- Professor Dato’ Dr. Raman Narayanasamy
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Dato’ Dr. Raman Narayanasamy has a distinguished career in Clinical Psychiatry over a period of more than three decades, spent in various hospital in Malaysia. Dato’ Raman is a recognised expert in the field of Psychiatry which has won him many accolades.He has held many senior positions such as Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of reputable government hospitals such as Hospital Pulau Pinang, Hospital Bahagia, Hospital Permai Johor Bahru and Hospital Ipoh.Dato’ Raman began his foray into private medical education in Malaysia in 2001, firstly by teaching undergrad medical students from Penang Medical College and Perak Medical College. He has since then taught many students from undergraduate levels up to masters’ level.
Dato’ Raman joined the Faculty of Medicine at QIUP in 2014 and has played a pivotal role in establishing the Faculty’s clinical base and heading up the department of Psychiatry.
- Professor Dr. Alam Sher Malik
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Professor of Paediatrics
Professor Alam Malik has had a distinguished career in Clinical Paediatrics and Child Health as well as in Medical Education and Management, over a period of more than three decades, spent in various parts of the world, especially in Pakistan and Malaysia. Prof. Malik is a recognised expert on infectious diseases in children.
Since moving to Malaysia in the nineties, to join the Faculty of Medicine, USM, he has remained in academia where he had served both at UNIMAS and UiTM for a stint of about six years in each.
In September 2011, Prof. Malik joined QIUP worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for the Faculty of Medicine. In August 2012, the Faculty was able to open its doors to the first intake of students for the MBBS programme.
Prof. Malik has built a solid reputation in Medical Education and his expertise has been sought after by various local and foreign universities to conduct workshops and training programmes in the area.
He is also a prolific writer, both for professional articles as well as for topical subjects addressed to the general public. His light and easy literary style is a favourite among editors, and as such articles appear regularly in national newspapers.
Professor Dr. Subhada Prasad Pani
Deputy Dean (Pre-Clinical), Faculty of Medicine & Research Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology
Professor Pani has distinguished himself as an acknowledged academic, researcher and administrator in the area of medicine and education, garnered over a period of more than three decades, spent not only in Malaysia and India but also while on WHO assignments.
Between 1992 and 2007, he was the principal investigator or co-investigator for several research projects on tropical diseases funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Medical Research Council.
Prof. Pani began his foray into private medical education in Malaysia in 2007, firstly as Additional Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology at AIMST University, Kedah and later at Allianze College of Medical Sciences, Penang. Prof. Pani joined the Faculty of Medicine at QIUP in 2011 and has played a pivotal role in establishing the Faculty’s pre-clinical base and consolidating the MBBS curriculum.
He continues to be involved in multi-disciplinary research on the epidemiology of tuberculosis and diabetes in collaboration with the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah & University of Notre Dame, USA. He is also an Advisor to the CRC Director.
Prof. Pani has vast experience in international consultancies, especially in Tropical Disease Research involving WHO, Geneva (1989-2004). He also sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal, “Interdisciplinary Prospective in Infectious Diseases”, and is on the Advisory Committee of “Physiology Online”, besides being a reviewer of several international journals (e.g. “PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases” and “Emerging Infectious Diseases”).
Professor Dr. Abdul Latif Salleh
Dean, Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences
Professor Dr Abdul Latif Salleh is currently the Dean and professor at the Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences (FBMSS) at Quest International University, Ipoh (QIUP). He has vast experience in teaching, research, and administration of academic departments at the university level. Dr. Abdul Latif received his BEc (Hons) from the University of Malaya, MBA from Sheffield University, UK, and MA and PhD from Duke University, USA. He spent 25 years working at the University of Malaya and during his long tenure, he taught at different academic levels including the Executive Diploma, First Degree, and Postgraduate programs, as well as holding various administrative positions. He has also served as the Deputy Dean, Director of Graduate School of Business (UMGSB), Director of Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed), Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Development and Ethnic Relations (CEDER), member of the Corporate Planning Unit, Master of Residential College, and President of the Academic Staff Association. Following his retirement in 2008, he went on to continue teaching at the Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for five years. And prior to joining QIUP, he served for two years as the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at Vinayaka Mission International University College (VMIUC) in Penang.
His main area in teaching is Strategic Management; however, Dr. Abdul Latif has had considerable experience teaching other courses including Management Theories and Practices, Economics, Organizational Behavior, and International Business. His major areas of interest in research include global production networks, multinational corporations, international trades, economic development, and entrepreneurship. His academic papers have been presented at many national and international conferences, and published in various local and international journals (including those indexed in ISI and SCOPUS databases). He is currently engaged in two government-funded research projects in conjunction with two different groups of researchers. Dr. Abdul Latif has also been actively involved in consultancy work for various government departments and agencies including the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, Agricultural Authorities Board, Social Institute of Malaysia, and Malaysian Palm Oil Board, as well as for private companies including TUV NORD (Malaysia), Panasonic (Malaysia), PETRONAS, and PROTON.
Professor Datuk Dr Allan Mathews, BSK, PGDK, RPh
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Dr Allan Mathews, obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1976. He did his housemanship at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, registered with the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and started work as a Head of the Pharmacy Department at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan, Sabah. His focus, other than managing the department was on developing patient-orientated services and he started doing ward rounds with the medical colleagues. In 1982, he was given the responsibility of setting up the Pharmaceutical Production and Quality Control Unit to produce large and small volume injections, dialysis solutions, eye-drops, ear-drops and galenicals.
In 1984, he was attached to the National Commonwealth Laboratories, Australia for a month under the World Health Organization fellowship on Pharmaceutical Analysis. In the same year he was awarded a JPA scholarship to do a Master’s programme in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. On returning to Sabah in 1986, he pioneered Clinical Pharmacy programmes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. He was sourced upon to carry out training to other pharmacists in the various general hospitals in Malaysia. He was a regular speaker on Clinical Pharmacy services during annual meetings of the Ministry of Health. He was appointed as a World Health Organization Advisor on Hospital Pharmacy in 1990. Based on his pioneering work in establishing Clinical Pharmacy services, he was admitted as a Member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 1990 and awarded a PhD by research in Clinical Pharmacy from the Pacific Western University (USA) in 1999.
He has also published a number of articles on Clinical Pharmacy in International Journals as well as presented papers and poster exhibition internationally. In 1991, he joined the pharmaceutical industry and has experience in pharmaceutical sales, marketing, operations, good storage and distribution practice, ensuring quality of medicines and ISO certification of distribution centres. He undertook courses in Sales Management (1984), Graduate Diploma in Marketing (1995) and was admitted a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) in 1995. In 1998 he was appointed as an Advisor to a Pharmaceutical Firm in Brunei. Based on his experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry he published a book on Process Management in 2012 and is currently being sold in the European market. He was awarded a PhD by research in Pharmaceutical Operations Management by the Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2008. His last position in the pharmaceutical industry was as a Regional Manager / Pharmacist and subsequently was made consultant covering Sabah and Brunei. He continues to a Consultant to Brunei.
In 2015 he was admitted as a Member of the Institute of Quality Malaysia. His exposure to the Pharmaceutical Industry and in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance brought about his research interest in ensuring quality of medicines especially with the high atmospheric temperatures in Malaysia. His other research interests are in Community Pharmacy Practice and in Impact studies in Clinical Pharmacy. His academic interest started in 2008 when he was a part-time MBA lecturer in Operations Management. He has been active in service organizations (he was the president of the Rotary Club of Likas Bay) and in recognition of his professional and NGO contributions he was awarded the PGDK by the Governor of the State of Sabah which carried the “Datuk” title. In 2014, he joined the Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as an Associate Professor and his last position before joining the Faculty of Pharmacy, Quest International University was as a Deputy Dean (Student Affairs). He is active socially and has been twice the president of the Sabah Pharmaceutical Society and was made Honorary Fellow and is a Life Member of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society.
Mr. Jeyajulian Ramachanderan
Director, Centre for Foundation Studies
Mr. Jeyajulian has been active in the Academic field for almost 15 years. In addition to academic field, he was also involved extensively in the Engineering field, working as a Process Engineer in a Semiconductor environment for almost 6 years. He has worked as an Academic Head in his previous College, leading an Academic Institution with Business, Computing and Engineering background. He has tutored/lectured programmes from various universities such as Open University Malaysia (OUM), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
His previous experiences in the non-academic environment include working as a Process Engineer (Carsem Semiconductor). He has the experience of working directly with the Engineering experts from Motorola (Engineering Management), Optel Korea (Wafer Technology) and National Semiconductor Malaysia (Wafer map Implementation). He is also familiar with Quality/Management enhancement tools such as Ishikawa Diagram, Taguchi for DOE, FMEA and Lean Sigma.
