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Research Interest Group
(Name of Group & Brief Description)

Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (United Graduate School of Child Development-UGSCD)

Current Convenors / Head Name: Dr Norhamizan Hamzah (adjunct lecturer to Osaka University)
Department: Rehabilitation Medicine
Link to UMExpert: UMExpert: https://umexpert.um.edu.my/norhamizanhamzah 
RIG Members
1. Name: Dr Subhashini Jayanath
Department: Paediatric
Expertise/research interest: Children development and disorders
Link to UMExpert: https://umexpert.um.edu.my/subhashinij
2. Name: Dr Aida Syarinaz Ahmad Adlan
Department: Psychological Medicine
Expertise/research interest: Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Link to UMExpert: https://umexpert.um.edu.my/aidasyarinaz
3. Name: Dr Sakinah Sabirin
Department: Rehabilitation Medicine
Expertise/research interest: Paediatric rehabilitation and Neurophysiology
Link to UMExpert: https://umexpert.um.edu.my/sabirins.html

Group Strength
  1. MoU and MoA signed with UM in 2021 (5 years)
  2. Research collaborations with host country and regional country members (3 completed, 1 ongoing, 2 potential projects)
  3. Grant award (1 completed, 1 ongoing)
  4. Yearly symposium CRNACDD ( 2 completed, 1 in Feb 2023)
  5. 4 publications to date (WoS) and international conference presentations
  6. Data registry – ongoing (All member database) – MoA signed 2021 (5 years)


  1. None. Currently UM is the only collaborator with UGSCD for Malaysia


  1. University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  2. Mahidol University, Thailand
  3. Philippine Children Medical Center, Philippine
  4. UGSCD universities (UGSCD Osaka University, Kanazawa University, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Chiba University, University of Fukui).
Activities / Projects
(Completed/ ongoing/ prospective projects)


  1. 3 collaborative studies with one grant


  1. 1 collaborative study with UGSCD with grant


  1. 2 projects to propose in upcoming CRNACDD symposium meeting Feb 2023
Calls for

Expertise/ collaboration: 

Experts in the field of paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders to include neuroimaging, genomics, psychology, digital health, preventative and educational medicine.


  1. Fundamental science – genomics
  2. Paediatric neuroimaging
  3. Digital health
  4. Educational medicine
Contact Us

Dr. Norhamizan Hamzah
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 

Last Update: 23/02/2023