University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Inclusion in the Workplace Webinar Series #1

17th June 2020
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Creating opportunities for inclusive employment 

As part of our global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, the University of Nottingham is promoting inclusive employment for individuals with mental health difficulties, autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. On the Malaysia campus, this initiative to create opportunities for inclusive employment is championed by the Inclusion in the Workplace Research Group. Recently, we have been awarded funding by the Sphere Programme Board, University of Nottingham UK to promote our cause.

The Inclusion in the Workplace Research Group will be organising and hosting the Inclusion in the Workplace Webinar Series # 1 on 17 June 2020. The topics covered in the webinar series address current issues pertaining to mental health, workplace supports and social security. The webinar series serves as a platform for networking and sharing best practices for developing companies’ Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. The webinar series is open to working professionals from corporate companies who would like to attend the sessions for professional development. Please register by filling in the e-registration form to confirm your place.

We invite you to join our exciting Inclusion in the Workplace Webinar Series #1 programme on 17th June 2020 which begins with a talk on ‘Mental Health Services and Programmes’ by YBhg Datin Dr Ang Kim Teng, Honorary Secretary General of Malaysian Mental Health Association, followed by a session entitled ‘The Impact of Job Coaches on Sustainable Employment’ by Mdm Yeo Swee Lan, Manager of Enabling Academy, Yayasan Gamuda. The final session in series #1 is on ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Workplace’ by Dr Marieke de Vries, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham.  

About the speakers  
YBhg Datin Dr Ang Kim Teng is a retired public health specialist and worked with the Ministry of Health, retiring as the Selangor State Health Directod in 2008. She worked a further 6 years on contract with the Ministry's Health Management Institute upon retirement. Dr. Ang is actively involved in promoting mental health, serving three terms as the President of the Malaysian Mental Health Association (2007-2014) and now as the Hon. Secretary General of MMHA (2014-now). She is instrumental in developing the Malaysian Mental Health First Aid Programme, a licenced global programme from Australia. Besides, she is a member of the Malaysian Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council and a Board of Visitor (Psychiatry) member Hospital Kuala Lumpur (2012-2018) and University Malaya Medical Centre (2018-2020). 

Ms Yeo Swee Lan, Manager of Enabling Academy, Yayasan Gamuda since 2016, obtained her MEd (Special Ed), University of Malaya in 2007. She served 9 years as the Lead Coordinator of United Voice, a self-advocacy society of persons with learning disabilities. She published two research conducted in the U.K. i.e Self-Advocacy in Special Education Programme (2009) and Employment Services for People with Learning Disabilities (2010) sponsored by a research project of Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). In 2011-2015, she was employed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency as Project Consultant in a joint-project with Malaysia Department of Social Welfare to promote and implement the Supported Employment Programme for people with disabilities in Malaysia. 

Dr Marieke de Vries is an Associate Professor at University of Nottingham Malaysia. She studied clinical neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam. She specialised in neuropsychology in children in both her research and clinical internship. After graduating (MSc), Marieke has worked as a child psychologist. Her PhD project focused on Executive Functions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). After gaining her PhD, Marieke has worked as a Post-doctoral researcher for research priority area Yield at the University of Amsterdam, the Academic Medical Center, and the VU medical center in Amsterdam. Dr Marieke specialises in Executive Functions (EFs) in children with ASD. 

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