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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zabidah Putit  

Academic Post : Associate Professor, DS54
Date Joining UNIMAS : 22 January 1998
Qualifications : PhD (University of Bristol, UK), MHSc (Hons), (Auckland University of Technology, NZ), BNSc (Hons), (UM, KL), MW (Kch. Nursing college, Sarawak), RN (Kch. Nursing College, Sarawak)
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5016



Working Experiences

  • UNIMAS, Undergraduate and postgraduate programme, Sarawak (1997 till current)
  • University of Bristol, UK, School Policy Studies (2005 - 2008)
  • Serian Community Nursing School, Sarawak (1994 -1995)
  • College of NursingKuching, Sarawak (1992 - 1993)
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital, Bristol, UK (2005 - 2008)
  • Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching and Lau King Howe hospital Sibu (1983 - 1991)


Current Academic Responsibility

  • Manage Department of Nursing,FMHS
  • Coordinator MDJ 4346 Final Year Project
  • Coordinator MDJ3322 Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing
  • Coordinator MDJ3322 Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing Practicum
  • Involved teaching other courses such as:
    • MDJ 1102 Behavior Sciences and 
    • MDP 60603 Family Health (Master Public Health)
  • Supervise PhD, Master and Undergraduate students for both Nursing and Medical program


Research Interests and Projects

  • Behavioural sciences, domestic violence, community and social health
  • Quality of Life of people with mental illness who lives in the community in Sarawak. UNIMAS Short Term Grant(UNIMAS/TNC(PI)04/09-01/05/01  Jld 3 (32). August 2011 – August 2012. Completed
  • Pemimpin Wanita Sarawak. Grant from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Sarawak. Nov2011 – Oct 2012. Completed. 
  • Pain management in Public Hospital in Sarawak. UNIMAS Short Term Grant (UNIMAS/TNC(PI)04/09-01/05/01  Jld 2 (33). Completed
  • Congenital Club Foot: Treatment outcome in Sarawak General Hospital. UNIMAS Short Term Grant UNIMAS/TNC(PI)04/09-01/05/01  Jld 2 (32) Completed
  • Sarawak Women: 45 years of Independence. Grant from the Ministry of Social and Urbanisation Sarawak. Completed
  • Health status and Health impact among women experiencing violence and seeking help from women NGOs in Malaysia. Ru Grant, USM. Project No: 1001/PPSP/812009. Completed
  • Domestic abuse Perpetrators research in Bristol, UK. Grant from Northern Rock Foundation, UK. Completed. 
  • Cardiovascular risk factors in an urban and rural Malay-Melanau community. UNIMAS short term Grant. Completed
  • Violence against partners in Sarawak. Grant from Ministry of social and Urbanisation Sarawak. Completed


  • Mohamad,M.S, Zabidah, P., Fauziah, I. & Sarnon, N.Mental Health Literacy among Family care givers of Schizophrenia. Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol 8, No.9,2012, pp74-82.
  • Nadrawina,I., Zabidah ,P. & Noor Fadleen, M.(2012).Women’s Political leaders of Sarawak. Bumiserasi Press. (250 pages)
  • Zabidah, P. Domestic Violence: Implication for Health practitioners. International Journal of Public Health research Special Issue 2011(Symposia). Pp 22-22.
  • Rina, C. and Zabidah, P. (2011). A Qualitative study: Chinese Cancer Caregivers in Sarawak. Journal of Malaysian Nurses Association.Vol.6, pp 8- 13.
  • Zabidah, P., Jane, B., Saloma, P. and Aieshah, Z. Outreach Bulletin, UNIMAS. Pain management in public hospitals in Sarawak Malaysia, Vol 5, No.1,2011. pp 8. ISSN: 1985-2053
  • Saloma, P., Zabidah, P. & Jane, B. (2011). Focus group: Data collection. Journal of Malaysian Nurses Association.Vol.6, pp 2 -7.
  • Zabidah, P., Jane, B., Saloma, P. and Aieshah, Z. (2011). Conducted Seminar and Workshop on Focus group with reference to pain management post operatively. Auditorium A, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS. 10 September 2011
  • Zabidah Putit (2010). Domestic Violence: Towards a better exit. Germany. LAP Lambert
  • Farida Abdul Halim, Zabidah Putit, Aishah Edris, Norjanah Hj Razali, and Marilyn Ong Siew Ai (2010). Women’s roles in and contributions to family and social development. In Sarawak women and family council,eds., Sarawak Women Treading the path of post independence years. Sarawak: Heng Sing Brother Press.pp79 -121
  • Buncuan, J. & Putit, Z (2010). Reflective practice in Nursing Journal of Malaysia Nurses Association. Journal of Malaysia Nurses Association.Vol.5:1,pp 33-37
  • Pawi, S., Putit, Z. & Buncuan, J. (2010). Challenges in conducting focus group: moderators’ experiences in Nursing. Journal of Malaysia Nurses Association.Vol.5:1,pp2-9
  •  Zabidah Putit (2008). Researching refuge provision in Malaysia : Domestic violence. Challenges in qualitative data interpretation. http://www.social-policy.com/weblog/
  •  Zabidah Putit (2007). Domestic violence: Refuge provision in Malaysia. www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/downloads/events/pgseminar08putit.pdf
  •  Zabidah Putit & Dahiri Saini.(2006) Perempuan di Sebalik dinding kaca [Book]
  •  Napsiah Mahfoz, Zabidah Putit, Elicebat Pasan Labong & Jamayah Saili (2006). Violence against partners in Sarawak. (99 pages)[Reports]
  •  Jamayah, S, Napsiah, M, Zabidah, P, Elicabet P.L, (2005). Domestic Violence Against Women. Proceedings of the International Conference On Gender and Southeast Asia (pp. 184-190). Bangkok : WARI (Women’s Action and Resource Initiative) – [Paper presentation]
  • Zabidah Putit (2003). Qualitative Research: Acknowledging Subjectivity in Contemporary Nursing Practice: International Nursing Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia [Compact Disc]
  • Putit, Z (2001). The lived experience of abused women in Malaysia. Proceedings of International Nursing Research Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand. – [Paper presentation]. [Compact Disc]


Mai Sumiyati Ishak,  Rizal Bakar,  Iskandar Mohd Sarkawi, Dr Siti Rauzah Ghazali,Zabidah Putit, Prof Dr Abdul Majid Isa, Kartini Abd Ghani, Norehan Zulkiply (2007), “iCompetent: MyTalent MyPower: An Integrated Recruitment Instrument for Selection of Executives”


Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Nursing panel, Standards of Nursing IPTA [Institute higher education, Malaysia]
  • President of the IPTA Nursing council Malaysia
  • Panel Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan (PTK) for nurses in UNIMAS
  • Member PPAU, UNIMAS
  • Sarawak Mental Health Association, Sarawak, Malaysia (Life member since 2001)
  • External Examiners, Nursing Undergraduate Programme
    • UKM
    • UIA
    • UniKL, Perak
  • Research Conference Committee, FMHS

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Violence Against Women Research Group members, Bristol, UK
  • Coordinator Continuous Professional Development, Nursing Department, FMHS, UNIMAS
  • As committee member for Women and Family Council Sarawak, appointed by Chief Minister of Sarawak

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