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Dr Nurliyana Binti Abdul Razak

Lecturer

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Community Nutrition
MSc. Community Nutrition
BSc. (Hons)(Food Science and Nutrition)

Areas of Interest
Nutrition (Maternal & Infant Nutrition; Childhood Nutrition; Nutrition & Cognition; Psychosocial Health & Nutrition)
Research

  1. Name of grants: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Education Malaysia
    Project Title: Early nutrition, growth and cognitive development from birth to 2 years
    Code: FRGS/2/2014/SKK10/UPM/01/1
    Duration: 3.5 years
    Role: PhD Student & Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
    Amount: RM 142,800
    Status: Completed

Current Research Project

  1. Psychological distress, disordered eating behaviour and body weight status of university students in Bangladesh (Supervisor for student's URP)
  2. Appetitive traits and growth of infants aged 0-6 months in Kuala Lumpur (Supervisor for student's URP)
  3. Maternal eating behaviour and infant's appetitive traits at 0-6 months in Kuala Lumpur (Supervisor for student's URP)
  4. Prenatal and postnatal factors associated with infant circadian rhythm, growth, and temperament (Co-supervisor for PhD student)

Publications

  1. Nurliyana, A.R., Mohd Shariff, Z., Mohd Nasir, M.T., Gan, W.Y. and Tan, K.A. (2020). Early growth and home environment are associated with cognitive development in the first year of life of Malaysian infants. Early Human Development, 140, 104890. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.104890.
  2. Karim, N.A. and Razak, N.A. (2019). Food and Nutrition in Malaysian Children. In C.J. Henry, T.A. Nicklas and S. Nicklaus (eds.), Nurturing a Healthy Generation of Children: Research Gaps and Opportunities. Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series. Vol. 91 (pp. 32-35). Switzerland: Nestlé Nutrition Institute / Basel: S Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000493704.
  3. Tee, E.S., Nurliyana, A.R., Norimah, A.K., Mohamed, H.J.B.J., Tan, S.Y., Appukutty, M., Hopkins, S., Thielecke, F., Ong, M.K., Ning, C. and Mohd Nasir, M.T. (2018). Breakfast consumption among Malaysian primary and secondary school children and relationship with body weight status – Findings from the MyBreakfast Study. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 27(2), 421-432. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.062017.12.
  4. Mohd Nasir, M.T., Nurliyana, A.R., Norimah, A.K., Jan Mohamed, H.J.B., Tan, S.Y., Appukutty, M., Hopkins, S., Thielecke, F., Ong, M.K., Ning, C. and Tee, E.S. (2017). Consumption of ready-to-eat cereals (RTEC) among Malaysian children and association with sociodemographics and nutrient intakes – findings from the MyBreakfast study. Food & Nutrition Research, 61(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/16546628.2017.1304692.
  5. Nurliyana, A.R., Mohd Shariff, Z., Mohd Taib, M.T., Gan, W.Y. and Tan, K.A. (2016). Early nutrition, growth and cognitive development of infants from birth to 2 years in Malaysia: a study protocol. BMC Pediatrics, 16(160), 1-7. doi: 10.1186/s12887-016-0700-0.
  6. Jan Mohamed, H.J., Loy, S.L., Mohd Taib, M.T., A Karim, N., Tan, S.Y., Appukutty, M., Abdul Razak, N., Thielecke, F., Hopkins, S., Ong, M.K., Ning, C. and Tee, E.S. (2015). Characteristics associated with the consumption of malted drinks among Malaysian primary school children: findings from the MyBreakfast study. BMC Public Health, 15(1322), 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2666-5.
  7. AK, N., Koo, H.C., JM, H.J., MT, M.N., Tan, S.Y., Appukutty, M., AR, N., Thielecke, F., Hopkins, S., Ong, M.K., Ning, C. and Tee, E.S. (2015). Whole grains intakes in the diets of Malaysian children and adolescents – Findings from the MyBreakfast Study. PLoS One, 10 (10): e0138247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138247.
  8. Nurliyana, A.R., Mohd Nasir, M.T., Zalilah, M.S. and Rohani, A. (2014). Dietary patterns and cognitive ability among 12- to 13 year-old adolescents in Selangor, Malaysia. Public Health Nutrition, 18(2), 303-312. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014000068.
  9. Norimah, A.K., Mohd Nasir, M.T., Hazizi, A.S., Suraya, I., Loh, S.H. and Nurliyana, A.R. (2014). Association of body weight status and socio-demographic factors with food habits among preschool children in Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 20(3), 303-315.
  10. Mohd Nasir, M.T., Norimah, A.K., Hazizi, A.S., Nurliyana, A.R., Loh, S.H. and Suraya, I. (2012). Child feeding practices, food habits, anthropometric indicators and cognitive performance among preschoolers in Peninsular Malaysia. Appetite, 58, 525-530. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.007.
  11. Nurliyana, A.R., Nur Afrina, A.R., Aini Marina, M. and Nurul Husna, M.S. (2020). Anxiety disorders and short-term memory among preschool children: A preliminary study. In W.Y. Gan and M.S. Zalilah (eds.), Child health, growth & development: Persistent and current issues (pp. 83-102). Selangor: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
  12. Mohd Nasir, M.T. and Nurliyana, A.R. (2020). Nutritional status and cognitive performance among preschool children in Peninsular Malaysia. In Gan WY, & Zalilah MS (eds.), Child health, growth & development: Persistent and current issues (pp. 69-82). Selangor: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.

