Assistant Professor Dr. Satvinder Kaur D/O Nachatar Singh

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Assistant Professor Dr. Satvinder Kaur D/O Nachatar Singh

Assistant Professor | Department of Food Science with Nutrition
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Nutritional Epidemiology
MSc Clinical Nutrition
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Community Health

Areas of Interest
Childhood obesity intervention
Maternal nutrition
Circadian Rhythm and chrononutrition
Professional Affiliation

  1. Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM)
  2. Malaysian Study of Obesity (MASO)

Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Funder: MOE
    Project Title: Circadian rhythm determination and its association with birth and infant outcomes, stress, physical activity and chrononutrition among pregnant women in Malaysia: A prospective study.
    Duration: 2.5 years
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM162,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: PSIF 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University
    Project Title: Tackling Childhood Obesity by Advocating Healthy Meal Preparation Practices among Primary Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  
    Code: PSIF-in-Fas-058
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM24,200
    Status: On-going
  3. Name of grant: PSIF 
    Funder: CERVIE, UCSI University
    Project Title: Association of Maternal Socio Demographic and Lifestyle Factors with Gestational Weight Gain and Infant Birth Outcomes in Urban and Rural Area of Central Malaysia. UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund 
    Code: PSIF-in-Fas-036
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM18,422
    Status: Completed
  4. Name of grant: Taylor’s University Research Grant (TRGS)
    Funder: Taylor's University
    Project Title: Association and gene-diet interaction effect of AGTR1, FTO and VEGFR-2 gene polymorphisms on metabolic risk factors on chronic non-communicable diseases in Malaysian Punjabi adults
    Code: TRGS/MFS/1/2017/SBS/001
    Duration: 1 .5 years
    Role: Co-Researcher
    Amount: RM47,600
    Status: On-going
  5. Funder: Top Glove Sdn. Bhd. 
    Project Title: Association of Acculturation with Risk Factors on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) among Migrant Workers in Klang, Malaysia. Funded by Top Glove Sdn Bhd
    Duration: 2016
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM1,500
    Status: Completed
  6. Name of grant: UCSI Internal Grant Funding
    Project Title: Metabolic Syndrome and Obesogenic Family: Nutritional and Lifestyle Educational Programme for a Group of Minority Ethnic Population in Central Region of Malaysia.
    Duration: 2013
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM65,300
    Status: Completed

 

Current research project

  1. Circadian rhythm determination and its association with birth and infant outcomes, stress, physical activity and chrononutrition among pregnant women in Malaysia: A prospective study.
  2. Tackling Childhood Obesity by Advocating Healthy Meal Preparation Practices among Primary Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Association and gene-diet interaction effect of AGTR1, FTO and VEGFR-2 gene polymorphisms on metabolic risk factors on chronic non-communicable diseases in Malaysian Punjabi adults.

