Dr Hjh Dayang Nor Zaiham Midawati Hj Abdullah


Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education


Hjh Nor Zaiham is a lecturer in Guidance and Counselling at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has completed her PhD at The University of Queensland, Australia with a research title 'An investigation on students' educational and occupational aspirations in Brunei Darussalam: Teaching and counselling implications'. She gained her first degree (B.A Primary Education - Hons.) from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 1999, and a master degree (Master in Education - School Guidance and Counselling) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2002.
Since joining UBD, she has been involved in teaching modules related to guidance and counselling as well as educational psychology at certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate levels, involved in supervising students' teaching practice and counselling practicum, and reading Master in Counselling's Research Exercise as internal examiner. In addition, she also supervised students' research at master and PhD levels. At faculty level, she was given administrative posts such as coordinator of Master in Counselling programme and Assistant Programme Leader of Graduate Professional Development in SHBIE. As part of her commitment as an academic, she was involved in attending seminars and workshops organised by SHBIE, UBD and other international bodies, and also conduct workshops and seminars for students undergoing Discovery Year, teachers and government officers.
Hjh Nor Zaiham is a certified practitioner for Numerology and also a member of Brunei Counselling Association (PERKAB). She is active at presenting papers in International conferences, and is looking forward to work collaboratively with researchers in the same field to expand research network and collaboration.


Occupational aspiration
Educational aspiration
Educational psychology
School guidance


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Mundia, L., Mahalle, S., Matzin, R., Zakaria GAN., Abdullah, NZM., & Latif, SNA. (2017). Prediction of employer–employee relationships from sociodemographic variables and social values in Brunei public and private sector workers. Psychological Research and Behavior Management 10, 257-269.

Mundia, L., Mahalle, S., Matzin, R., Zakaria GAN., & Abdullah, NZM.(2017). Sociodemographic variables and social values: relationship with work-attendance problems in Brunei public-and private-sector employees. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 13, 2307-2319


Grant type: BRC, Grant Number: , Project Title: Empowering nation building through MIB values and counselling, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr Hjh Salwa DSS Hj Mahalle, Dr Hjh Rohani Hj Matzin, Dr Azizi Yahya, Dr Hj Gamal Abdul Nasir Hj Zakaria, Dr Lawrence Mundia and Hjh Nor Zaiham Midawati Hj Abdullah, Funding Details: Research assistance, instruments used for the research (such as audio recorder) and stationeries , Start Date: 01/01/2014, End Date: 31/12/2015


Sharing session in conferences and publication

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

University of Queensland (for PhD)
Queensland University of Technology (for Master of Education)


Raising awareness on the importance of guidance and counselling among students