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Rohana Binti Abdul Hamid

Academic Qualification

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (POLITICAL SCIENCE) - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Human Sciences (Political Science) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Political Science - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Rohana Binti Abdul Hamid (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

My research focus areas are in digital communication technologies, politics and social media and democracy and internet. Currently, working  on the papers on use of social media by legislators in Malaysia. I am also interested to do a research on the use of internet technologies by religious leaders / groups to promote tolerance and reconciliation. 

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ Political Theory and Political Philosophy - DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (POLITICAL SCIENCE)

Research Projects

2016 - 2020 Analysis of Resources Allocation Mechanism of Women Policy Agency in Malaysia
2016 - 2020 E-Democracy in Malaysia: Mapping the Participation of Parliamentarians
2023 - Present Muslim Politics in Plural Societies
2015 - Present Towards Developing E-Government Index in Malaysia: A Study on the Current Government Websites
2015 - Present Measuring Malay Entrepreneurs? Perception on Entrepreneurship Programmes in Penang



2023 An assessment of states’ websites in Malaysia: an evaluative study. Al-Risalah Journal, 7 (1) pp. 398-420
2022 Facebook and female member of parliaments in Malaysia: where are we going now?. IIUM Journal of Human Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 39-57
2020 Kudos to Malaysians. New Straits Times, () pp.
2020 Need to address digital divide. The Star, () pp.
2020 Public give positive feedback. The Star, () pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 An analysis of public sentiments towards Malaysian Government's Policies in managing COVID-19 pandemic. In: WAPOR Asia 3rd Annual Conference:,
2017 An assessment of states' government Websites in Malaysia. In: Melaka International Conference on Social Sciences 2017 (MELICOSS'17),
2016 Malay micro-entrepreneurs and state’s regulatory role: A case of Penang. In: International Conference on Sustainable an Inclusive Governance@ Pangkor Dialogue 2016,
Book Section

2023 Public perception of Malaysian government management during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak. In: Emerald Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-80455-589-7, pp. 113-136