Publications

  1. C.M. Ng, S.E. Badon, M. Dhivyalosini, J.J.M. Hamid, A.J. Rohana, A.N. Teoh, K. Satvinder. Associations of pre-pregnancy body mass index, middle-upper arm circumference, and gestational weight gain. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Volume 20, June 2019, Pages 60-65
  2. Choon Ming Ng & Hui Chin Koo & Firdaus Mukhtar & Roseline Wai Kuan Yap & Pei Nee Chong & Satvinder Kaur. Development, validity and reliability of a questionnaire to measure children’s psychosocial factors related to healthy meal preparation. (2019). Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice
  3. Yap W.L. Ng C.M., Satvinder K. Poor diet quality among overweight/obese (OW/OB) young adults in Klang Valley, Malaysia: A case-control study. (2019). Pertanika J. Soc. Sci. & Hum. 27 (1): 345 – 359.
  4. Kaur Satvinder., Yim, H.S., Abdul Jalil, R., Mohd-Yusof B.N, Jan Mohamed H.J. Socioeconomic Status and Glycemic Index among Punjabis in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Possible Association with Metabolic Syndrome. J Immigrant Minority Health (2018).
  5. S.K. Nachatar Singh, D. Maykanathan, H.S. Yim, R. Abdul Jalil, H.J. Jan Mohamed. Low physical activity is associated with lower birth weight among rural pregnant women in Central Malaysia. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2017, Volume 8, Supplement 1 (S396).
  6. Satvinder K., Serene Tung, Dhivyalosini Maykanathan, Yi Yan Lim. The association of the hydration status and parental knowledge on fluid consumption with children’s weight status in Malaysia. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2017; 46(3): 222-229.
  7. Satvinder K., Rohana AJ, Barakatun-Nisak MY, Yim HS and Hamid JJM. Metabolic Syndrome risk factors and effectiveness of a nutritional and lifestyle educational programme for Punjabi women in Central Malaysia. Mal J Nutr., 2017, 23 (Supp): S37.
  8. Satvinder K, Leong KK, Saw YS and NurNabilla AR. Acculturation and non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors among Nepal migrant workers in Klang, Malaysia. Mal J Nutr., 2017, 23 (Supp): S79.
  9. Dhivya M, Satvinder K, Yim HS and Rohana AJ. Factors of dietary intake and physical activity level associated with gestational weight gain among urban and rural pregnant women in Selangor. Mal J Nutr., 2017, 23 (Supp): S91.
  10. Yap WL and Satvin K. Dietary intake and healthy eating index among Malaysians young adults. Mal J Nutr., 2017, 23 (Supp): S136.
  11. Dhivyalosini Maykanathan, Hamid Jan J M, Rohana AJ, Yim HS, Satvinder K. Physical Activity Level and Gestational Weight Gain between Urban and Rural Pregnant Women in Selangor, Malaysia: A Comparative Study. Jurnal Gizi Klinik Indonesia, 2016, 13(Supp):pg 12.
  12. Satvinder K, Hamid Jan J M, Rohana AJ, Barakatun-Nisak MY, Yim HS. Validation and Reproducibility of a Culturally Specific Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) for Malaysian Punjabis. Mal J Nutr., 2016, 22(2):245-255.
  13. Satvinder K., Dhivyalosini M., Jacqueline TYX. Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) and its association with sociodemographics and weight status among adults in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Oral Health Research, 2015, Volume 6, Issue 4:1-10.
  14. Satvinder K, Yim HS, Barakatun Nisak MY, Rohana AJ, Hamid Jan JM. Hyperinsulinemia: A Metabolic Syndrome risk among Malaysian Punjabis in Central Malaysia. Mal J Nutr Vol. 22(2), Supplement, 2016.
  15. Dhivyaloshini M., Satvin K. Socio-demographics, Oral Health Behavior, and Physical Activity: Factors in Caries Experience among 19–59 Years Old Adults in a Malaysian Population. Makara J. Health Res., 2014, 19(2).
  16. Satvin K, Dhivyaloshini M., Ng KL. Factors associated with dental caries among selected urban school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Arch Orofac Sci, 2015, 10(1): 24-33.
  17. Sun PL, Leong YW, Satvin K. 2014. Prevalence of Mets and its relation to body composition among a group of Chinese elderly in primary care settings. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 9(1):21-26.

Conferences

Oral Presentation

  1. Satvinder K, Ng CM, Yap WL. Role of energy density on obesity among young adults in Malaysia. In the 2nd International National Institute of Nutrition Centenary Conference at Hyderabad, India (11-13th November 2018).
  2. Ng CM, Koo HC, Yap RWK, Chong PN and Satvinder K. Self-efficacy and home food availability is associated with healthy meal preparation practices in Kuala Lumpur children. In the 33th Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, 25th-26th July 2018.
  3. Satvinder K, Ng CM, Yim HS, Rohana AJ, Hamid Jan JM, Dhivyalosini M. Is Pre-Pregnancy BMI a Good Indicator to Monitor Gestational Weight Gain among Pregnant Women? In the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 20th-21st November 2017.
  4. Dhivyalosini Maykanathan, Hamid Jan JM, Rohana AJ, Yim HS, Satvinder K. 2016. Physical Activity Level and Gestational Weight Gain between Urban and Rural Pregnant Women in Selangor, Malaysia: A Comparative Study. In the 7th International Symposium on Wellness, Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 3rd-4th November 2016.
  5. Satvin K, Hamid JJM, Rohana AJ, Barakatun NMY, Yim HS. 2015. Hyperinsulinemia: A metabolic syndrome risk among Malaysian Punjabis in Central Malaysia. In the Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th-29th January 2015.
  6. Sun PL, Leong YW, Satvin K. 2013. Prevalence of Mets and its relation to body composition among a group of Chinese elderly in primary care settings. In the Asia Pacific Geriatrics Conference, Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Geriatrics Society, 20-21st October 2012.
  7. Satvin K, Mirnalini K. Metabolic syndrome in a sample of the Punjabi community in Kuala Lumpur. In the 22nd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society Malaysia, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 29th-30th March 2007.

