Syahrul Nellis


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Dr. Syahrul joined Monash University Malaysia as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS). He completed his PhD (Medical Microbiology) from the Medical Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya.

Before joining Monash, Dr. Syahrul was a part of a Malaysian team working on a consortium project with the title Improving Opportunities for Primary Care and Advocacy for Family Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic (IMOCAFV). This consortium project is under the initiative of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA), combined with other countries such as Belgium, Spain, the UK, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.

Dr. Syahrul also has experience working with Malaysian government partners like MIMOS Berhad for the project development of the Dengue Outbreak Prediction Using Knowledge-Based Network Analysis (MOSTI e-science project grant). In this project, Dr. Syahrul is representing University Malaya as the liaison project assistant. His task for this project is to troubleshoot the development of the I-DenSeID database system, which combines microbiology, geospatial, demographic, and climate data with semantic analytical technology.

During his work with the Tropical Infectious Disease Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), which is one of the Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICoE) in the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Dr. Syahrul has been involved in some projects, such as Education Towards Providing Better Dengue Iagnostics. This project involved serological assessment for the detection and surveillance of tropical zoonotic diseases among selected populations living in the forest periphery, like FELDA and the Orang Asli population in Pahang, Perak, and Selangor, Malaysia. Also, Dr. Syahrul is involved in Influenza Detection Activities and Dengue Project Monitoring for the WHO-TIDREC Programme, assisting in the development of the Dengue data-based application system (Dengue DB) by testing, and debugging the mock-up systems.

Research interests

Research interest on public health, climate impact, e-Health, wearable devices, socio-economics, and environmental protection.

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geography (GIS), B.A, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Strategic and Defence Studies, M.A, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Medical microbiology, PhD, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Research area keywords

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Wearable technology
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Analysis
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Bibliometrics Analysis

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