My PhD Candidates and Their Research Topics (19)

PhD
1. Art Manikam
AFFORDANCES OF HOME-SCHOOL JOURNEY TO LESS PRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN OLD-CITY ZONE OF MAKASSAR (Submitting thesis on 30 Sept 2018; MIA)
2. Noraini Bahari
MODELLING ECOLOGICAL NETWORK FOR PLANTAIN SQUIRREL MOVEMENTS IN URBAN RESIDENTIAL AREA IN MALAYSIA (Ready to submit her thesis for defense)
3. Amatalraof Abdullah
Biometrics for Passive Air-conditioned Architectural Design for Buildings in the Hot Arid Region (Submitted thesis for approval by Senate)
4. Tun Irfan
Impact of Artworks on Development of Child Friendly Environment (Chapters Writing; submitting first draft on 30 Nov 2018)
5. Joharudin Samion
Resilience capacity of Malaysia district to combat the economic impact from Iskandar Development (Chapter writing)
6. Amalina Fauzi
Ecosystem services of urban greenery on people’s wellbeing (Chapter writing)
7. Mega Suria Hashim
Outdoor Learning for Middle Childhood for Malaysian Children (Interpretation of results and Chapters writing)
8. Janatun Naim Yusof
Sensibility Index of Young Children Towards Rural Landscape in Malaysia (Interpretation)
9. Nur Amira Samad
Accessibility of Handicaps in Urban Environment (Data Analysis and Interpretation)
10. Akinyoyenu Festus
Morphology of Greenery and Open Spaces For Urban Planning of Akurea in Nigeria (Submitting thesis in mid December 2018)
11. Amr Mohamad Alabbasi
Restorative Effects of Open Spaces at Well-Planned Cities on the Physiological Health of Obese Adults in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (Data Interpretation and writing manuscript)
12. Sarah Alia Norazlan
Ecological Literacy of Young Children on Rural Environment (Analyzing data)
13. Azmiah Ghaffar
Thermal Performances of Vertical Green Systems at Building Corridor in Industrial Area of Pasir Gudang(Preparing for Data Collection)
14. Daodu Oluwatomisin (Analyzing data)
Children Independent Mobility in Barrack Environment
15. Salim Bashir Umar (Analyzing data)
Adaptive reuse of precolonial and postcolonial buildings in Kano, Nigeria
16. Abdulkarim Kabiru Haruna (Analyzing data)
Effects of Greenery on Thermal Comfort of Users in Experiencing Campus Landscape in North-Eastern Region of Nigeria
17. Nurzuliza Jamirsah (Preparing for Data Collection)
Paradox of the Role Green Space on Carbon Neutrality in Urban Environment
18. Aishat Abu Bakar (Passed Research Proposal Defense)
Interaction of Children with Traditional Public Spaces
19. Rohana Firdaus (Preparing for Data Collection)
River Development Shaped by Community Resilience

PhD Journey

It is a journey of a scholar-in-the-making. Initially, it involves reviewing the findings of the relevant past studies. It is an intellectual path to discover new thing in a subject of your interest. For Dr Nor Zalina (2012), an associate professor … [Continue reading]

PhD Colloquium

Greenovation Research Group from Faculty of Built Environment will hold a joint PhD colloquium with Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Universitas Gadjah Mada on 22 Jan 2018. This colloquium are open to PhD candidates from all public … [Continue reading]

Examining PhD and Master Theses for 2016 and 2017

1. An Exploratory Study of Children's Experiences in Nature and Their Connectedness to Nature, USM (Ph.D.)(Oct 2017) 2. Ecological Resilience of Small Urban Parks: System Functionality and Adaptation to Disturbances (Ph.D.) University of Copenhagen … [Continue reading]

Role of a University

Universities don’t exist just to prepare people for the world of work. They exist to prepare people for the world. With the ability to think beyond the confines of a narrow field of study. With the ability to see connections and correlations and … [Continue reading]

Diagram on a Study of Bird Habitat and Behavior

The figure shows a review of literature of Linda's PhD study on major park as urban habitat for bird species in a case study of Putrajaya. Linda Aziz reviewed more than 300 materials on bird habitat and behavior from seven disciplines: Biological … [Continue reading]

University Education

The foundation of a university is its faculty, but its future and a large part of its influence in the world lie in its students, who become alumni. (Elizabeth Garrett during her inauguration speech as 13th president of Cornell, 2015) … [Continue reading]

Outdoor Environments as Children’s Play Spaces: Playground Affordances

Outdoor Environments as Children’s Play Spaces … [Continue reading]

Qualities of a Great Teacher

Teaching UG and PG is a challenging task, yet interesting because we disseminate knowledge to a crowd of eager minds. In turn, we get good feedback including new knowledge. From my 30 years of teaching which include eight years of PG supervision, I … [Continue reading]

Postgraduate Supervision

My experience on postgraduate supervision since 2007, teaches me that PhD and masters candidates view me as a teacher. To them, a teacher possesses three qualities: RESOURCEFULNESS, ACCESSIBLE and RECEPTIVE. … [Continue reading]