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Nurazzura Bt Mohamad Diah
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Nurazzura Mohamad Diah is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Nurazzura Mohamad Diah obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology in 2010 from the School of Social Sciences (Anthropology and Sociology), University of Western Australia. Her Ph.D thesis focuses on the menopausal experiences of urban middle class Malay women in Malaysia and it was considered to be among the few anthropological researches that focus specifically on sensitive issues in Malaysia. She uses qualitative method to understand the ways in which health and sickne ... show more

  • Socialogy (Demography) - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Australia
  • Sociology & Anthropology - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Usul Al-Din & Comparative Religion - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Sociology & Anthropology - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Anthropology ~ Social and Cultural Anthropology - women's health (menopause, pap smear), healthcare, education and reproductive health, youth, disability & minority (Orang Asli) health, beauty & body image
ACADEMIC EXERCISE I 2009/2010
ADVANCED ISSUES IN ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLED 1997/1998
ADVANCED SOCIOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES 2018/2019 2019/2020
CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM SOCIETIES 1995/1996 2002/2003 2003/2004
CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM SOCIETY 2013/2014 2017/2018
ECONOMY AND SOCIETY 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2019/2020 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2019/2020
GRADUATE SEMINAR 2019/2020
GROUP DYNAMICS 2015/2016 2017/2018
HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2020/2021
INTERNSHIP (DEVELOPMENT STUDIES) 2015/2016
INTERNSHIP (INDUSTRIAL STUDIES) 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK 2011/2012
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014 2014/2015
ISSUES IN ISLAMISATION OF KNOWLEDGE 1997/1998
ISSUES IN ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 1996/1997
ISSUES IN ISLAMIZATION OF SOCIO.&ANTHROPOLOGY 1996/1997
MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY 2011/2012 2012/2013 2019/2020
METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH I 1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998
METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH II 1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998
POPULATION AND SOCIETY 1995/1996 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
PRACTICUM (DEVELOPMENT STUDIES) 2008/2009 2013/2014 2015/2016
PRACTICUM (INDUSTRIAL STUDIES) 2008/2009 2014/2015
PRACTICUM (SOCIAL WORK STUDIES) 2010/2011 2011/2012
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY II 2012/2013
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2014/2015 2016/2017 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2016/2017
RESEARCH PAPER II 2018/2019
SHARIAH & IJTIHAD IN CONTEMP. MUSLIM SOCIETY 1995/1996
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY 2010/2011
SOCIAL PATHOLOGY 1997/1998
SOCIAL STATISTICS 1996/1997
SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 2014/2015 2015/2016
SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR 2003/2004 2004/2005 2010/2011
SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2009/2010 2010/2011 2012/2013 2016/2017 2017/2018
SOCIOLOGY OF GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014 2014/2015 2016/2017
WORK AND ORGANISATION 2019/2020
YOUTH AND SOCIETY 2009/2010 2010/2011
In Progress
2018 - Present Ideas and Civilization
2016 - Present A Study on Socio-Cultural Determinants of Parental Vaccine Refusal among Muslim Parents in Klang Valley
2016 - Present The News Coverage of Selected Malaysian Newspapers on Zika: An Analysis of Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia and the STAR
Completed
2018 - 2019 Diskriminasi Gender Dalam Amalan Pekerjaan dikalangan golongan Profesional
2016 - 2018 Maqasid Shariah Framework for Eliminating Domestic Violence Among Malaysian Muslim Families
2016 - 2020 A Study on Socio-Cultural Determinants of Parental Vaccine Refusal among Muslim Parents in Klang Valley
2015 - 2016 Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities of the Flood Affected People in Malaysia: Some Suggestive Strategies to Reduce Sufferings
2014 - 2016 Islamization as a Method of Universalisation of Knowledge
2013 - 2014 Health-Seeking Behavior of the Bangladeshi Workers in Malaysia: Some suggestive recommendations in Adjustive Context
2013 - 2015 A Study on Cultural Beliefs towards Pap- Smear Screening among Urban Muslim Women in Gombak
2013 - 2015 Tourism in Malaysia: An Intensive Study of Socio-Cultural and Environmental Impact in Two Central Zones of Klang Valley
2011 - 2014 Exploring Internship Experience: The Case Of Sociology And Anthropology Undergraduates Of IIUM (RU2011)
2010 - 2012 The Knowledge of Menopause and Its Treatment Among Orang Asli in Gombak
14 November 2007 BEST PRESENTER (IN GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE). UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA - International level.
12 February 2005 BEST TEACHER AWARD (SEMESTER 2, 2004/2005). KIRKHS - University level.
Article
2019 Islam and sport: from human experiences to revelation. Intellectual Discourse , 27 (2) pp.413-430
2019 Shifting priorities: understanding physical inactivity from the perspective of female youth. Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies , Edisi Khas Yours’18 Agenda Sosial Vol 1 pp.153-170
2019 Opinions of the urban women on pap test: evidence from Bangladesh. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention , 20 (6) pp.1613-1620
2019 Understanding the needs of disabled athletes in school: The case of impaired vision athletes. Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies , 2 (Edisi Khas YOURS’18 Agenda Sosial) pp.80-92
2019 Sports and physical activities in Islam: reflections of Muslim participation. Jurnal Al-Sirat , 18 (1) pp.88-99
2019 Coping mechanisms among Palestinian refugee families in Malaysia during the transition period. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care , 15 (3) pp.191-200
2019 Refusal towards vaccination: a survey among Malay parents. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly and Disabled People , 7 pp.11-16
2019 An analysis of research productivity in Saudi Arabia and Iran. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education , 4 pp.197-208
2019 Practices of self medication among university students of Multan, Pakistan. The Pakistan Journal of Social Issues , IX pp.176-182
2018 Psychosocial problems faced By thalassemia major patients of district Multan, Pakistan. Pakistan Paediatric Journal , 42 (1) pp.23-27
2018 The perception and attitude of South Sulawesi youth towards the impacts of uang panai: a pilot study. Asian People Journal (APJ) , 1 (2) pp.135-145
2018 Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) in OIC countries: implications on healthcare system. Global Journal Al-Thaqafah (GJAT) , 8 (2) pp.45-53
2018 Women and essential oil usage: a literature review. Jurnal Sains Sosial , 1 (1) pp.27-36
2018 From immigrants to sports figures: the case study of the IOC refugee team in rio olympics 2016. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) pp.137-154
2018 Muslim migration to the west: the case of the Muslim minority in India. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) (Special Issue) pp.173-193
2018 الفلسطينيون: سبعونَ عاماً بين اللجوء و الشتات = The Palestinians: seventy years of refuge and displacement. Jurnal Al-Tamaddun , 13 (2) pp.161-174
2018 Raising disabled heroes in sport: challenges and prospects. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled , 5 pp.252-257
2017 Empowering people with disabilities (PWDs) via information communication technology (ICT): the case of Malaysia. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled , 2 pp.86-93
2017 Warga Bangladesh tiada dokumen saringan kesihatan. HARIAN METRO pp.8-8
2017 The perceptions and the practices of folk medicines among youths in Pakistan. PERTANIKA Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH) , 25 (2) pp.949-960
2017 ضرب الزوجات بين مقاصد الشريعة الإسلامية والقانون الماليزي = Wife beating between Maqasid al-Shariah and the Malaysian law = Pukul isteri antara Maqasid al-Shari’ah dan Undang-Undang Malaysia. At-Tajdid , 21 (41-B) pp.157-176
2017 The prospects of people with disabilities (PWDs) participation in entrepreneurship: the perspective of university students with physical and sensory disabilities. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled , 2 pp.79-85
2017 Deployment of maternal healthcare services at public hospitals in Pakistan: a global perspective. International Journal of Current Research , 9 (3) pp.48229-48235
2016 Torrential floods in Malaysia: Assessing the loss and vulnerabilities in three Kelantan villages. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences , 7 (5) pp.192-201
2016 Problems and sufferings of the flood-affected people in Malaysia:A study of three villages in Kelantan. South Asian Anthropologist , 16 (2) pp.129-135
2016 Quality of maternal healthcare: Theoretical perspective on quality measurements. Pakistan Journal of Public Health , 6 (2) pp.3-8
2016 Trends and challenges of community service participation among postgraduate students in IIUM: a case study. Man In India , 96 (1-2) pp.469-475
2015 Images and representations of menopause in a Malaysian woman magazine: an analysis of MIDI. Asian Social Science , 11 (22) pp.76-80
2015 Health seeking behavior of the Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia: some suggestive recommendations in adjustive context. Asian Social Science , 11 (10) pp.348-357
2015 Corporate giving in the health sector: a study on the Malaysian companies. Middle East Journal of Business , 10 (4) pp.29-37
2015 An assessment of gender norms among students towards equality in higher education. IAMURE International Journal of Education , 14 pp.14-30
2015 Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Malaysia: Their Socio- Cultural Background and Work-Adaptability. South Asian Anthropologist , 15 (1) pp.1-7
2014 The pull factors of minority students' participation in sports. Asian Journal of Management Sciences & Education (AJMSE) , 3 (1) pp.141-147
2014 Corporate contribution in the health sector: the case of Bangladeshi banking companies. Middle East Journal of Business , 9 (3) pp.30-33
2014 Tourism in Malaysia: problems and prospects in context to socio-cultural and environmental surroundings of the country . South Asian Anthropologist , 14 (2) pp.119-128
2014 Internship in sociology: a new dimension of increasing students’ employability in Malaysian job market. World Applied Sciences Journal , 30 (A) pp.263-268
2014 An overview of the anthropological theories. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science , 4 (10(1)) pp.155-164
2013 The knowledge of menopause and its treatment among Orang Asli in Gombak. International Research Journal of Social Sciences , 2 (8) pp.1-4

Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Contextualising Maqāṣid al-Sharī’ah and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. In: The 2nd Joint International Conference on Emerging Computing Technology and Sports 2019 (2ND JICETS 2019)
2019 Participation in paralympic sports: What it means to female student-athletes with disabilities. In: 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019)
2019 Refusal towards vaccination: a survey among Malay parents. In: 8th Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Elderly and People with Disabilities (PICCWED 8)
2019 Integrating the principle of Maqāṣid al-Sharī’ah and sport in the context of Muslim participation: a critical appraisal. In: International Seminar on Islamic Studies 2019
2018 Shifting priorities : understanding physical inactivity from the perspective of female youths. In: Seminar Penyelidikan Belia Kebangsaan 2018 (YOURS' 18)
2017 The awareness and practice of essential oil among Malaysians: preliminary findings. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS 2017)
2017 Bride wealth in marriage: the case of Uang Panai in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS 2017)
2017 Managing patient safety and quality of care in public hospitals in Pakistan. In: AIMC 2017 - Asia International Multidiscipllinary Conference
2017 Understanding orang asli participation in sport: some methodological issues. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS 2017)
2017 The coverage of dengue and zika in selected Malaysian newspapers: an analysis of Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia and The Star. In: 4th International Conference on Human Sustainability 2017 (INSAN4)
2017 The prospects of people with disabilities ( PWDS ) participation in entrepreneurship: the perspective of university students with physical and sensory disabilities. In: The 2nd Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Elderly & Disabled People (PICCWED2)
2017 Empowering people with disabilities (pwds) via information communication technology (ict): the case of Malaysia. In: The 2nd Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Elderly & Disabled People (PICCWED2)
2016 Torrential floods in Malaysia: assessing the loss and vulnerabilities in three Kelantan villages. In: Persidangan Kajian Bencana Banjir 2014
2015 Understanding about pap smear among Malay women. In: Fifteenth TheIIER International Conference
2015 One common world, two different stories: the beliefs and practices of Malaysia and South Africa traditional healers. In: One Day Conference on Africa (ICAFRICA2015)
2015 Perception and practices of folk medicines among youth in Pakistan. In: 9th International Conference on Healthcare and Life Science Research (ICHLSR)
2015 Sport as a tool for social inclusion: a study of minority students in Pekan, Pahang. In: Pekan International Education Conference (PIEC2015)
2015 Health Indices in South Asian Countries: Time Series Analysis (2005-2013). In: The 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Communication, Education, Language & Social Science Conference (KLiCELS2)
2015 Lessons from internship programme: a study of sociology and anthropology students at IIUM. In: Global Multidisciplinary Academic Conference (GMAC 2015)
2014 Images of menopause in a Malaysian women magazine: an analysis of MIDI. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Media dan Dakwah (SMED2014)
2013 Internship in sociology: a new dimension of increasing students’ employability in Malaysian job market . In: International Conference on Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (ICMRP) 2013
2012 Integrating minority students through Sekolah Berwatak (Sports-based Character School) Programme: a study of selected secondary schools in the district of Pekan, Pahang. In: ASEAN University Sports Council International Conference 2012 (AUSCIC2012)
2010 "I trust HRT, not jamu" : the experience of treating menopausal symptoms among urban Malay women. In: 3rd International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST) 2010
2009 "What's wrong with mak?": understanding menopause among young Malay adults. In: 9th IAAH WORLD CONGRESS ON ADOSLECENT SEXUAL HEALTH
2007 Exploring a sensitive issue: menopause experience among urban Malay women in Malaysia. In: 4th International Qualitative Research Convention 2007

Book

2017 Understanding Africa: the stories of culture and change. Partridge Publishing
2016 Tourism in Malaysia: an empirical study on socio-economic and environmental impacts. Partridge Singapore . ISBN 978-1-4828-7996-4

Book Section

2019 Minority, sports activities, and social integration: a tale from Malaysian schools. In: Being human: responding to changes Partridge . ISBN 978-1-5437-4913-7 , pp.128-142
2019 Dilema saringan pap smear dalam kalangan beliawanis: masalah dan cabarannya. In: Malaysia: Senario Sosial Kontemporari Universiti Putra Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-344-932-3 , pp.222-240
2018 Tips penjagaan kesihatan wanita. In: Tips wanita menuju syurga Cahaya Hati Training & Consultancy . ISBN 978-967-15111-3-8 , pp.121-138
2017 Representations of Africa and African societies in a Malaysian newspaper: an analysis of the star. In: Understanding Africa: the stories of culture and change Partridge, Singapore , pp.67-74
2017 Socio-cultural determinants of health and wellbeing of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Understanding Africa: the stories of culture and change Partridge Singapore , pp.97-109
2014 Liminality and menopause: the urban Malay women's perspective. In: Traditionalism and modernity: issues and perspectives in sociology and social anthropology Partridge Publishing . ISBN 9781482891393 , pp.77-97
2011 The experience of treating menopausal symptoms among urban Malay women: an anthropological case study. In: Understanding sociological issues: conceptualizing the diversities IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674181239 , pp.85-112