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Dr. Alice Chuah is a senior lecturer in the School of Pharmacy. She is a registered pharmacist in Malaysia, and has had experience working in hospital and community pharmacies. During her PhD studies, she was awarded the World Federation of Scientist (WFS) Scholarships for two consecutive years. She also received the Malaysia National Cancer Council (MAKNA) Cancer Research Award in 2009. Her research focusses on novel drug delivery systems, especially nanomedicine. She also has interests in the health, water literacy and water education of rural communities.

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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