Symposium Speaker

Prof Dr. Faridah Mohd Nor

UKM, Malaysia

Prof Dr. Faridah Mohd Nor is a professor in the Medical Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She graduated with a Medical Degree from UKM in 1988 and joined UKM as a medical lecturer in 1994. She completed her Masters in Forensic Pathology in UKM in 1999, doctoral studies in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Bradford, UK in 2006 and postdoctoral studies in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Oregon, USA in 2015. Prof Faridah is a team member of the UKM Bone Metabolism Research group headed by a top UKM researcher Professor Ima Nirwana Soelaiman and the Stress Enzyme Research group. She has published about 20 research papers and case studies, achieved an h-index of 4, and lead many high impact types of research as a principal investigator. Faridah’s basic research interest is in stature estimation, human and non-human bone origin differentiation and geometric morphometric of crania for identification. She has broad experience in stature estimation, bone histology, human and non-human bone identification, age estimation from bone histology. She is currently leading one of the largest bone researches for human identification in Malaysia focusing on Ct scan of long limb bones and geometric morphometrics of crania and mandible to assist the police and law enforcement officers in solving difficult forensic cases in Malaysia. She is, currently working in the forensic unit of Chancellor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital and UKM Medical Faculty. Faridah has a strong link with the police and justice system in Malaysia, and she is often asked for a second opinion in court cases for presentation of evidence in many high profile cases in her career.