The first Malaysian doctor to gain a PhD in Health Informatics, Prof Awg Bulgiba is also the first public health physician in Malaysia to be awarded these 4 fellowships (Fellow of Faculty of Public Health UK, Fellow of Public Health Medicine Malaysia, Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Fellow of Academy of Science). He is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) for the University of Malaya.
He was formally the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) in the same university and oversaw a period of extraordinary research growth in UM. He continues to sit on the editorial boards of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (APJPH) and Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal (MOJ) and several national level committees in Malaysia. Prof Awg Bulgiba has been an external examiner and assessor for several universities, was the founding Head of the Julius Centre UM (2008-2012), Chair for the University of Malaya Wellness Programme (2007-2009) and the Malaysian coordinator for the Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine Programme (2007-2010). In 2008, Prof Awg Bulgiba was the Organising Chair for the 40th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference (7-9 Nov 2008).
In 2012 he was the Organising Chair for the 1st Asia Pacific Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine (APCEEBM) Conference (6-8 July 2012) and in 2015 he was the Organising Chair for the 3rd Asian Population Association Conference (27-30 July 2015). He is currently President of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) KL, an NGO dedicated to public health, and Council member for the Academy of Science Malaysia. Prof Awg Bulgiba has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and continues to be engaged actively in research.
PROF. DR. AWG BULGIBA BIN AWG MAHMUD
DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC & INTERNATIONAL)
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA