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Wan Azdie Bin Mohd. Abu Bakar

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong
  • Master of Science (Health Science) - Masters Degree, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies - Advanced Diploma, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) - Bachelor Degree, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Wan Azdie Bin Mohd. Abu Bakar (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


wazdie@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Wan Azdie bin Mohd Abu Bakar obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Nutrition from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, before joining joining IIUM as a lecturer in 2003. He then completed his Ph.D at the University of Wollongong, Australia and returned to IIUM in 2010. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. His passion for teaching led him to become the recipient of the Best Teacher Award during the IIUM Quality Day 2013 and KAHS Murabbi Award during KAHS Takrim Day 2021. Dr Wan Azdie was the Head for the Department of Nutrition Sciences from July 2011 to May 2014 before he became the Dean for the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences from June 2014 until December 2017. Dr. Wan Azdie is a life member of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM) and Malaysian Association for the Study on Obesity (MASO). He was elected as a MASO Council Member from 2021 until now. He is also actively involved as a member in several technical working groups and committees related to nutrition under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. His main research interest is nutrition, focusing on public health issues including food security, obesity and also nutrition education.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Public Health ~ Other Public Health n.e.c.


Professional Membership


  • 2016: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life member), Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity
  • 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life member), Nutrition Society of Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED NUTRITION 2020/2021 2019/2020
COMMUNITY NUTRITION PLACEMENT 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE 2020/2021 2018/2019
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 2019/2020
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCES 2020/2021 2019/2020
EPIDEMIOLOGY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
FAMILY MANAGEMENT AND PARENTING 2013/2014 2012/2013
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 2013/2014
NUTRITION EDUCATION & HEALTH PROMOTION 2023/2024 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Nutrition Education and Health Promotion 2023/2024 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011
NUTRITION IN LIFE CYCLE 2013/2014 2011/2012 2010/2011
NUTRITION POLICY & FOOD SECURITY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Nutrition Policy and Food Security 2023/2024 2022/2023
NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESMENT 2016/2017 2015/2016 2013/2014 2012/2013 2010/2011
PRINCIPLE OF FOOD PREPARATION 2022/2023
Principles of Food Preparation 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2010/2011
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2012/2013
Research Project in Dietetics 1 2023/2024 2022/2023 2020/2021 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
RESEARCH PROJECT IN DIETETICS 2 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2015/2016 2012/2013
SEMINARS IN NUTRITION & DIETETICS 2021/2022
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN FOOD AND NUTRITION 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011
Socio-cultural Aspects of Nutrition 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018
STUDY CIRCLE 1 2011/2012
STUDY CIRCLE 2 2011/2012
STUDY CIRCLE 2 (SISTER) 2012/2013
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2021/2022


Supervision


Development Of Integrating Spiritual Model Into Dietetics Practice Among Dietitian In The East Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia.
Ph.D Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
Cross-Cultural Adaptation And Validation Of Adults' Food Security Survey Module.
Ph.D Completed 2016 Co-supervisor
Development Of Sugar Craving Assessment Tool And The Application Of Low Caloric Sweetener In Appetite Regulation And Eating Behaviour.
Ph.D Completed 2017 Co-supervisor
Evaluation Of Nutrition Education Intervention Programme On Nutritional Status Among Children Below Five Years Of Age In Shabelle (Gode) Zone Of Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia.
Ph.D Completed 2018 Co-supervisor
Development, Validation And Evaluation Of Web-Based Nutrition Education Program In Preventing Childhood Stunting In Pahang .
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Development Of Framework For Telenutrition Services Implementation In Malaysia: A Multimethod Research.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Development, Validation And Evaluation Of Workplace Wellness Intervention Module Towards The Reduction Of Blood Pressure Among Hypertensive Academicians In A Selected Higher Learning Institution.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Household Food Insecurity And Nutritional Status Of Schoolchildren In Kuantan Pahang.
Master Completed 2017 Main Supervisor
Fast-Food Outlets Availability, Nutritional Status And Household Food Security Level Among Adolescents In Kuantan, Pahang..
Master Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
The Prevalence And Determinants Of Food Insecurity Among Individuals Through Food Insecurity Experience Scale And Its Association With Obesity, Quality Of Life And Mental Health.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Muslim Youth’S Perception On Sunnah Diet & Lifestyle To Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Food Insecurity In Malaysia: Prevalence, Sociodemographic Determinants And Forecast Using Food Insecurity Experience Scale (Fies) .
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
The Determinants And Coping Strategies Of Food Insecurity Among B40 Hemodialysis Patients In Pahang.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Development And Validation Of A Nutrition Module For Young Children With Picky Eating In Pahang.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2020 Exploring the Utilization of Geographic Information System to study the root causes of obesity in Kuantan, Pahang
2012 - 2016 The Mapping and Risk Prediction of Obesity among Children and Adolescents
2011 - 2016 RU 2011 -Investigation on Sugar Craving Among Malaysia Adult and Its Relation to Sweetness Perception.
On-Going
2023 - Present Food insecurity among B40 hemodialysis patients in Pahang: Identifying the determinants, coping strategies, and its association with nutritional status.
2020 - Present THE EFFECTS OF A WEB-BASED NUTRITION INTERVENTION ON MOTHERS? KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE IN PREVENTING STUNTING AMONG CHILDREN IN PAHANG
2019 - Present Intervention Program for Stunting Problem among Children in Pahang #anakmalaysiatinggi
2011 - Present Assessment of Household Food Security Status Among Welfare Recipient in Kuching, Sarawak
2011 - Present KVC Book Project 2011- Allied Health Sciences: Enhancing the Healthcare
2010 - Present Collection of Biological Materials and DNA Extraction from Boarding School Students for Further Analysis on Genetic Susceptibility Markers of Adolescent Obesity
2010 - Present Nutritional Status, Physical Activity and Food Intake Assessment of Boarding School Students in Malaysia


