early Literacy Skills, Development and Testing of Product, Experimental Quasi

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department of EDUCATIONAL STUDIES,
faculty of human development

Kung-Teck, Wong has completed his Ph.D. from Malaysia and Post-Doctoral at University of South Australia, Australia (UniSA) (Educational Technology in Early Childhood Education). He has published extensively international journals and serves as reviewer of several local and ISI and SCOPUS indexed journals. Wong is interested in Technology transfer in Early Childhood Education, Instructional Design (psychological influences on technology acceptance and adoption) Wong also applies the application of SPSS and AMOS -structural equation modelling in his writing articles and research.

Research Interests: Educational Technology in Early Childhood Education; E-Technology; M-Learning among young learners.

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department of EDUCATIONAL STUDIES,
faculty of human development

Suppiah Nachiappan had completed Certificate of Education in Tamil Language and started his career in Primary Tamil School for about 8 years. Then, he furthered his Studies in Degree of Literature, Masters of Psychology and PhD in Educational Psychology. Then, his career continued for about 9 years of service in Secondary School. In 2004, he entered UPSI and started his career as a lecturer. He involved himself actively in researches and publications. He has special interest in publishing books and have published about 10 books.

Research Interests: Educational Psychology; Proses Kognisi dalam Menganalisis Teks; Hermeneutic Analysis as a Qualitative Methodology

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department of EDUCATIONAL STUDIES,
faculty of human development

Associate Professor Dr Norazilawati Abdullah is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.  Her area of expertise are pedagogy and science education. She is presentable, self motivated and confident lecturer with extensive knowledge on education. Possessing excellent counselling, listening and general communication skills, along with the ability to communicate to students in simple ways on matters regarding teaching and learning. Having exceptional multi-tasking and organisational skills, all of which are imperative when working closely with colleagues. With an already successful academic track record, now looking to accomplish further success in the area of teaching, supervising, research, publication and consultation with a progressive employer such us Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI).

Research Interest: science education, pedagogy, instructional technology, assessment, early childhood

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department of EDUCATIONAL STUDIES,
faculty of human development

Goh Swee Choo received her doctorate from the University of Adelaide and is currently an Associate Professor at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia.

Research Interest: developing and improving both pre-service and beginning teachers’ knowledge, skills and practice.

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department of psychology & counselling,
faculty of human development

Mohammad Aziz Shah received his doctorate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is currently a Professor at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia.

Research Interest: developing and evaluating modules for training & academic, testing and measurement in psychology, group counseling, juvenile delinquency and counseling and counseling theory.

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DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA,
FACULTY OF ART, COMPUTING & CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Dr Wee Hoe Tan is an Associate Professor at Sultan Idris Education University in Malaysia and the Vice Chair of Serious Games Asia Society based in Singapore. Formally a 3D animator, he joined academia in mid-2004 to teach and develop multimedia courses in Kuala Lumpur University. In 2007, he pursued a PhD at the University of Warwick, UK. Towards the end of his doctoral study, he began working as a consultant in the game industry. He was involved in the game coaching system design of the FPS Trainer project in Dundee, and the game-based learning system design of the KNeoWORLD Project in San Francisco, while promoting game-based learning in Southeast Asia through the Serious Games Asia Society.

Research Interest: Game-based learning, Gamification, Game Design, Creative Multimedia

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department of Computing,
faculty of art, computing & creative industry

Suzani Mohamad Samuri received her B.Eng. degree from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia, in 2003. She had gained her industrial experience for 5 years, before she pursue her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sheffield, U.K and graduated in 2012 in the field of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. She joined Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, as a Lecturer in 2012, after her PhD and got promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing, shortly after that. Since then, she actively involved in in the areas of intelligent system, data mining, modeling and decision support system.

Research Interest: data-driven modeling, fuzzy/neuro-fuzzy systems, intelligent-systems-based modeling and control, evolutionary computing, big data, data mining, data visualization and learning analytics application in early years education

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
FACULTY OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

Shahrul Kadri Ayop earned his first degree in industrial physics at the Malaysia University of Technology in 2002, his masters degree in physics at the Leipzig University (Germany) 2005 and his doctorate in the field of Electronics for Informatics at Hokkaido University (Japan) in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of physics at Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). His current research interest is optical trapping and manipulation as well as physics education.

Research Interests: Applied Optics, Physics Education

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
FACULTY OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

MAZLINI ADNAN was born in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on 18th February 1975. Currently as a assosiate professor at Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, UPSI Tanjong Malim. Holds a PhD and a master in mathematics education from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Received bachelor’s degree (BSc.Ed (Math) from the University of Malaya (UM). Also has an experience of teaching in secondary schools almost 4 years in the field of mathematics and additional mathematics before joining UPSI as a tutor in 2003. Expert in the area of STEM Education, beliefs, conceptual knowledge in mathematics and structural equation modeling (SEM).

Research Interests: Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

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Department of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Management and Economics

Nurul Fadly Habidin is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, where he teaches industrial management, management accounting and business engineering. His main research interests are environmental management accounting, lean, six sigma, quality/business engineering and continuous/performance process improvement.

Research Interest: Business and Quality Engineering Automotive Technology and Management Advanced Management Accounting Islamic Engineering and Management 

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*Last update on: 12th September 2019

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