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Dr. Cliffton Akoi ak Pengarah  

Academic Post : Senior Lecturer, DS51
Date Joining UNIMAS : 1st July 2001
Qualifications :

Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health)(UNIMAS), Master of Science (Behavioral Science)(UNIMAS), Bachelor of Science (Hons) Health Studies (Lancaster, UK), Certificate in Education (Further Education)(Huddersfield, UK)

Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Contract
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5521

 

Personal

Working Experiences

Has 39years of working experiences as summarised:

  • Senior Lecturer (contract DS51) 2011- till present.
  • Lecturer (DS 52), Department of Community Medicine & Public Health, University Malaysia Sarawak (2007- 2010)
  • Lecturer (DS 45), Department of Community Medicine & Public Health, University Malaysia Sarawak (2001- 2007)
  • Tutor cum Academic Advisor for 3rd yr students, College of Allied Sciences, Sarawak (1987-2001)
  • Assistant Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Malaysia (Primary Health) (1975-1986)

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

                Lectures

                Field Works Coordinator

                Course Facilitator

                Supervisor for MPH Research Projects

                Internal Examiner for MPH Thesis

                Examination Board Member 

  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

                Supervisor for Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Research Projects

                Examination Board Member 

  • Posting Coordinator, Community Medicine & Public Health Posting MDP 40110, Department of Community Medicine & Public Health
  • Examiner, Community Medicine & Public Health Department
  • Facilitator for various courses/modules, Master of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine & Public Health
  • Examiner,Master of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine & Public Health
  • Facilitator, Problem-Based Learning for Undergraduate Program

Research

Research Interests and Projects

  • Community Health Behaviours: Healthcare Seeking Behaviours, Health Seeking Behaviours, Illness Behaviours, Health Behaviours in general
  • Public Health: Primary Health Care & Healthcare Management
  • Community Dietary Behaviours
  • Complementary And Alternative Medicines

Publications

 

  • Cliffton, A.,Hashami, B., and Andrew, K. (2000).: Factors associated with dietary compliance among diabetic patients on follow-up treatment at the Specialist Clinic, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, 1999.Journal of Community Health, Malaysia.
  • Cliffton, A.,Hashami, B., and Haliza, R. (2003): Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Prevalence, pattern of use among local ethnic groups in Sarawak (2003) Journal of Community Health Malaysia ISSN: 1675-1663 Supplement (1) 2003.
  • Cliffton, A.,Hashami, B., and Haliza, R. (2004): The costs of using complementary and alternative medicines among the local ethnic groups in Sarawak, 2004. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine ISSN: 1675-0306 (Volume 4) Supplement 2004. 
  • Kamaluddin, B., Cliffton, A., Hashami, B., Rashidah, A.W., Mariah, A., Khatijah, Y., and Win Kyi. (2004): Kecederaan di rumah di kalangan etnik Melayu di Kpg. Meranek dan Kpg. Sindang, Sarawak, 2004.Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine ISSN: 1675-0306 (Volume 4) Supplement, 2004. 
  • Cliffton, A., Abdullah, M.S., and Kiyu, A.(2010): What makes diabetic patients adhere to medication. Journal of Community Health Malaysia ISSN: 1675-1663 Jilid 16 Supplement (1) 2010. 
  • Cliffton, A., Abdullah, M.S., and Kiyu, A. (2011): Diabetic patients’ health beliefs that predict medication adherence. Public Health Nursing Conference PHNC2011 Programme & Abstract Book. 
  • Cliffton, A., Abdullah, M.S., and Kiyu, A. (2011): Predictors of medication adherence among diabetic patients at Kota Samarahan and Sarikei, Sarawak. Journal of Community Health Malaysia ISSN: 1675-1663 Jilid 17 Supplement (1) 2011. 
  • Cliffton, A.,Rahman, MM.,Mohd. Syafiq, A. and Kiyu, A. (2013): A cross-sectional study on factors associated with diabetic patient’s medication adherence. International Journal of Public Health Research 2013, 3(1) On-line Journal (Peer Review Journal). 
  • Cliffton, A., Rahman MM, Abdullah MS (2013). The relevant intervention strategies for improving medication adherence of diabetic patients. International Journal of Public Health Research 2013, 3(1):236-240 (Peer Review Journal). 
  • Cliffton, A., Rahman MM, Abdullah MS (2013). The selected socio-demographic and economic factors associated with diabetic patient’s medication adherence. Selected Issues on Health and Environment. Published by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, 2013. ISBN 978-967-0480-28-2.
  • Rahman MM; Sultana N, Chowdhury Z; Cliffton, A. (2013): Factors affecting tobacco use among the diabetic patients in Bangladesh. EWMC Journal 2013;4(1):1-11. (Peer Review Journal). 
  • Rahman MM, Ahmad SA, Karim MJ and Cliffton, A. (2014): Factors influencing smoking initiation among the Secondary School Students in Bangladesh: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine 2014(1):66-78. (Peer Review Journal).
  • Rahman MM, Arif MT, Razak MFA, Suhaili MR, Tambi Z, Cliffton,A., and Ngadan DP (2014): Does menthol-brand cigarette initiate early smoking? Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study in Sarawak, Malaysia.  Iranian J Publ Health 2014;433:385-386. (Peer Review Journal). 
  • Rahman MM, Ahmad SA,Karim J, Cliffton, A, Chowdhury Z. (2014): Smoking behaviour among Secondary School Students in Bangladesh: Results from Structural Equation Modelling. EWMC Journal 2014;5(1): (Peer Review Journal).

 

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

Executive Committee Member for Sarawak Dayak Graduate Association

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

Has been invited as guest speaker, lecturer, and participated (as paper presenter) in the following conferences, colloquium, seminars, and workshops:

  • International Public Health Conferences & Colloquium
  • Guest speaker in Workshop on Selected Issues on Health & Environment at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
  • Public Health Nursing Conference organized by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • Invited by KSKB Kuching to give lecturers to Advanced Diploma in Midwifery on Introduction to Research
  • Invited by MASHA College to give lecturers to their Undergraduate Degree Programme on Health Care Management
  • Coordinator foreign Masters of Public Health student (Sheila) from the University of South Florida attached to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on Summer Holiday Studying Abroad Programme. 

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