Biography

Obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a thesis entitled ‘Prediction of Transition Speed in Gaits Based on Kinetics and Kinematics Variables’ from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She also graduated with both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 1987 and 1990 respectively. Since graduating she has continued her service in the teaching profession as a lecturer in the Teachers’ training college of Malaysia in Miri, Sarawak, but later moved back to a college near her hometown-Johor Bahru (Temenggong Ibrahim Teachers Training College) in 1996 to be with her ailing mother who sadly passed in May the same year. While in Johor she applied for a secondment into Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and was accepted into the Faculty of Education. However, her service was needed in Sultan Idris Teachers College, Perak. After 1 year there, the secondment was approved by the Education Ministry whereby she continued her position as lecturer of sport science in the Department of Social Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1998. Her application to UTM was due to incessant and profound interests to do research in the broad areas of education and specific fields of health, physical education, recreation and the science of sports. Early in her service, she received a grant under RMC for three projects under one title; Design & Development of An Alternative Sport Science Equipment and Instrument (1999), Ever since, her research portfolio has augmented which delve into areas related to human movements in sports and recreation, education and educational software, and social sciences. Her experiences in research have successfully assisted more than seventy undergraduate final projects and co supervised several master students from different faculties.

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