Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research
University of Glasgow
Adam Smith Building
40 Bute Gardens
- Disability in the majority worlds
- Disability in Malaysia
- Disability, gender and ethnicity
A Study on the Life Experiences of Physically Disabled Women in Malaysia
This research aims to examine the lived experience of physically disabled women across different ethnic groups in Malaysia. Little is known as to how disabled women in the local context experience disability in relation to their gender and ethnicity. This research provides a significant contribution to the understanding of disability, gender and ethnicity particularly in Malaysia and in the Global South (majority world).
Prof Nicholas Watson & Dr Charlotte Pearson
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
Aizan holds a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Psychology which she obtained from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2007. She was then awarded a Master in Counselling Psychology from the National University of Malaysia in 2009 and accredited as a registered counsellor by the Board of Counsellors Malaysia.
Following completion of her postgraduate degree, she worked as a research assistant at the National University of Malaysia before serving as a Psychology Officer at the Public Service Department of Malaysia. She then joined the academic staff of the National University of Malaysia before pursuing a PhD research at the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, University of Glasgow in September 2010.