Professor at the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Unit, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Rashidah Shuib, a Fulbright-Hays scholar, graduated with a Ph D from Michigan State University, USA. She is currently a Professor at the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Unit, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Previously, from 2005-2012, she was the Director of the Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), USM, the first gender centre in Malaysia. Her interests are in the intersections of gender, health and development issues. Prof Rashidah has led several international and national research projects in sexual and reproductive health and rights, marriage and migration, domestic violence, microcredit and empowerment, gender and development. She was a consultant and a trainer on gender related issues to government and non-government organisations. Prof Rashidah was a member of the Gender Advisory Panel of the Department of Reproductive Health, WHO, Geneva (2001-2007). From 1995-1999, she was a member of the International Women’s Advisory Panel of the IPPF, London.