PROGRAM & SPEAKERS
Prof ChM Dr. Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, FASc
Prof Noorsaadah was the Deputy Director of the UM’s Institute of Research Management and Monitoring from 2006-2008. She was appointed as the Director of the institute from 2009-2014. In 2015, she was appointed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) of University of Malaya until her retirement in 2021. She was accorded the Top Research Scientist Award and elected as a Fellow of the Malaysian Academy of Sciences (FASc) in 2014. In 2018, she was appointed a Fellow (ChM) of the Institut Kimia Malaysia. Currently, she is the Secretary General of Malaysian Academy of Sciences.
Prof Emma Lee
Dr Emma Lee is a trawlwulwuy woman of tebrakunna country, north-east Tasmania, Australia. She is a Professor at the National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth, and Justice at Federation University. Emma’s work in Tasmania has assisted in constitutional reform, whole-of-government policy frameworks and, in 2022, establishing a commercial market for cultural fisheries.
In 2023 she became the first Indigenous woman to be a global recipient of a Pew Trust Fellowship for Marine Conservation. In 2021, she became the first Indigenous Australian editor of a Best Practice Guideline for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Emma was also a finalist for 2022 Australian of the Year (Tasmania) for her body of work in Indigenous rights. In 2019, she was a member of the Federal Government’s National Co-Design Group for Indigenous Voice.