Assistant Professor Dr. Serene Tung En Hui

Serene

Assistant Professor Dr. Serene Tung En Hui

Head of Programme, Nutrition with Wellness | Department of Food Science with Nutrition
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Community Nutrition
MSc Community Health
BSc (Hons) (Biology)

Areas of Interest
Childhood Nutrition
Childhood Obesity
Cognitve function
Metabolic Syndrome
Professional Affiliation

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

Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Sleep habits, hydration and nutritional related factors associated with cognitive function among adolescents in Klang Valley, Malaysia 
    Code: Proj-In-FAS-035
    Duration: June 2016 - Dec 2018
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM23,600
    Status: Completed
  2. Name of grant: Research Grant Scheme (RGS) 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Personal and socio-environmental factors of disordered eating, obesity and metabolic syndrome among primary school children in Klang Valley
    Code: Proj-In-FAS-016
    Duration: May 2013 - Dec 2015
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM40,700
    Status: Completed

Publications

  1. Tung SEH, Mohd Nasir MT, Chin YS, Zalilah MS, Zubaidah JO, Yim HS. Psychological factors and cardiovascular disease risk factors as mediators of the relationship between overweight/obesity and cognitive function among school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Childhood Obesity. 15(1): 56-62
  2. Tung SEH, Mohd Nasir MT, Chin YS, Zalilah MS, Zubaidah JO, Yim HS. Insulin resistance, inflammation and metabolic syndrome in normal weight and overweight/obese Malaysian children. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 24 (2):153-161
  3. Satvinder K, Tung SEH, Maykanathan D, Lim YY. 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. 46(3), pp.222–229
  4. Tung, S.E.H., Ng, X. H., Chin, Y. S., & Mohd Taib, M.N. (2016). Associations between parents’ perception of neighbourhood environments and safety with physical activity of primary school children in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Child: Care, Health and Development, 42(4), 478–485
  5. Tung, S.E.H, Widyanto, S.F, Shiuna, H., & Yim, H. S. (2015). Parent’s perception of neighbourhood environment and safety, physical activity and weight status of school children in Bali and Maldives: A comparative study. Journal of Physical Activity, Sports & Exercise, 3(1), 14–22
  6. Tung, S.E.H., Shamarina, S., & Mohd Nasir, M. T. (2011). Familial and socio-environmental predictors of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 17, 151–162.

Conferences

  1. Oral Presentation 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Tung SEH, Ch’ng YZ, Karnan, TV, Chong PN, Zubaidah JO, Chin YS. Associations between fluid intake, hydration, Body-Mass-Index and cognitive function among adolescents in Selangor, Malaysia. 2018. Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
  2. Oral Presentation at 1st South East Asia- Public Health Nutrition Conference. “Together in Advancing Public Health Nutrition”. Oral Presentation at 1st South East Asia- Public Health Nutrition Conference. “Together in Advancing Public Health Nutrition”. 2017. Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
  3. Oral Presentation at 2016 International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (ICOMES 2016) “The Obesity Wave: Understanding, Managing & Preventing Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome”, Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea. Tung SEH, Mohd Nasir MT, Chin YS, Zalilah MS, Zubaidah JO, Yim HS. Metabolic parameters and their associations with cognitive function in normal weight and overweight/obese school children aged 10-11 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2016. Korean Society of the Study of Obesity
  4. Poster Presentation at 31st Annual Scientific Conference of Nutrition Society of Malaysia. Poster Presentation at 31st Annual Scientific Conference of Nutrition Society of Malaysia. 2016. Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
  5. Poster Presentation at MDA-AODA Conference . Satvinder Kaur, Lim Yi Yan, Tung SEH. Associations of parental knowledge on fluid consumption with weight status of their children. 2016. Malaysian Dietetics Association.
  6. Oral presentation at 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN) 2015, Nutrition and Food for Longevity: For the Well-Being of all, Yokohama Japan. Tung SEH, Ng XH, Mohd Taib MN. Sex differences in parent’s perception of neighbourhood environment, physical activity and weight status of primary school children in Selangor, Malaysia. 2015. Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Travel Grant Award: 2016 International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. Korean Society of the Study of Obesity
  2. NSM Publication Prize 2012: Infant and Childhood Nutrition Research. Nutrition Society of Malaysia

Contributions to Society

  1. Nutrition Talk at Hope Serdang Church, Serdang. Title: Healthy Plate. 2018
  2. Nutrition Talk at City of Light Family Church (A/G), Klang. Title: - You are what you eat! 2018
  3. GetDoc Facebook Live Talk. Title: – Micronutrients During Pregnancy. 2018
  4. Nutrition Counsellor for Nutrition Month Malaysia (NMM) organized by Nutrition Society of Malaysia. 2016, 2017
  5. Health Screening for Christmas Carnival at Hope Serdang, Church. 2018