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Bee Yean Low

Associate Professor,

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    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
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Biography

Dr Low Bee Yean obtained her first degree, Bachelor of Pharmacy ((Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia in year 2002. She then undertook her pre-registration training at National University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Soon after completion of her pre-registration training, she returned to USM to pursue her PhD.

Dr Low's PhD project was sponsored, in part by the Abbott Laboratories Malaysia. The project conducted involved an epidemiological survey to investigate the prevalence, severity and treatment seeking behaviour of women having lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and a clinical trial (Phase IV) to investigate the efficacy and safety of terazosin in the treatment of women with LUTS. Part of project also involving validation of survey instruments to be used in women with LUTS.

Prior to joining Nottingham University, Dr Low worked as Head of Pharmacy Practice at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Teaching Summary

Dr Low's main teaching interests are pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical statistics, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy and public health, patient and disease management, evidence-based medicines and… read more

Research Summary

Dr Low's research interests are related to the epidemiology of diseases and the management, health-related quality of life issues as well as validation of the survey instruments. She is also… read more

Selected Publications

  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., ANDERSON, C., 2014. A survey of pharmacy education in Thailand American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 78(9), 161
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WU, D.B.C., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y., TAN, A.T.B., ANDERSON, C, 2014. The development and validation of the Satisfaction Questionnaire for Osteoporosis Prevention (SQOP) in Malaysia Patient Preference and Adherence. 8, 1365-1381
  • PATEL, R., BOARDMAN, H.F., DE MATTEIS, C.I., LOW, B.Y., 2014. Attitudes, experience and opinions of pharmacy students towards an integrated first year module. In: Royal Pharmeceutical Society Annual Conference 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 7-8 Sep 2014.
  • TAY, H.Y., TAN, K.Y., BALAKRISHNAN, D., LOW, B.Y., ABDULLAH, N.A., FIRDAUS KHAN, S.S., ZULKARNIAN, SIM, N., 2013. Management of hyperphosphataemia: comparing knowledge and adherence between haemodialysis-medication therapy adherence clinic (HD-MTAC) and non HD-MTAC patients in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR). In: 29th Annual Congress of Malaysian Society of Nephrology, Persada Johor International Convention Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 21-23 June 2013.

Dr Low's main teaching interests are pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical statistics, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy and public health, patient and disease management, evidence-based medicines and critical appraisal.

Current Research

Dr Low's research interests are related to the epidemiology of diseases and the management, health-related quality of life issues as well as validation of the survey instruments. She is also interested in medicines use behaviour, public health and pharmacy education, in particularly, looking into the roles of the pharmacists in improving the health-related knowledge and quality of life of the public.

  • SUPAPAAN, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S. and ANDERSON, C., 2019. A transition from the BPharm to the PharmD degree in five selected countries Pharmacy Practice. 17(3), 1611
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., OTHMAN, S., SHAH, A., DANG, C.P.L., LOW, B.Y., WONG, K.T. and ANDERSON, C., 2018. Exploring the current and future role of the pharmacists in osteoporosis screening and management in Malaysia International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 40, 450-457
  • TOH LS, LAI PS, OTHMAN S, WONG KT, LOW BY and ANDERSON C, 2017. An analysis of inter-professional collaboration in osteoporosis screening at a primary care level using the D'Amour model. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy : RSAP. 13(6), 1142-1150
  • LOW, B.Y. and WONG, K.T., 2017. Using simulated patients as assessors in pharmacy Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): What are we getting? In: 9th Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, 9-12 Jul 2017..
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WU, D.B.C., LOW, B.Y., WONG, K.T. and ANDERSON, C., 2016. The feasibility of a pharmacist-led osteoporosis screening program in a Malaysian primary care clinic In: Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2-5 Dec 2016..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S. and ANDERSON, C., 2016. Community pharmacy customers and health care providers' expectations of PharmD graduates' services in community settings in Thailand: a qualitative study In: Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 7-8 Apr 2016..
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y. and ANDERSON, C., 2016. The development of a pharmacist-led osteoporosis screening program in a Malaysian primary care clinic In: 19th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 19-22 Jul 2016..
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WU, D.B.C., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y. and ANDERSON, C., 2015. The Development and Validation of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Tool (OPAAT) in Malaysia PLoS ONE. 10(5), e0124553
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S. and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Hospital pharmacists' perceptions of the suitability of doctor of pharmacy graduates in hospital settings in Thailand BMC Medical Education. 15, 181
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S. and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Does a transition in education equate to a transition in practice? Thai stakeholder's perceptions of the introduction of the Doctor of Pharmacy programme BMC Medical Education. 15, 205
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMJAI, M and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Stakeholders’ perspective towards formal preceptor preparation for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programme in Thailand In: Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 29 Jun 2015..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMIAI, M and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Patients and pharmacists’ perceptions on the roles of pharmacist in hospital settings in Thailand In: 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dusseldolf, Germany, 29 Sep-3 Oct 2015..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W. and ANDERSON, C., 2015. People and phamacists’ perceptions on the roles of PharmD pharmacist in community pharmacy settings in Thailand In: 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dusseldolf, Germany, 29 Sep-3 Oct 2015..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMIAI, M and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Health care providers’ perceptions of pharmaceutical care provided by the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates in hospital settings in Thailand In: 8th Pharmacy Education Symposium, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, 5-8 Jul 2015..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMIAI, M and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Survey of community pharmacists’ perceptions of the PharmD programme to prepare the PharmD graduates to work in community pharmacy settings In: 8th Pharmacy Education Symposium, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, 5-8 Jul 2015..
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMIAI, M and ANDERSON, C., 2015. Survey of hospital pharmacists’ perceptions of the PharmD programme to prepare the PharmD graduates to work in hospital settings In: 8th Pharmacy Education Symposium, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, 5-8 Jul 2015..
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WU, D.B.C., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y., TAN, A.T.B., ANDERSON, C, 2014. The development and validation of the Satisfaction Questionnaire for Osteoporosis Prevention (SQOP) in Malaysia Patient Preference and Adherence. 8, 1365-1381
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., ANDERSON, C., 2014. A survey of pharmacy education in Thailand American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 78(9), 161
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y., ANDERSON, C., 2014. Interprofessional collaboration - Can Malaysian pharmacists expand their non-dispensing role in osteoporosis screening and prevention? In: International Social Pharmacy Workshop (ISPW), Boston, Massachusetts, United State of America (USA), 5-8 Aug 2014.
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., ANDERSON, C., 2014. Experiential training: How can I teach PharmD students if I am not a PharmD pharmacist? In: FIP's World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2014.
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., ANDERSON, C., 2014. The current status of pharmacy education in Thailand In: FIP's World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2014.
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., ANDERSON, C., 2014. Hospital pharmacists' perceptions of pharmacy education. In: FIP's World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2014.
  • PATEL, R., BOARDMAN, H.F., DE MATTEIS, C.I., LOW, B.Y., 2014. Attitudes, experience and opinions of pharmacy students towards an integrated first year module. In: Royal Pharmeceutical Society Annual Conference 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 7-8 Sep 2014.
  • CHANAKIT, T., LOW, B.Y., WONGPOOWARAK, P., MOOLASARN, S., JATURAPATARAWONG, A., WORAKUNPHANICH, W., TANGKIATKUMJAI, M., ANDERSON, C., 2014. Transition of pharmacy education in Thailand. In: 5th Asia Pacific Pharmacy Education Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand, 27-29 Aug 2014.
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y., ANDERSON, C., 2013. Development and validation of the Satisfaction Questionnaire for Osteoporosis Prevention (SQOP) in Malaysia. In: European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis 2013, Rome Cavalieri, Italy, 17-20 April 2013.
