School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

PGR Profiles

Muhammad Irfan Bin Abdul Jalal

  • PGR - Statistics
  • Email: m.i.b.abdul-jalal@newcastle.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 8539
  • Address: School of Mathematics & Statistics 4th Floor, Herschel Building Newcastle University NE1 7RU

About me:

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Queen's University of Belfast (MBChB, BaO), 2006
PG degree: Master of Medical Statistics, Malaysian University of Science (Msc Medical Statistics, USM),2011
Other relevant qualifications: Graduate Statistician, Royal Statistical Society (GradStat, RSS), October 2016 Graduate Statistician, American Statistical Society (GradStat, ASA), November 2016

Research Interest: Bayesian Inference, Survival Analysis, Medical Statistics

Research publications:

a)Damitri TAD, Azman S, Muhammad Irfan AJ, Yusoff MSB, Shamsuddin S,Hasnan J. PF-4 Induced apoptosis in breast cancer In Vivo Study: The role of the caspase family. (In review. Submitted to Anticancer Research early February 2017)

b) Xinwee Chen, Wan N Ariffin, Nani Draman, Nadiah Wan-Arfah, Muhammad I AJalal, Han H Chen, Nyi N Naing. A placebo-controlled trial of ‘one-minute qigong exercise' on the reduction of blood pressure among patients with essential hypertension. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2016;21(2):82-88. (SCOPUS-indexed journal). DOI: 10.1111/fct.12254.

c) Al-Astani TAD, Shamsuddin SH, Idris FM, Wan Mansor WA, AJ Muhammad Irfan, Jaafar H. Rapamycin and PF4 induces apoptosis by upregulating Bax and downregulating survivin in MNU- induced breast cancer. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014;15(9):3939-44. Impact factor: 1.5

d) Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Ahmad Fuad Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Najib Mat Pa, Azriani Abd Rahman, Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, Mohd Irfan Abdul Jalal, Nor Azwany Yaacob. Impacts of a community-academic partnership program facilitated by medical students on a student community: a reflection on MySTAR. Procedia – Social Behavioral Sciences 2014;116:734-738.

e) Biswa MB, Kirnpal KBS, Mazian I, Muhammad Irfan AJ, Engku Ibrahim Syubli ES. Current Concept of Bacterial Vaginosis in Cervical Cancer. Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014;3(1):1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jcgo175w

f) Mohamad N, AJ Muhammad Irfan, Hassan A, Ibrahim MA, Salehuddin R, Nor Hidayah Abu Bakar. Pattern of QTc prolongation in Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) subjects receiving different methadone dosages: A prospective cohort study. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(5):1132-1136. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.295.3395. Impact Factor: 0.20 [Corresponding author].

g) BM Biswal, AM Sulaiman, HC Ismail, H Zakaria, MI Abdul Jalal, KI Muhammad. AOS14 Phase II clinical study of combination chemotherapy with herb Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) in breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer. April 2012; 48(supp 4):S8–S9 (abstract). Impact factor: 5.061

h) ArifinWN, Nadiah WA, Irfan M, Wee CX, Draman N, Naing NN. Intraclass correlation in practice: Assessment of reliability of manual blood pressure measurement among assessors in a clinical trial. Education in Medicine Journal, 2011; 3(2): e44-e52 doi:10.5959/eimj.3.2.2011.or5

Thesis title: Bayesian Survival Analysis Using Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation (INLA)