Our Team

Here you will find some details of the team that worked on the WEMOBILE project.

Professor Andree Woodcock


Dr Andree Woodcock has a BSc in Psychology and Social Biology with an MSc in Ergonomics from UCL. My PhD concerned an investigation of the use of ergonomics in automotive concept design acquired from Loughborough University while I was a Daphne Jackson Research Fellow. Most of my research has been located within design departments, looking at applying user-centred design to wicked problems in the areas of health, education, regeneration and transportation.

Dr. Deana McDonagh


Dr Deana McDonagh is Professor of Industrial Design in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and faculty at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology. She is an experienced design practitioner and entrepreneur. Prior to joining the University of Illinois she was a Reader in User-Centred Design at Loughborough University in the UK. She is a Research Fellow at Coventry University (UK), Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and Director of Research and Insight for Herbst Produkt design consultancy (USA).

Dr. Yong Adilah Binti Shamsul Harumain


Dr. Yong Adilah Binti Shamsul Harumain is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. She obtained her PhD from Utsunomiya University, Japan in Innovation Systems Engineering (majoring in Land use and Transportation planning) in 2015. She received her Masters of Science in Land Administration and Development from University of Technology Malaysia in 2012 and her Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2006.

Her research interest are women in transport, non-motorized transportation planning and urban planning in Asia countries. Her academic carrier began with her passion to see the betterment of Malaysia’s urban planning and later on she develop her interest in transportation planning when she did her PhD in Japan with Professor Akinori Morimoto. It is her hope that she can contribute for the betterment of land use and transportation planning integration in Malaysia in future through her researches.

Dr. Nikmatul Adha Nordin


Dr Nikmatul Adha obtained her first and Masters degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. She was awarded with a doctoral degree from USM in 2011 in the field of social and physical planning. She is a Graduate Member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP). She started her career as Research Officer in USM, served a stint as Research Executive at a private consultant firm before settling for an academic career in Universiti Malaya starting 2004. Her research interest is on participatory urban planning, tourism planning and community development planning.

Dr. Goh Hong Ching


Goh, Hong Ching is a senior lecturer and the coordinator of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya. She holds a Doctor of Natural Science degree (Geography) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn (attached to ZEF), Germany, a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a M.Sc. degree in Tourism Planning from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is a corporate town planner registered with the Malaysia Institute of Planners and the Board of Town Planners Malaysia. She was a visiting scholar in the MIT-UTM Sustainable Cities Program (2014/2015), a member of the Global Young Academy (2015-2019) and a fellow of the ASEAN Science Leadership Program (2016/2017). Her recent research interests focus on the interface of development and conservation domains and the cross-cutting challenges and implications, which include urban planning and urbanization-related risks, tourism planning and impact management as well as the multi-level governance of natural resource and protected areas. Currently, she is heading the Malaysian case study in the prestigious 4-year program ‘Blue Communities’ awarded by the UKRI, an interdisciplinary program aimed at capacity building among the researchers from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, United Kingdom and Vietnam for sustainable interaction with marine ecosystems. https://umexpert.um.edu.my/gohhc.html.

Dr. Suzaini Zaid


Suzaini Zaid is currently teaching at the Department of Building Surveying in Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. Suzaini holds a PhD degree in Planning and Urban Development from the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales. She has teaching experience in the fields of building surveying, urban planning, and sustainable development. Her current research interest focuses on energy efficiency, zero-carbon development, climate change mitigation and adaptation in built environment. Suzaini was part of the testing of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI)’s Common Carbon Metric and Protocol tool Pilot Test Phase 1 and Phase 2 in the Malaysian context, through her PhD research. Her research was conducted in collaboration of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, University of New South Wales, UNEP-SBCI, and the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur. Her current research project includes SULED-BIM: Sustainability Led Design Through Building Information Modelling with collaboration with University of Manchester under the 2015 UK Newton Fund. Other projects she is involved in are within areas of affordabilility, acoustic properties of residential buildings, and housing and rehabilitation.

Komal Faiz is a design researcher, an impact analyst, and founder at DesignPak, and has been nominated as a global shaper by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She did her Masters in Strategic Foresight & Innovation from OCAD University, Canada and Bachelors in Visual Communication design from NCA. She has worked with both Pakistani and Canadian organization such as the Canadian Ministry of Children and Youth Services, MaRS Discovery District, University of Toronto, in Canada and Women Empowerment Group, US Consulate General and others in Pakistan.

Punnal Faiz Director at DesignPak is a multi talented person with various skill. He is an architect and a self taught Visual Communication Designer. He has done his bachelors from National College of Arts, Lahore and has been into teaching and practicing architecture since then. He is a former Lecturer at University of Lahore at School of Architecture. An entrepreneur currently working on various ideas at DesignPak. He is a member of PCATP (Pakistan Council of Architecture & Town Planning) and also a member of GBC (Pakistan Green Building Council).