  • LOW, B.Y., HALAI, H.K., 2013. Exploring the roles of pharmacists in the prevention of chronic kidney disease: a qualitative study. In: Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, 9-10 May 2013.
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y., OTHMAN, S., ANDERSON, C., 2013. Is there a role for the pharmacist in an osteoporosis screening and prevention program? In: Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference 2013, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, 9-10 May 2013.
  • TAY, H.Y., TAN, K.Y., BALAKRISHNAN, D., LOW, B.Y., ABDULLAH, N.A., FIRDAUS KHAN, S.S., ZULKARNIAN, SIM, N., 2013. Management of hyperphosphataemia: comparing knowledge and adherence between haemodialysis-medication therapy adherence clinic (HD-MTAC) and non HD-MTAC patients in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR). In: 29th Annual Congress of Malaysian Society of Nephrology, Persada Johor International Convention Center, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 21-23 June 2013.
  • JAMSHED, S.Q., IBRAHIM, M.I.M., HASSALI, M.A.A., MASOOD, I., LOW, B.Y., SHAFIE, A.A., BABAR, Z., 2012. Perception and attitude of general practitioners regarding generic medicines in Karachi, Pakistan: A questionnaire based study Southern Med Review. 5(1), 22-30
  • HAMID, A., CAMPOS-ARCEIZ, A., LOW, B.Y., VU, T.T., KOK, W.L., MBAKI, Y., 2012. Self-directed Learning (SDL) within Pharmacy Curriculum - A Students' Perception In: 24th Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association (FAPA) Congress 2012, Bali, Indonesia, 13-16 Sep 2012.
  • TOH, L.S., LAI, P.S.M., WONG, K.T., LOW, B.Y. and ANDERSON, C., 2012. What are the barriers encountered while screening for osteoporosis in a government university hospital primary care setting? Preliminary results of a qualitative study on Malaysian nurses’ views. In: IOF Regionals 3rd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-16 Dec 2012.
  • JAMSHED, S.Q, IBRAHIM, M.I.M, HASSALI, M.A, LOW, B.Y, BABAR, Z.D, SHAFIE, A.A and SIDDIQUI, M.J.A, 2011. Is There Any Correlation Between GPs Perception and Attitude Towards Generic Medicine Prescribing in Karachi, Pakistan? In: Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21-23 October, 2011..
  • JAMSHED, S, LOW, B.Y, SIDDIQUI, M.J.A and BABAR, Z, 2011. The Pharmacist as a Member of Healthcare Team in Karachi, Pakistan: Perception of Patients In: Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference 2011, London, United Kingdom, 11-12 Sep 2011..
  • LOW, B.Y, EFENDIE, B, CHONG, W.K and WONG, P.S., 2010. Validation and perceived standards of Pharmacy OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) by examiners and examinees: are we aligned? In: 10th Asian Conference of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2010, Singapore, 9-12 July 2010..
  • HASAN, S.S, CHONG, D.W.K, AHMADI, K, WONG, P.S, HASSALI, M.A, HATA, E.M, HADI, M.A, SRIDHAR, S.B, AHMED, S.I, LOW, B.Y and EFENDIE, B., 2010. Influences on Malaysian pharmacy students' career preferences Am J Pharm Educ. 74(9), Article 166
  • LIM, B.K and LOW, B.Y., 2010. An assessment of community pharmacists’ versus pharmacy students’ knowledge and attitudes towards contraception methods. In: 10th Asian Conference of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2010, Singapore, 9-12 July 2010..
  • EFENDIE, B, CHONG, D, WONG, P.S, TEY, K.K and LOW, B.Y., 2009. Introducing competency-based learning through pharmacy skills development sessions. In: 5th Pharmacy Education Symposium, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy, 6-8 July 2009..
  • TAY, H.Y, ANG, S.Y, CHOO, Y.M, ZUBIR, N.N, LOW, B.Y and ABDULLAH, N.A., 2009. The Impact of Medication Therapy Adherence Clinic (MTAC) in Haemodialysis Patients, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang, Malaysia. In: 1st National Scientific Meeting of Renal Pharmacy, Holiday Villa & Suites Subang, Selangor, Malaysia, 10-11 July 2009..
  • EFENDIE, B, LOW, B.Y, CHONG, D, WONG, P.S, TEY, K.K, AHMED, S.I, LEE, M.S, WU, P.Y, HASAN, S.S, AHAMDI, K, ANWAR, M and POOK, P., 2009. Assessment of Inter-Assessor Variability of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme at International Medical University (IMU). In: 4th Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy-9th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Pharmacy Scientific Conference (AASP-MPSPSC), Penang, Malaysia, 10-13 Jun 2009..
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG, M.L, YUEN, K.H, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, CHONG, W.L, KHAN, N.A.K, CHEAH, P.Y and LIONG, K.K., 2008. Terazosin therapy for patients with female lower urinary tract symptoms (FLUTS): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Urology. 179, 1461-1469
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG, M.L, YUEN, K.H, CHONG, W.L, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, KARIM, N and CHEAH, P.Y., 2007. Terazosin therapy in the treatment of women with lower urinary tract symptoms: a randomized, placebo controlled trial. In: 102nd American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA, 19-24 May 2007..
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG, M.L, YUEN, K.H, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, CHONG, W.L, KARIM, N and CHEAH, P.Y., 2007. Reliability, validity and responsiveness of International Prostate Symptom Score in females with lower urinary tract symptoms (FLUTS). In: 29th Congress of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie (SIU), Paris, France, 2-6 Sep 2007..
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG M.L, YUEN.K.H, CHONG, W.L, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, TEH, C.L, KARIM, N, YAP, H.W and CHEAH, P.Y., 2006. Study of prevalence, treatment-seeking behavior, and risk factors of women with lower urinary tract symptoms in Northern Malaysia Urology. 68(4), 751-758
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG, M.L, YUEN, K.H, CHONG, W.L, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, KARIM, N and CHEAH, P.Y., 2006. Social demographic and clinical characteristics of females having lower urinary tract symptoms (FLUTS) in Northern Malaysia: preliminary results from the FLUTS cohort study. In: 28th Congress of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie (SIU), Cape Town, South Africa, 12-16 Nov 2006..
  • LOW, B.Y, LIONG, M.L, YUEN, K.H, CHONG, W.L, CHEE, C, LEONG, W.S, MOHAN, M, KRISHNAN, S, TEH, C.L, KARIM, N, YAP, H.W, KHOR, T and LOH, C.S., 2004. A community based study on the prevalence of female lower urinary tract symptoms (FLUTS) in Northern Peninsular Malaysia: a preliminary result. In: Asian Congress of Urology (ACU), Hong Kong, 31 Oct-4 Nov 2004.

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