Tengku Aizan Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid

Tengku Aizan Binti Tengku Abdul Hamid

Place of Birth : Malaysia
Position : Director of Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing, UPM, Malaysia
Field of study : Demography, Gerontology, and Social Policy



Professor Dato Dr. Tengku Aizan is the founding director of the Institute of Gerontology at Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2002 and retired from the Institute in 2020. The multi-disciplinary Institute focused on social, medical, and gerontechnology research programs and graduate education. Under her leadership, the institute attracted local, Iranian, Chinese, and Pakistani students to pursue master’s and PhD degrees in gerontology. The Institute garner support from national and international funding agencies to establish baseline research on older populations in Malaysia in several areas namely, psychology, mental health, socioeconomic and financial security, housing and building environment, family gerontology, and care. Most of her graduate students served as academicians in their home countries. In recognition of the Institute’s achievements and activities, the government of Malaysia bestowed a national status and changed the name to the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing TM) in 2015. Dr Tengku Aizan served on national committees at the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Economic Planning Unit, and Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment until her retirement in 2020. She is a fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia and a Board member of the Private Pension Administration Malaysia. Dr. Tengku is active globally and serves as an international tutor for The United Nations International Institute on Ageing (INIA), Malta, represents Malaysia in the Global Network of National Transfer Account, member of an international advisory committee for the HAPI Award, Ministry of Labour, Health, and Welfare, Japan. She is also a fellow of the World Academy of Science. She is an active member of the Active Ageing Consortium in the Asia Pacific (ACAP) and served as an expert resource person for the ASEAN Centre for Active Ageing and Innovation (ACAI) based in Thailand.

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