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Dr Shashikala Sivapathy

Lecturer | Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Academic Qualifications

PhD Science
MSc Community Nutrition
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Community Health

Areas of Interest
Childhood obesity intervention
Adolescent nutrition
Obesogenic environment in school
Professional Bodies

Nutrition Society of Malaysia


Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: PSIF 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: School Canteen: Qualitative Insights from students, teachers and canteen operators.
    Code: Proj-In Fas-037
    Duration: 1.5 years
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM14,500
    Status: Active


  1. Shashikala, S. Chang, CY. Chai, WJ. Ang, YK. Yim, HS. (2013) Assessment of hydration status and body composition of athlete and non-athlete subjects using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 13(2):157-162. 
  2. Shashikala, S. Kandiah, M. Zalilah, M.S. and Khor, G.L. (2005) Nutritional Status of 1-3 years old children and maternal care behaviours in the Orang Asli Malaysia. The South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18:173-180.
  3. Latiffah, A.L., Nor Afiah M. and Shashikala, S.(2005) Psychological Well Being of the Elderly in Peninsular Malaysia. International Medical Journal, 4(2).
  4. Ng, W.C., Zalilah, M.S, Khor, G.L., Wan Norlida, W.G., Haslinah, A., Shashikala, S. Kandiah, M., Nawalyah, A.G. and Hejar, A.R. (2005) A Qualitative Study on perceptions and knowledge of Orang Asli Mothers on child health and nutrition. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 11(2):75-88.

Contributions to Society

  1. Life member of Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  2. Sub-committee member and chapter contributor for Malaysian Dietary Guidelines for Pregnant and Lactating mothers, Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  3. Sub committee member and chapter contributor for Malaysian Dietary Guidelines for Vegetarian, Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia.