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Dr. Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom

Assistant Professor & Clinical Psychologist


As an academic and a clinical psychologist, Jamilah Hanum’s career in psychology includes working with individuals in educational settings and clinical settings. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She also practices her clinical skills and provides psychological services at the Psychology Services Unit in the department. Her previous working experience includes Executive of Human Resources & Administration with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). She worked in human development, human planning and budgeting, and recruitment.

Jamilah Hanum was educated at the International Islamic University Malaysia (Bachelor of Human Sciences – Psychology), the University of Melbourne (Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology), the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Master in Clinical Psychology), and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Medicine). Jamilah Hanum received the Al-Razi Award (Best Student in Psychology) when she did her bachelor’s degree. She graduated with high distinction for her Master’s, and during her Ph.D. candidature, she received several Travel Grant Awards for international conference presentations.

For the past ten years, she is a recipient of many research grants such as the Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP), International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Communication (MCMC), and Research Initiative Grant Scheme (RIGS). She has presented her work at many international conferences worldwide, and some of her work has been published in a high refereed journal. She has authored six books. The most recent books are Spiritual Therapy: An Islamic Perspective and A Manual of Spiritual Therapy: Islamic Perspective.

Numerous organizations regularly invite her to talk and conduct workshops in her area of specialization and interests (i.e., Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Training, Mindfulness-based Intervention, and Stress, Anxiety, and Depression). However, she is currently focusing much of her time on promoting the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Mindfulness in other areas such as for overweight, obesity, and diabetes management. Hence, being invited by Abbott Nutrition Malaysia as an Expert Panel of the Diabetes Lifestyle Programme to promote lifestyle change as part of holistic diabetes management for healthcare professionals & patients.

Jamilah Hanum resides in Sri Gombak, Selangor, with her husband and two children. She enjoys watching Hindi, Korean, and Turkish movies, coloring, swimming, decluttering, talking to plants, and playing with stray cats in her free time.

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Suicide During COVID