Aiedah Khalek

Aiedah Khalek

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Biography

Dr. Aiedah is a Senior Lecturer and Convenor for General Studies at the Malaysia Immersion Hub, Monash University Malaysia. Her research expertise ranges in the field of religion and society, with specific interests in Muslim societies, halal consumption, ethnic relations, religious tolerance, and social cohesion. Her Doctorate of Philosophy conferred by the University of Malaya was on halal consumption among Generation Y Muslims. Her study has generated interest in the halal dining experience in a multicultural setting and social cohesion. She leads the General Studies Units at the Malaysia Immersion Hub.

Biography

She also currently works on multidisciplinary research which is established on the intersection of medicine, religion, and social sciences. Her team looks at the level of trust toward religious leaders and medical practitioners on stigmatised diseases such as epilepsy and HIV, and the engagement efforts undertaken by non-governmental organisations to combat such stigmatization.


She has presented her research findings at many international conferences and published her work in reputable journals. Various aspects of her research have reached multiple audiences from local conferences, NGO seminars to international platforms.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 16 Apr 2019

Islam and Society, PhD (Social Science), Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Award Date: 28 Jan 2016

Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (International Islamic University Malaysia)

Award Date: 9 Oct 2010

Shariah (Politics), Masters of Shariah, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Award Date: 11 Aug 2003

Research area keywords

  • religion and society
  • halal consumption
  • Religious diversity
  • Islamic Studies
  • nation building
  • social cohesion
  • ethnic relations
  • cultural diversity