Alice Chuah

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Dr Alice Chuah began her academic journey in 2013. Throughout her career, she has secured a total research fundings of RM 3.41 million from diverse sources, including government, industry and university. She has published various high impact journal papers, book chapters, and filed for patents. Her research has won her several international and national invention awards. She is also the receipient of the APEC-Australia Women in Research Fellowship, MAKNA Cancer Research Award and World Federation of Scientists Scholarships. She is currently the Focus Group Leader in wound/dermal delivery in the Malaysian Chapter of Controlled Release Society. 

Research interests

Dr Alice Chuah has strong interests in the development of various drug delivery systems, including nanoparticles, hydrogels and membranes. These are designed to improve the delivery of drugs and natural compounds. Concerned with the health and well being of the rural communities, she has also extended her research to develop water filtration membranes to provide sustainable clean drinking water to the rural communities.

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
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE), Monash University Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy, Universiti Nottingham Malaysia (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

Master of Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde

Research area keywords

  • Drug formulation and delivery
  • Nanomedicine
  • Curcumin
  • Tocotrienol
  • Natural compounds
  • Cancer
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Water literacy & education
  • Rural Health


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