My PhD Candidates and Their Research Topics (20)

1. Arti Manikam (Semester 12)
2. Tun Irfan (Semester 11)
Impact of Artworks on Development of Child-Friendly Environment (Finalizing First Draft)
3. Joharudin Samion (Semester 9)
Resilience capacity of Malaysia district to combat the economic impact from Iskandar Development (Chapter writing)
4. Amalina Fauzi (Semester 11)
Ecosystem services of urban greenery on people’s wellbeing (Finalizing First Draft)
5. Mega Suria Hashim (Semester 9)
Outdoor Learning for Middle Childhood for Malaysian Children (Chapter writing)
6. Janatun Naim Yusof (Semester 10)
Sensibility Index of Young Children Towards Rural Landscape in Malaysia (Submitting Thesis for Viva)
7. Nur Amira Samad (Semester 9)
Universal Design Approach for an Accessible Built Environment through Legislation for Effective Implementation in Malaysia (Chapter Writing)
8. Amr Mohamad Alabbasi (Semester 9)
Restorative Effects of Open Spaces at Well-Planned Cities on the Physiological Health of Obese Adults in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (Waiting for viva)
9. Sarah Alia Norazlan (Semester 7)
Ecological Literacy of Young Children on Rural Environment (Chapter writing)
10. Azmiah Ghaffar (Semester 7)
Thermal Performances of Vertical Green Systems at Building Corridor in Industrial Area of Pasir Gudang (Submitting thesis for viva in June 2021)
11. Salim Bashir Umar (Semester 7)
Adaptive reuse of precolonial and postcolonial buildings in Kano, Nigeria (Finalizing First Draft)
12. Abdulkarim Kabiru Haruna (Semester 7 )
Effects of Greenery on Thermal Comfort of Users in Experiencing Campus Landscape in North-Eastern Region of Nigeria (Chapter writing)
13. Nurzuliza Jamirsah (Semester 7)
The paradox of the Role Green Space on Carbon Neutrality in Urban Environment (Correcting Thesis)
14. Aishat Abu Bakar (Semester 7)
Interaction of Children with Traditional Public Spaces (Interpretation of Results)
15. Rohana Firdaus (Semester 7)
River Development Shaped by Community Resilience (Finalizing First Draft)

16. Mathanraj Seevarethnam (Semester 3)

The Prediction Model for Urban Sprawl by Integrating Socioeconomic Factors in the Batticaloa Municipal Council, Sri Lanka (Data Analysis and Chapter Writing)

17. Tika Ainunnisa Fitria (Semester 4)

Adaptive Behavior of Socio-spatial Transformation Impacted by Tourism in Kampung Prawirotaman, Yogjakarta (Interpretation)

18. Stivani Ayuning Suwarlan (Semester 2)

Urban Sprawl Impact to Coastal Settlement Transformation in Batam City (Research Proposal)

19. Bashirat Abdul Azeez (Semester 7) (Finalizing First Draft)

20. Yusra Aulia Sari (Semester 2)

Spatial Mobility Pattern of School Children in Batam Hinterland towards Child-friendly Environment ((Research Proposal)


Teach your students to the fullest of your knowledge. You are a truth teller. They are your truth seekers. … [Continue reading]

PhD Research

It is an avenue that creates opportunities for experimentation at the intersections of more than one disciplines. In the study of garden as restorative environment for hospitalized children, I ventured into the disciplines of pediatric nursing, … [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, RECEPTIVE and PREDICTABLE. … [Continue reading]

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]