Conference

  1. AOCO-MASO 2021 Conference (Rapid weight gain in the first 6 months of life and overweight/obesity at 2 years among infants in Seremban, Malaysia, 6-8 April 2021, Online, MASO & AOASO)
  2. 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference (Factors associated with cognitive development of infants at 6 and 12 months: preliminary findings from an infant cohort in Seremban, 14-17 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Nutrition Society of Malaysia & SEA-PHN Network)
  3. 4th International Conference on Nutrition & Growth 2017 (Predictors of catch-up growth and risk of overweight and obesity in the first 6 months of life: preliminary findings from a Malaysian cohort study, 2-4 March 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, N & G Committee)
  4. 31st Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (Early nutrition, growth and cognitive development of infants from birth to 2 years: Methodology and preliminary findings at 6 months, 31 May - 1 June 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Nutrition Society of Malaysia)
  5. 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (Nutritional and psychological factors associated with cognitive ability in 12 to 13 year-old Malay adolescents in Selangor, Malaysia, 14-18 May 2015, Yokohama, Japan, IUNS-ICN)

Award and Recognition

  1. Nutrition Society of Malaysia Publication Prize 2014
  2. Nutrition Society of Malaysia Undergraduate Prize 2010

Contributions to Society

  1. Administrator, Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, September 2017 - April 2021, Petaling Jaya, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  2. Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, October 2021 - present, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  3. Nutrition counsellor, Rotary Medical Camp 2019, 15 December 2019, SJK-T Seaport, Kelana Jaya, Rotary Club of Klang & MMA
  4. Cooking demonstration, Sinar Ramadhan Bersama Orang Asli & Asnaf, 25 May 2019, Perkampungan Orang Asli Puchong, Jalinan Kasih Wanita Puchong & Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  5. Nutrition counsellor, Nutrition Month Malaysia 2019, 20 April 2019, IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  6. Facilitator, Young Nutrition Ambassador Camp, 4-5 December 2018, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  7. Organizer, ILSI Seminar and Workshop on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, 13-14 November 2018, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, ILSI & Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  8. Secretariat, 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, 24-26 July 2018, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  9. Nutrition counsellor, Nutrition Month Malaysia 2018, 25 March 2018, Sunway Velocity Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  10. Volunteer for Department of Nutrition & Dietetics Booth, Pameran Fakulti, Ekspo Pertanian & Pesta Konvokesyen UPM ke-41, 3 November 2017, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  11. Secretariat, 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference, 14-17 May 2017, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, SEA-PHN & Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  12. Nutrition counsellor, Nutrition Month Malaysia 2017, Food Fit Fun Fair, 21 April 2017, IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Nutrition Society of Malaysia