Award & Recognition


30 Jun, 2021 KAHS Murabbi Award - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
14 Mar, 2013 Best Teacher Award for IIUM Quality Day 2013 - IIUM University


Publications


Article

2024 Childhood picky eating behaviour and its impact on the growth of young children: a scoping review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 8 (1) pp. 2953-2961
2023 Late night eating out behaviour: has it become culture in Kuantan, Pahang?. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 7 (5) pp. 165-177
2023 The feasibility and effectiveness of telenutrition for remote dietary consultation: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 19 (Supp 9) pp. 337-342
2023 Utilization of geographic information system (GIS) in mapping the distribution of malnutrition among primary school children in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 7 (1) pp. 2811-2819
2023 Validation of the Malay version of Food Insecurity Experience Scale (M-FIES) using Rasch analysis. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 29 (3) pp. 529-537
2022 A review of spatial analysis application in childhood malnutrition studies. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 29 (5) pp. 24-38
2022 Changes in health‑related lifestyles and food insecurity and its association with quality of life during the COVID‑19 lockdown in Malaysia. BMC Public Health, (1150) pp. 1-9
2022 Muslim dietitian-patient spiritual conversations and its’ challenges: a descriptive cross-sectional study. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 18 (19) pp. 43-48
2022 Perspective on healthy eating practices during 1000 days of life development: a qualitative study among female university students. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 6 (3) pp. 2632-2641
2021 Application of GIS‑based DRASTIC model approaches in assessing groundwater vulnerability for shallow alluvial aquifer deposited. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14 (23) pp. 1-21
2021 Eating behaviours of normal and overweight female undergraduate students in positive and negative emotions. Food Research, 5 (2) pp. 113-119
2021 Malaysia towards an ageing nation: nutritional balance and the golden years. Social Protection Insight : The New Narrative - Turning the Tide on Inequality, 5 () pp. 20-26
2021 Pastikan bakul makanan penuhi keperluan nutrisi keluarga. Berita Harian, 06 July 2021 () pp.
2021 Translation and validation of Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES). Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 27 (3) pp. 449-459
2021 Translation and validation of food insecurity experience scale (FIES). Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 27 (3) pp. 449-459
2021 Ulam raja berpotensi kuatkan minda. Majalah Sains, 29 September 2021 () pp.
2020 An evaluation of the quality of online health information focusing on weight management. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1563-1572
2020 Food insecurity situation in Malaysia: findings from Malaysian Adult Nutrition Survey (MANS) 2014. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 20 (1) pp. 167-174
2020 Healthy eating and physical activity among female students of IIUM Kuantan post weight-loss programme participation. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1299-1308
2020 Keracunan Makanan : Kerana Puding Badan letih, Kerana Laksa Badan Binasa. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 Normal atau tak tumbesaran anak anda? Jom baca perkongsian pakar tentang ‘bantut’!. siraplimau.com, 14th September 2020 () pp.
2020 The association of food insecurity with diet quality and mental health among IIUM Kuantan students. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1229-1239
2020 The association of food insecurity with the quality of life, academic performance and body mass index among university students. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1430-1439
2020 The effect of fast-food outlets availability on bmi status among adolescents in Kuantan, Pahang. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (4) pp. 1608-1618
2019 Food security and BMI status among adolescents in Kuantan, Pahang. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 75 (Suppl. 3) pp. 369-370
2019 Mindful eating practice predicts lower body mass index among university students. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 18 (10) pp. 977-982
2019 Prevalence and factors affecting food insecurity among university students in Pahang, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 25 (1) pp. 59-67
2019 Translation and content validation of Bahasa Malaysia version of the food insecurity experience scale (FIES). Medical Journal of Malaysia, 74 (Supplement 2) pp. 153-153
2018 Does picky eating behavior exist in university students?. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 2 (1) pp. 140-154
2018 Effect of Nutrition Education Intervention on Knowledge Attitude and practice of mothers/caregivers on infant and young child feeding in Shabelle (Gode) Zone, Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia. Revelation and Science, 8 (1) pp. 50-59
2018 Perception on postpartum dietary practices among Malay women in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), Kuantan, Pahang. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 2 (1) pp. 244-265
2018 Restoran makanan segera: patutkah dibuka lebih banyak cawangan?. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2017 Fasting in Islam: A combination of spiritual elevation and prevention of diseases. International Medical Journal Malaysia, () pp.
