Senior Lecturer, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences and Doctor, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences

A general practitioner by training, Dr Fazean (MBBCh, MScPHC, MRCGP [INT]) is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Academia at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Dr Fazean is the Programme Leader in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medicine) programme and plays an integral role in the development of medical education in Brunei Darussalam. She coordinates the postgraduate programme for primary health care, the Master of Medicine and manages professional development of trainee doctors in primary care. She is also responsible for the ongoing implementation and coordination of the MRCGP [International] exams hosted in Brunei.

Her academic and research interests lie in community health and management of non-communicable diseases focusing on primary preventive approaches. She is currently the principle investigator in the collaborative Clinical Research with Kagawa University Faculty of Medicine investigating rare sugar benefits in Bruneian population.


• 1996 - 2001: University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
• 2006: MRCGP [International], Royal College General Practitioners, UK
• 2006: Masters of Science in Primary Health Care by coursework and dissertation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam


Medical education



D-allulose is a pure form of rare sugar manufactured synthetically without animal or alcohol derivatives. The aim of this 24-week double-blinded, prospective, randomized controlled trial is to investigate the effect of consumption of D-allulose on overweight and obese individuals, and to compare with erythritol (non-calorie sweetener). The objectives of the trial are to evaluate and compare the effect of D-allulose and erythritol by measuring: (i) body weight and BMI change; (ii) body fat composition (iii) full blood count, HbA1c, TNF-alpha, urine, lipid, renal and liver function profiles at 12 and 24 weeks; and (iv) evaluate overall satisfaction on the D-allulose consumption and assess participants’ diet and physical activity using a novel mobile application. Healthy adults with BMI 25 and above will be recruited from the community and clinical setting. We aim to recruit a total of 80 participants of which 40 will be randomly assigned to test product (D-allulose) and 40 to control (erythritol, a non-calorie sweetener). This randomised product (test or control) is to be diluted in liquid and consumed three times a day, 30 minutes before meal or immediately after meals. Daily consumption of this randomized products will be recorded by participants via a mobile application which is also used to record meals consumed as per protocol. Baseline measurements of participants will include the following: body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, weight and height, waist and hip circumference and percentage body fat. Baseline blood tests will include the following: full blood count, plasma insulin and glucose, HbA1c, GIP, GLP-1, TNF-alpha, fasting lipid, renal and liver function profiles and urine for microscopic examination.

Applications Invited


• Sagheer Ahmed, Saima Gul, Fazean Idris, Abrar Khan, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq Hawa Ze Jaafar and Marius Moga. (2014), Anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet activities of plasma are conserved across twelve mammalian species. Molecules, 19(8):11385-11394.
• Shi Ying TAN, Afifah Amirah Hakimah SHAZLI, Azirah ABD WAHAB, Adib A RAHMAN,Fazean IDRIS. Diabetes awareness in Kampong Kapok, Brunei Muara district, Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Int Med J. 2015;11(5):247-250
• Krystalina SIM Yih Tyng, Fazean IDRIS. Knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and medicine compliance of patients with hyperlipidaemia attending a primary care clinic. Brunei Int Med J. 2015;11(4):200-203
• Jian Yu LEI 1, Susanne Alexander PULIMOOD 2, Fazean Irdayati IDRIS 1 Impact of acne vulgaris on the quality of life among adult acne patients in Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Int Med J. 2016; 12 (5): 164-170
• Wong ER1, Idris F, Chong CF, Telisinghe PU, Tan J, Chong VH. Diverticular Disease and Colorectal Neoplasms: Association between Left Sided Diverticular Disease with Colorectal
Cancers and Right Sided with Colonic Polyps. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(5):2401-5