 

Poster Presentation

  1. S.K. Nachatar Singh, D. Maykanathan, H.S. Yim, R. Abdul Jalil, H.J. Jan Mohamed Low physical activity is associated with lower birth weight among rural pregnant women in Central Malaysia; In the 10th World Congress on Development Origins of Health and Disease, 15 – 18th October 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at Congress Centre De Doelen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  2. Satvinder K., Rohana AJ, Barakatun-Nisak MY, Yim HS and Hamid JJM. Metabolic Syndrome risk factors and effectiveness of a nutritional and lifestyle educational programme for Punjabi women in Central Malaysia; In the 1st SEA-PHN Conference, Hotel Istana, 15th to 17th May 2017.
  3. Satvinder K, Leong KK, Saw YS and NurNabilla AR. Acculturation and non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors among Nepal migrant workers in Klang, Malaysia; In the 1st SEA-PHN Conference, Hotel Istana, 15th to 17th May 2017.
  4. Dhivya M, Satvinder K, Yim HS and Rohana AJ. Factors of dietary intake and physical activity level associated with gestational weight gain among urban and rural pregnant women in Selangor; In the 1st SEA-PHN Conference, Hotel Istana, 15th to 17th May 2017.
  5. Yap WL and Satvin K. Dietary intake and healthy eating index among Malaysians young adults; In the 1st SEA-PHN Conference, Hotel Istana, 15th to 17th May 2017.
  6. Satvin K, Serene TEH, Dhivyalosini M, Lim YY. Association of Parental Knowledge on Fluid Consumption with Weight Status of their Children; In the MDA-AODA Conference, KL Double Tree Hilton, 26-28th May 2016.
  7. Satvin K, Rohana AJ, Barakatun N, Yim HS, Hamid Jan JM. The Association of Home Environment, Family Lifestyle Factors and Maternal Weight Status on their children’s Body Mass Index (BMI).In the 3rd International Nutrition and Growth Conference, Vienna, Austria, 17th-19th March 2016.
  8. Satvin K, Dhivyalosini M, Jaqqueline TYX. Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) and it’s Association with Sociodemographics and Weight Status among Adults in Klang Valley, Malaysia. In the 6th International Symposium on Wellness, Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition (ISWHLN 2015), Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 25th-27th November 2015.
  9. Satvin K, Hamid JJM, Rohana AJ, Barakatun NMY, Yim HS. Development and Validation of the Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) for the Malaysian Punjabis. In the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM), Brisbane, Australia, 1-3rd September 2015.
  10. Jacqueline TYX, Satvin K. Association of body fat with dental caries among selected adults in Klang Valley. In the 30th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 2-3rd June 2015.
  11. Dhivyaloshini M, Lim KZ, Satvin K. Eating behaviour, nutritional status, an physical activity assessment among students according to gender from faculty of food science and technology in UPM. In the 30th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 2-3rd June 2015.
  12. Dhivyaloshini M, Satvin K. Dental caries and oral health behavior among adults visiting dental clinics in Klang Valley. In the 29th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 3-4th June 2014.
  13. Ng KL, Satvin K. Dental caries among school going children in Cheras. In the 29th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 3-4th June 2014.
  14. Foo SN, Satvin K. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Food Safety and Nutrition of Myanmar Refugees Children in Klang Valley. In the 28th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 29-30th May 2013.
  15. Lim KZ and Satvin K. Assessment of eating patterns, nutritional status and physical activity among a group of public university students. In the 27th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 24-25th May 2012.
  16. Gwee YC and Satvin K. Nutritional status, fast food consumption pattern and physical activity among students from faculty of food Science & technology in University Putra Malaysia (UPM). In the 27th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Conference, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 24-25th May 2012.
  17. Yap LY, Satvin K. Association between weight status and dietary intake with eating behavior among young adults in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Setapak. In the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) Conference, Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, 28-29 June 2011.
  18. Sun PL, Satvin K. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Chinese elderly from selected old folks home in Klang Valley. In the 26th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Scientific Conference, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 24-25th March 2011.
  19. Tiew SH, Satvin K. Eating attitude, dietary practices and body image perception among a sample of female adolescents in Klang, Selangor. In the 25th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Scientific Conference, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 25-26th March 2010.
  20. Koh HJ, Satvin K. Eating attitude, lifestyle practices and body image perception among Middle Eastern and local students of UCSI University. In the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) Conference at Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 August 2009.
  21. Tan ZY, Satvin K. Eating attitude, lifestyle practices and body image perception among Malaysians and African female students of UCSI University. In the Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) Conference at Seri Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 August 2009.
  22. Satvin K, Zaharah AM. Gastroesophageal reflux disease among infants at IPHKL. In the 24th Nutrition Society of Malaysia Scientific Conference, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, 2009
  23. Aznie EW, Satvin K, Roslee R, Zahara AM. A study on dietary intake among children with failure to thrive at IPHKL. In the Malaysian Dietetics Association conference, 2008