2017 Food security status and childhood obesity in Kuantan Pahang. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 1 (2) pp. 57-71
2017 Predictors and prevalence of anemia, among children aged 6 to 59 months in shebelle zone, somali region, eastern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Development Research, 7 (1) pp. 11189-11196
2017 Undernutrition prevalence and its determinants among children below five years of age in Shabelle zone, Somali region, eastern Ethiopia. International Journal Of Allied Health Sciences, 1 (2) pp. 80-84
2016 Knowledge, attitude and practice of mothers/caregivers on infant and young child feeding in Shabelle zone, Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study. Revelation and Science, 6 (2) pp. 42-54
2015 Household food insecurity in Malaysia: findings from Malaysian Adults Nutrition Survey. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 70 (S1) pp. 11
2014 Does mixed spices affect serum insulin and adiponectin concentration in male sprague dawley rats?. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2 (10) pp. 681-685
2013 Assessment of food security status among rural and urban households in Kuching district, Sarawak, Malaysia. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 63 (suppl 1) pp. 870-870
2013 Does religious fasting affect cognitive performance?. Nutrition & Food Science, 43 (5) pp. 483-489
2013 Does religious fasting affect energy and macro-nutrients intakes?. Nutrition & Food Science, 43 (3) pp. 254-260
2009 Going hungry in Australia?. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 15 (2 Supplement) pp. S36-S36
2009 Measuring Food Insecurity in Wollongong. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 55 (1) pp. 657-657
2007 The effectiveness of nutrition education programme for primary school children. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 13 (1) pp. 45-54
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 The mapping of household food insecurity and its associated factors among women in Pahang, Malaysia. In: 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN),
2019 Food security and BMI status among adolescents �in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. In: Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019,
2019 Food security: concepts and definitions. In: 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health,
2018 Food security status affects stress level and academic performance among university students. In: 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2018,
2018 Household food insecurity and nutritional status among adolescents in Kuantan, Pahang. In: 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2018,
2018 The prevalence of BMI status and household food insecurity among primary school children in Kuantan, Pahang. In: 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2018,
2016 Fasting in Islam: A combination of spiritual elevation and prevention of diseases. In: 2nd World Congress on the Integration And Islamicisation: Focus On Medical And Health Care Sciences (2WCII2016),
2015 Energy compensation in a meal preceded by low-calorie sweetener- and sugar-containing preload. In: 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2015),
2015 Nutritional status of schoolchildren and its distribution in Kuantan, Pahang: a preliminary study. In: 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2015),
2015 Nutritional status of schoolchildren in Kuantan, Pahang. In: MASO 2015 Scientific Conference on Obesity,
2014 Does sugar craving predict sugar intake? A preliminary finding from the Sugar Craving Assessment Tool (SCAT). In: 12th International Congress on Obesity 2014,
2012 Examining Islamic perspectives in five Allied Health disciplines in Scopus indexed journals. In: The Islamic Medical Association of North America Continuing Education,
2012 Perceived sweetness of sugar and low-calorie sweetener among adults: the fatter, the sweeter. In: 3rd International Symposium On Wellness,Healthy Lifestyle & Nutrition 2012,
2011 Food insecurity among students in a public University in Kuantan, Malaysia. In: International Health Conference IIUM 2011 ,
Book Section

2021 Eat adequate amounts of rice, other cereals, whole grain cereal-based products and tubers. In: National Coordinating Committee on Food and Nutrition (NCCFN), Ministry of Health Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-19598-2-4, pp. 107-118
2020 Research Priority Area 2: National Food and Nutrition Situation. In: Technical Working Group on Nutrition Research, NCCFN, Ministry of Health Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-19598-0-0, pp. 19-30
2016 Monitoring and evaluation of national food and nutrition security, nutritional status and programmes. In: National Coordinating Committee on Food and Nutrition Ministry of Health, Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-0769-62-2, pp. 12-18
2014 Eat adequate amount of rice, cereals or tubers. In: Technical Working Group on Nutritional Guidelines Ministry of Health Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-0399-49-2, pp. 125-140
2014 Food security status. In: Institute for Public Health, Ministry Of Health Malaysia, ISBN: 978-983-2387-16-9, pp. 17-32
Monograph

2020 Final report : FRGS 16-054-0553. Exploring the utilization of geographic information system to study the root causes of obesity in Kuantan, Pahang. In: ,