For local training and capacity building in Public Health, I have worked with the Master of Public Health team for series of consultations (between August 2015 to February 2016) with the Energy Department of Prime Minister Office, Labour Department Ministry of Home Affairs and key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Jerudong Park Medical Center and Health Center of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company. The series of dialogues with stakeholders aimed to assess the relevance of MPH programme and identify their expectations/needs. The main outputs include fine-tuning the content of the curriculum; organizing additional joint workshops with stakeholders (specifically in public health research and occupational health and safety) with industries; and extending sites for practicum among MPH students to non-government agencies/industries.
Since 2014, I have started m-health research at UBD in collaboration with UBD Research & Innovation Office, stakeholders and industries. I have invented ‘Health Coach’ (Obesity risk factors assessment tool and health education targeting adolescents) and ‘CVD Risk Check’ (CVD risk screening and health education for working adults) mobile applications as research tool that will be made into scalable products for commercialization.