He joined QIUP as a Foundation Lecturer in April 2011 and then became the Foundation in Science Programme Coordinator in Jan 2013. Subsequently, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer (FIST) in November 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Centre for Foundation Studies from April 2014.
He currently lectures courses such as Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics and Statistics (with SPSS).
Assoc. Professor Chandraseagran Suppiah
Director, Student Affairs Division
Associate Professor Chandraseagran brings to QIUP thirty years of experience in teaching and research, with recognised expertise and qualifications in educational psychology, as well as in the management of education.
Having initially contributed his expertise as a teacher and educator at various institutions, including MARA, he then spent more than 20 years at the Department of Educational Psychology in the University of Brunei from 1988 till his return to Peninsular Malaysia in 2011 to join QIUP.
Over the years, he has researched and dealt extensively into adolescent issues and indiscipline problems of students and is now recognised regionally for his proficiency as a student counsellor and psychologist.
Prof. Chandra is a Life Member of the Association of Psychological Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific and from 1988 was a Foreign Affiliate of the American Psychological Association, besides being a Board Member of the Association of Psychological Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific from 2004 till 2012.
From March 2011, Professor Chandraseagran’s expertise has been invaluable in helping to successfully launch the Foundation in Science and Foundation in Business programmes at QIUP and to develop a vibrant student- and staff-friendly Centre for Foundation Studies.
Associate Professor Dr. Yagasena Appannah
Dean, Faculty of Integrative Sciences & Technology
Dr. Yagasena holds a Ph.D in Satellite Signal Propagation from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and industry. He started his carrier as an Electronics Engineer in multinational electronics and semiconductor companies after obtaining his B.Eng in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from USM.
Prior to joining QIUP in April 2013, Dr. Yagasena has served in many educational institutions namely Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Wawasan Open University, Robert Gordon University, Maxwell College, Perak Institute of Engineering Technology and Linton College in various capacities as Lecturer, Program Coordinator, Head of Department, and Principal. He is also a certified Train The Trainer (TTT) for PSMB courses.
Dr. Yagasena is also a pioneer member of USM research team on Satellite Signal Propagation under the POST-PARTNERS programme in collaboration with Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Japan (1995-2004). His research in satellite-to-earth propagation has contributed to a more refined satellite-to-earth propagation model through rain at Ku-band in the tropical regions. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG).
Associate Professor Dr. Loke Siew Phaik
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Management & Social Sciences
Dr. Loke Siew Phaik is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business, Management & Social Sciences, Quest International University Perak (QIUP), Malaysia. She completed her Ph.D (Management) in 2008 from the Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (an AACSB – International accredited business school). She holds a Master of Science degree in Management, and a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Accounting.
Prior joining QIUP, Dr. Loke served as Senior Lecturer in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perak Campus; and Assistant Professor in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). She has over 11 years of teaching experience in diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate (Master and Doctorate in Business Administration) levels. Her teaching specializations have included strategic management, corporate strategy and business research methods.
Dr. Loke is an active researcher. As of November 2015, she has published 40 articles in international journals and conference proceedings, including those indexed in the Thomson Reuters (ISI) with impact factor and SCOPUS databases. Noteworthy journals where she has published include Management Decision, Journal of Business Economics & Management, and International Journal of Production Economics. The h-index for her research citations is 8. In addition, Dr. Loke is the recipient of research funding through the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, as both principal investigator and co-researcher. In 2013/14, she has also received research funding from Perak state government as principal investigator. This collaboration has contributed to an original research on green practices of Perak Business Industries leading to the publication in the ASEAN Journal Science & Technology for Development.
