Symposium Speaker

Prof Datuk Dr Harlina Halizah Siraj

UKM, Malaysia

Dr Harlina Halizah Siraj is a Professor of O&G and Medical Education (Clinical Teaching) from the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

A graduate from UKM, Dr Harlina received her clinical training in Hospital Kuala Lumpur before returning to her alma mater as a trainee lecturer. After completing her Specialty Degree of O&G in UKM (1997), she was an Honorary Fellow at the Antenatal Diagnostic Centre, National University Hospital (NUH) Singapore and an International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) Fellow at the Department of OB-GYN & Women’s Health, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA. She was appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor in 2006.

Dedicated to clinical teaching and learning, Dr Harlina was appointed Head of the Personal & Professional Development (PPD) Unit (2007 – 2012) in the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine UKM as well as serving as an O&G Consultant in the Department of O&G UKM. She was appointed as Head, Department of Medical Education UKM from Aug 2012 to July 2015. Her area of interest includes family planning & contraception, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) as well as clinical teaching and medical professionalism. She completed her Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching (GCCT) (2014), Graduate Diploma of Clinical Education (2015) and Master of Clinical Education (2017) from University of Melbourne, Australia.

She was promoted to Professor of O&G and Medical Education (Clinical Teaching) in December 2016. Since June 2017, she has been appointed as a Senate member of UKM.

She is active in promoting and advocating the well-being and sexual reproductive health of adolescent girls and underprivileged women and has been involved in many civil societies. She served as the President of Malaysian Association of Maternal and Neonatal Health (MAMANEH) for two terms (2009-2011 & 2015-2015). She also chaired the Social Development Committee of IKRAM Malaysia (2010 – 2014) and was appointed as the Advisor of Raudhatus Sakinah Centre for Adolescent Girls (2012 – 2014). She led the Women Section of Jamaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) as the national head for ten years (1999 – 2009). She was also a three-time recipient of UKM Quality Award (Community Service - 2004, 2007 & 2010) and a two-time recipient of UKM Excellent Teacher Award – 2010 and 2011. She was nominated for the Great Women of Our Times Awards by Malaysian Women’s Weekly in 2009. In 2011, the government of Selangor, her state of origin awarded her with Saidatina Khadijah Award in commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Since October 2018, she has been appointed as a member of Lembaga Pengelola Dewan Bahasa Pustaka (DBP). On Feb 19th, 2019 she was awarded a medallion - Pingat Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) by the King of Malaysia .