Dr Sazlina Shariff Ghazali
Name: Sazlina Shariff Ghazali
PhD, Monash University, 2014
Where are you currently employed? What is your position?
I am an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Tell us briefly about your work or role in your current organisation.
I am an academic and a family medicine specialist. Currently, I am involved in various administrative posts at the faculty for the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. I am also a reviewer for research grant applications at the university level.
How has your study in Monash Malaysia helped to prepare you for the working world?
The experience has prepared me to be a leader and the ability to work with people from various backgrounds and administrative levels.
Why did you decide to study at JCSMHS?
It is part of Monash University and it is in Malaysia. Hence, it allowed me to pursue my degree without the need to relocate my family.
What was it about Monash that made you decide to pursue your studies here?
It is a reputable university with good world ranking.
How has your learning experience at Monash been so far? What do you like best about studying here?
I had good support and guidance while studying in Monash.
What other opportunities did you participate in while at Monash?
I had the opportunity to assist in organising a workshop at the faculty.
What did you like best about your studies here? What were the most challenging aspects and how did you overcome them?
The support of fellow postgraduate colleagues and lecturers had made my study experience in Monash very rewarding and enriching.
The most challenging aspect of my studies was to have a supervisor who was very busy with administrative work but there were other supervisors who very supportive.
What would you say is the most valuable skill or experience you’ve gained during your time here at Monash?
Leadership skills in managing a research grant and coordinating research work with people from other organisations.
What do you love most about your student life at Monash?
The people: academics, staff and fellow postgraduate colleagues.
What are your career goals?
To excel as an academic.