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Recipient of Dean List Award (2002-2007).
  2. First Prize for the Young Investigator’s Symposium held during 22nd NSM Scientific Conference (29-30th March 2007) Title: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among a sample of Punjabi population in Kuala Lumpur
  3. Recipient of MyBRAIN15 scholarship (2013-2016)
  4. Recipient of NSM Grant to attend the APCCN Conference 2015.
  5. Recipient of the Travel Grant for International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development in Nutritional Sciences held in Tokyo, Japan, 7th to 9th March 2017.
  6. Best Poster Award under the Young Researcher Award during 1st Southeast Asian Public Health Nutrition Conference held in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur (15th- 17th May 2017)
  7. Best Lecturer Award 2016 by UCSI University.
  8. Postgraduate Thesis Prize (PhD) 2018 by Nutrition Society Malaysia, awarded during the 33th Nutrition Society Malaysia conference at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur (25-26th July 2018).
  9. Best Oral presentation (Second Prize) at 2nd International NIN Centenary Conference at Hyderabad, India (11-13th November 2018).
  10. Prestigious External Award (2018) by Universiti Sains Malaysia at Anugerah Persada Kencana 2018, USM, Penang (3rd December 2018).

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Waseda University, Japan
  2. Taylor's University
  3. Universiti Putra Malaysia

Contributions to Society

  1. Guest Speaker for the MMIG (Miss Malaysian Indian Global) pageant. (2011-2016)
  2. Conducted Nutritional talk for the SWAN (Sikh Women Awareness Network) members (4th March 2012)
  3. Conducted Health Screening for the Punjabi community at the International Youth Centre (4-6th April 2014; 27-28th July 2014), 13-14th April 2014 at Petaling Jaya and at the 100th anniversary of Gurdwara Sahib Serdang celebration (13th July 2014)
  4. Volunteer for Nutrition Month Malaysia at One Utama on the 9th April 2016.
  5. Conducted Nutritional Talk for the UCSI Family Carnival Day on the 14th of May 2016
  6. Conducted Nutritional Talk for the Punjabi community at Ipoh, Perak on the 10th July 2016.
  7. Conducted Nutritional Talk for the Punjabi Community at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan on the 23rd July 2016.
  8. Conduct Nutrition Workshops for government and private secondary school students at UCSI University (2016-2017).
  9. Invited Speaker for Nutrition and Behaviour Modification for Picky Eater (NBMPE) Phase II by Wyeth Nutrition in 2017.
  10. Nutritionist for the Parent-Child Cooking workshop organized by Nutrition Society of Malaysia in conjunction with Nutrition Month Malaysia 2017.
  11. Conducted Nutrition Talk for the Orang Asli community on 5th August 2017.
  12. Conducted nutrition talk titled “Kids in the Kitchen: Encourage Healthy eating” with GetDoc on 23rd February 2018.
  13. Conducted nutrition talk on healthy eating for Sikh Community organized by Sikh Women Awareness Network (SWAN) on 4th March 2018.
  14. Mentor for Young Sikh Networking Event 2018 (10th March 2018).
  15. Nutritionist for Counselling public during Nutrition Month Malaysia at Sunway Velocity on the 23rd March 2018.
  16. Collaborated with Makan Lah and Mondelez International to create healthy and nutritious environment in government school canteens (2016-2017).
  17. Conducted nutrition education in government schools in collaboration with Makan Lah, Malaysian Collective Impact Initiative (MCII) and Mondelez International (2018).
  18. Conducted Health talk on Aging gracefully with Nutrition for EKTA Club members at Royal Selangor Club (24th July 2018).
  19. Organized Health screening and Nutrition Talk (Demystifying Nutrition) for Punjabi Sikh community in Gurdwara Sahib Subang (4th August 2018).
  20. Conducted talk for public on “Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome” for health event on Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Its complications in conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2018 at Sunway Velocity Mall, Cheras. (3rd November 2018).
  21. Collaborate with Mondelez International for Joy School Nutrition Programme at selected government schools in Klang Valley.