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Hanisah Binti Mohd. Noor

Academic Qualification

  • Psychiatry - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • M.D - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Hanisah Binti Mohd. Noor (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Asst. Prof Dr Hanisah Mohd Noor started housemanship training at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan in year 2000 after completing her undergraduate study at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In 2001, she served Hospital Kuala Terengganu as a medical officer in Paediatric Department, Accident and Emergency Department and Plastic Surgery Department. Later in 2002, she served Pusat Kesihatan Daerah Dungun as a Medical and Health Officer in Klinik Kesihatan Paka for a year. She started working in Department of Psychiatry Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan as a medical officer since 2003. She developed interest in teaching ever since she worked as the medical officer in Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan and started getting involved in teaching of medical students of IIUM since 2003.
In March 2007, she joined Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM as a trainee lecturer in Psychiatry. She enrolled for Master of Medicine in Psychiatry in June 2007 in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She then served at the Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian and a few other gazetted Ministry of Health Hospitals namely Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, Perak (for Forensic Psychiatry posting); Hospital Sultan Ismail (for Geriatric Psychiatry posting) and Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (for Addiction Psychiatry posting). She spent four years to complete the master program as required and awarded with Master of Medicine in Psychiatry, MMED (Psychiatry) in June 2011. She immediately returned to Kuantan to serve as a lecturer in Department of Psychiatry, Kulliyyah of Medicine, IIUM.
She was involved in curriculum revision for undergraduate psychiatric course. She was also directly involved in the curriculum preparation of the postgraduate Master of Medicine program for psychiatry in IIUM (MMED-Psy) which has started since 2018. She currently served as the Post Graduate Coordinator since January 2019 and a member of National Conjoint Board Committee of Psychaitry. She has been an invited lecturer for Kulliyyah of Nursing, Kulliyyah of Allied Health and Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, IIUM. She is a clinical examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Psychiatry.
Beside the teaching and learning roles, she also provided clinical consultation services in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, IIUM Specialist Center and IIUM Medical Center as a Clinical Psychiatrist. She managed general adult cases including psychotic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders as well as child and adolescent psychiatric cases. She also managed referrals from other departments within the hospital in need of liaison psychiatric services. She is directly involved in clinical supervision of medical officers (both in service and masters program trainee) and house officers attached in the Department of Psychiatry. She has also supervised PhD, Masters students and undergraduate students Final Year Projects from other Kulliyah's and other university. She is an invited speaker on related mental health and psychiatric topics in events organized by government and non-government sectors including schools in Kuantan. She has ongoing involvement in researches related to the field of psychiatry and have several publications in the past.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Psychiatry - Medical and health - Psychiatry

Professional Membership

  • 2013 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (LIFE MEMBER), MALAYSIA PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

Teaching Responsibilities

PSYCHIATRY AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE 2019/2020 2018/2019 2014/2015 2016/2017 2013/2014 2011/2012 2020/2021 2015/2016 2017/2018

Research Projects

2018 - 2020 Transferring knowledge on childhood sexual abuse to kindergarten teachers
2018 - Present Epigenetics of schizophrenia: DNA methylation mechanisms of immune gene Complement C4 as the basis of schizophrenia.
2016 - Present Psychiatric manifestation in non-psychiatry setting
2011 - Present RU 2011-Determinants of quality of life among cancer cohort in HTAA



2018 DNA methylation of membrane-bound catechol-O-methyltransferase in Malaysian schizophrenia patients. Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 72 (4) pp. 266-279
2017 Reelin (RELN) DNA methylation in the peripheral blood of schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 88 () pp. 28-37
2016 Integrating islamic input in undergraduate psychiatry teaching: IIUM experience. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplementary Issue no. 1) pp. 91-91
2015 MethyLight TaqMan® Assay for quantification of DNA methylation of Reelin (RELN) gene in schizophrenia: preliminary data. Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 37 (2) pp. 191
2012 The influence of relaxation with electromyography and Islamic prayer programs for female Muslim. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 7 (22) pp. 2897-2904
Conference or Workshop Item

2017 COMT methylation as a potential peripheral biomarker of schizophrenia. In: INFORMM's Second International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics & Biomarker Discovery,
2017 Epigenetic changes of DRD2 gene in pathogenesis of schizophrenia. In: Medical Research Symposium 2017,
2017 Managing suicidal behaviour in Muslim with depression: issues and challenges. In: 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations Conference,
2017 Prediction of clinical symptoms of schizophrenia based on COMT methylation marker. In: Medical Research Symposium 2017,
2016 DNA methylation of disrupted in schizophrenia 1 (disc1) gene in schizophrenia using methylight taqman assay. In: Medical Research Symposium (MRS) and Pasific Partner Partnership (PP16) in conjuction with Kuantan Research Day (KRD) 2016,
2016 Integrating Islamic input in undergraduate psychiatry teaching: IIUM experience. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2016 Integrating Islamic principles in community mental health services. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus on Medical and Health Care Sciences (2SWCII 2016),
2016 Relationship of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) DNA methylation with schizophrenia. In: 41st Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB 2016),
2016 Relationship of brain derived neurotrophic factor DNA methylation with psychopathologic symptoms and antipsychotics in stable schizophrenia. In: 30th Scientific Meeting of Malaysia Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP), 2016,
2015 MethyLight TaqMan® assay for quantification of DNA methylation of Reelin (RELN) gene in schizophrenia: preliminary data . In: 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting College of Pathologists Academy of Medicine of Malaysia,
2013 Gender identity disorders in Islamic perspective. In: Seminar on Islamization of Medical Curruculum and Practice,
Book Section

2020 DNA barcoding of ichthyoplankton and juvenile fishes of a tropical river in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-50074-0, pp. 237-251