In 2012, Dr. Loke won the “Academic Award” (Anugerah Akademik); “Most Active Lecturer in Research/Writing in UiTM Perak Award”; and the “UiTM Excellent Service Award” (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang UiTM). In the same year, she also won the “Best Manuscript Award” in Social Science and Humanities Category at the Malaysian Higher Education Research Seminar. Dr. Loke’s research works are recognised internationally where she received the Gold Prize and i-ENVEX Best Award (in 2012); Silver Prize (in 2013) from the International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (iENVEX) and Malaysian International Young Investors Olympiad (MIYIO). In 2006, she received the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Supply Chain Management & Information Systems, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.
In addition, Dr Loke has been invited to be an editorial board member for the Industrial Management & Data Systems, International Journal of Modeling in Operations Management and the International Journal of Network and Mobile Technologies. She has also served as a reviewer for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting since 2008 and other reputable journals.
Assistant Professor Dr. Pong Hon Keat
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Integrative Sciences & Technology
Dr. Pong Hon Keat obtained his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His PhD research was in the area of computer vision. He has been working on visual content analysis and generation since his Master’s studies when he was a research student in the Computer Graphics Research Laboratory in the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Soon after his Master’s studies, he joined PixAround (Singapore) in year 2000 as a Research Engineer to help in the development of a panoramic image software tool. He then joined the Video and Imaging Department of Creative Technology (Singapore) when PixAround was acquired by Creative Technology. One of his achievements at Creative Technology was winning a US patent for his work in panoramic image generation.
Dr. Pong worked at SolVision after his PhD’s studies. He was a Senior R&D Engineer at SolVision, working on image processing methods for defect detection in semiconductor parts. He then returned to Nanyang Technology University as a Research Fellow to work on video content analysis and creation. In December 2013, he returned to Ipoh and was employed as an Assistant Professor in QIUP. He is now overlooking the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons), Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) and Diploma in Information Technology programmes at QIUP.
Puan Haniza binti Abdul Khalid
Head of the English Department
Haniza Abdul Khalid is an experienced English language Senior Lecturer that has a teaching experience in the language for 21 years. She received a Master’s Degree in Teaching of English as Second Language (TESL) in 2003 and obtained her Bachelor Degree TESL (hons) in 1995 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She started her teaching career with the Malaysian Ministry of Education in 1995 and was later offered to teach at Malaysia France Institute (now, UniKL Malaysia France Institute) in December 1995. She dedicated herself at UniKLMFI for 15 years and joined Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) in 2010 as the Director of Centre for Languages, Foundation and General Studies. She left CUCMS in 2013. She is currently the Head of the English Department at QUEST International University Perak (QIUP) and is responsible in developing the department and strengthening the curriculum of all the English courses and programme(s) across the board.
Haniza Khalid is also a trained certified language trainer (HRDF Malaysia) and has been alternately invited by corporate companies and government agencies to give language trainings (short courses and customised) and consultations in Business Professional Communication, Public Speaking, Effective Communication Skills, and English Proficiency Courses. She has successfully delivered professional trainings at corporate and governmental organisations including Khazanah Nasional, Kementerian Sumber Manusia Malaysia, MARTRADE, Vivendi International Water Treatment Company, Matsushita, Kementerian Sumber Manusia (Skim Latihan Graduan), Code Gen Technologies, Ungku Omar Polytechnic, Vivendi Water, UKM, USIM, UPM, UNITEN, UM and UITM. Her students came from various learning backgrounds and that has made her understand the many challenges one faces when learning and communicating in the English language. She has had the first hand experience in teaching international students mainly from the Arab countries, the Philippines and China through language trainings at international organisations here in Malaysia and thus understands their challenges in learning the language. In turn, she is able to help English language students overcome these challenges and gain confidence in their communication.
Her core research niche and dimension are Human Psychology & Development-Motivation & Attitude, Sociolinguistics: Aspects of Language Learning & Teaching, Classroom Management, Second Language Learning and Culture & Communication.
She values the importance of communication amongst people all over the world and believes that LEARNING LANGUAGES CAN BE VERY FUN! As English has become such an important skill for connecting with the world at large – be it for business, education or pleasure – she is always eager to do all she can to support potential students in reaching their individual goals.
Haniza Abdul Khalid is a highly motivated and spirited person that believes totally in the National Education philosophy that a person should not only go to school and finish the syllabus, but also be exposed to all the soft skills needed to become a thoroughly rounded person in skills and attitudes.