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Current Research Projects

Here we provide an insight into some of our most important projects.

Dementia Prevention and Enhanced Care (DePEC)

Our role in a three-year project to map dementia care in Malaysia.

This three-year project to map dementia care in Malaysia involves a collaboration between:

  • Newcastle University, UK
  • University of Malaya
  • Monash University
  • United Nations University


Our study looks at dementia care in Malaysia from the viewpoints of:

  • carers
  • patients
  • clinicians
  • non-government organisations
  • charitable organisations
  • government stakeholders

The research has allowed Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed Malaysia) to develop productive links with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Kerala, University of Malaya, SEACO and Monash University.

Global Health and Water Projects

NUMed Malaysia is playing an important role in a water sustainability project.

We are working to help solve water quality and availability issues in Malaysia.

The Water Security Hub is a five-year programme in partnership with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Funding comes from UK Research and Innovation and the Global Challenges Research Fund.

It was preceded at NUMed Malaysia by a Newton Tungku Omar-funded waste water management project.

As the top medical school in Malaysia, we have a dedicated microbiology and molecular biology laboratory. Such facilities are of great use to this and future water security projects.

The Water Security Hub has built on links between NUMed and UTM. It also involves:

  • IIT Delhi, India
  • University of Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


For an outline of the hub workstreams and outputs, see the poster below: