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Assoc Prof Dr. Amer Siddiq

Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq is the director at Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Centre (UM Cares), specialising in the department of Psychological Medicine. He is also the Chief Coordinator at the Universiti Malaya of Addiction Sciences, having been involved in the Nicotine Addiction Research Group, investigating gaps in upscaling existing smoking cessation services in Malaysia.  

Dr Amer was also the technical and expert advisor to the Ministry of Health for policy documents including the Tobacco Control National Strategic Plan 2015-2020 document and mQuit Services project which is involved in strengthening the “O” of MPOWER. 

He now leads the team at  UM Cares, a central centre to connect the university and external stakeholders to engage in community-related activities. Aside from this, Dr Amer works on support activities. He also seeks to secure external grants for the university, while also building a social innovation platform for Universiti Malaya. Additionally, he also oversees the impact team, where he plans impact activities. 

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