Research Webinar - COVID19 Pandemic


Malaysia Campus

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on March 12th 2020.

As COVID-19 continues to spread at a community level, many face considerable psychological challenges. Many such challenges are associated closely with the health, social and economic landscape. Under Malaysia’s enforcement of the “Movement Control Order” (MCO), vulnerable groups will most likely suffer the highest rates of financial loss and degeneration of psychological well-being and resilience.

This research project quantifies the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on socio-economic, psychological well-being and resilience in the Malaysian population and help derive solutions that improve the psychological well-being and livelihoods for vulnerable groups. In this research webinar, speakers will reveal the research outcomes, and share their perspectives on recovery frameworks.


2:00pm - Welcome speech by Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi (Provost and CEO of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia)

2:10pm - Introduction to research project - presentation on psychological impacts by Dr Ke Guek Nee (Principal Investigator)

2:30pm - Presentation on socio-economic impacts by Dr Lau Wee Yeap

2:45pm - Presentation on psychological impacts on vulnerable groups by Dr Rozainee Khairuddin

3:00pm - Recovery framework on Socio-economic by Tan Sri Datuk Dr Kamal Salil and En Kahlil Anwar Kamal

3:20pm - Recovery framework on psychological well-being by Dr Ke Guek Nee and Dr Dasha Grajfoner

3:40pm - Question and Answer session