Fibre and Gut Microbiome MDA WEBINAR SERIES

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Associate Prof Dr Hazreen B Abdul Majid
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya 

Hazreen Abdul Majid is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya. He studied at the National University of Malaysia for Bachelor in Dietetics (Hons), Deakin University Melbourne for masters (2002) and obtained PhD from King’s College London (2010). As a trained dietitian, his doctoral dissertation had made some scientific contributions to understanding the mechanisms of prebiotics in reducing diarrhoea for intensive care unit patients receiving enteral nutrition. This ongoing work has been extended to the usage of both pre and probiotics in intensive care units. In addition to some clinical work and research, he had experience in developing collaborative partnerships at the local and state levels for nationally and internationally funded cohort and community-based studies. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at Universitas Airlangga and previously a visiting fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He has received numerous research grants including the Newton Ungku Omar (Medical Research Council UK and Academy Science of Malaysia) award, Newton Fund Impact Scheme and others. He is a member of numerous scientific and professional associations with research interest including prebiotics and probiotics in clinical nutrition, adolescent cohort and public health nutrition. He has published more than 75 original articles, several chapters in books, a chapter in UNICEF report, chief editor for the breast cancer survivors’ cookbook (published 2017), MyHeARTS handbook (published 2019) and more than 50 congress abstracts. He had served as Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) Vice President from 2011-2013 and a Council member for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2014-2016. Today he is still one of the council members for MDA. He is also an Associate Editor for Clinical Nutrition ESPEN journal and associate editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health journal.