Curriculum vitae

Name Sapura Mohamad
Qualification PhD in Architecture
(Landscape Ethnography)
Profession Seniour Lecturer (DS52)
Nationality Malaysian
Correspondence Department of Landscape Architecture
Address Faculty of Built Environment,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai, Johor MALAYSIA
Contact Number Tel: 607-553 7309
Fax: 607-556 6155
Official : b-sapura@utm.my
Private : drsapura@gmail.com

 

Academic Qualification

PhD in Landscape Ethnography The University of Adelaide, Australia 2010
Master of Environment Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia 2000
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Second Class Honors (Upper Division) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Malaysia 1997
Bachelor of Horticultural Science with Second Class (Lower Division) Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia 1994
Science Matriculation Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia 1990

 

Career History/ Experience

Sept 2009 – present Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor
Sept 2005- Aug 2009 Study leave for PhD
2000 – 2005 Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor
June 1999 – May 2000 Study leave for Master
1997 – 1999 Tutor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Malaysia
1996 6 months Internship in Landscape Architecture at NR Consultant, PJ, Selangor
1993 3 months Internship in Horticulture at Tropical Landscape Sdn. Bhd. PJ, Selangor
1992 3 months Internship in Horticulture at Majlis Perbandaran Taiping, Perak

 

Professional Membership

  • Secretary of ILAM Southern Chapter (2014-2016)
  • Assistant Secretary of ILAM Southern Chapter (2012-2014)
  • Corporate Member of Institute Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) (Reg No: 0000172)(since 2000)
  • Student Member of Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA)(2005-2010)

Award/ Achievement

  • Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2013 (Landscape Research Award Category) for the research title Effects on Water Availability on the Native and Non-native Vegetated Extensive Green Roof in Malaysia
  • Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2013 (Landscape Research Award Category) for the research title Improving Green Roof Performance in Reducing Stormwater Runoff
  • Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2012 (Landscape Research Award Category) for the research title Application of RASCH measurement in measuring perception on walkable environment
  • UTM Excellence Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang UTM) 2012
  • Postgraduate Scholarship Winner 2007 of the TASA (The Australian Sociologist Association)
  • UTM Excellence Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang UTM) 2004
  • Certificate of Excellence: Achievement Status: Credit in the Post Graduate Programme May 1999 to April 2000 (UPM)
  • Dean’s List in Semester 02, 1995/96
  • Merit Prize in The XXXIInd International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress (Group) 1995

Publication / Thesis

2009 : The Ethnobotany of the Semelai Community at Tasek Bera, Pahang, Malaysia: An Ethnographic Approach for Re-settlement
2000 : Project Paper on the Design Planning Guidelines and Considerations of Wetlands in Malaysia for Recreational Development
1997 : Final Comprehensive Project on Proposed Landscape Development of Female Sports and Recreation Ground for International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
1996 : Topical Study on Islamic Ornamentation on Landscape Built Environment
1994 : Thesis on Perception of Villagers toward Landscape

 

Papers published and presented in Journals/ Seminar/ Courses

  • Gender Variations in Wellbeing Indicators between Urban and Mountain Landscape Environments (2015). Environment and Natural Resources Research. 5(4). 63-71
  • Perceived Restorative Benefits of Obudu Mountain Landscape, Nigeria (2015). Jurnal Teknologi. 77(15). 103-108
  • Validating the Measures of Perceived Restorativeness in Obudu Mountain Resort, Cross River State, Nigeria (2014). Open Journal of Social Sciences 2 (11), 1
  • Malaysia’s Native Plant Drought Tolerance Performance on Extensive Green Roof in the 4th International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities, IGCESH 2013, pp 803 – 808, ISBN 1823-3287
  • Disparities of perception on Walking Distance by Subgroups in Urban Neighbourhood Area (2013) in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, pp513 – 522, ISSN 1877-0428
  • Ethnology: An Alternative in Indigenous Landscape Planning and Design in the 4th South East Asian Technical University Consortium (SEATUC) Symposium, Japan 2010 organized by the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) at Shibaura Campus, SIT Tokyo from 25th -26th February 2010
  • Indigenous Ethnological Manifestation into Sustainable Landscape Development in the 1 Malaysia: Towards a Sustainable Landscape Seminar 2009 organized by UTM-SPACE at Nilai Springs Resort, Negeri Sembilan, from 10th – 11th November 2009
  • TASA-SAANZ Joint Conference 2007 organized by the University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand from 4th – 7th December 2007
  • International Conference Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Annual Conference 2006 organized by the School of Anthropology Archaeology and Sociology, James Cook University, Cairns Australia from 27th – 29th September 2006
  • International Conference on the Indigenous People 2005 organized by University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education at the Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, from 4th – 5th July 2005
  • Conference Water and Drainage 2003 jointly organised by MANCID and MWA at Putra World Trade Centre from 28th April till 30th April 2003

Training Courses Attended

  • Bengkel Peralihan ke ISO9001:2015 ORGANIZED BY TOMBS
  • Flood Mitigation Landscape Architecture Approaches Workshop organized by Institut Arkitek Landskap Malaysia (ILAM) at Universiti Putra Malaysia on 27th February 2015
  • Kursus Auditor Akademik Dalaman organized by Pusat Kualiti dan Pengurusan Risiko UTM (QRIM) at Bilik Jamuan Dewan Sultan Iskandar UTM on 22nd – 23rd December 2014
  • Aquascape: ILAM CPD SEMINAR SERIES 2014 organized by Institut Arkitek Landskap Malaysia (ILAM) at Vivatel Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 28th November 2014
  • Kursus Penggunaan E-Learning Secara Berkesan organized by Centre of Teaching and Learning (CTL) UTM at Makmal Komputer, CTL on 23rd April 2013
  • Bengkel KPI Staf FAB organized by Fakulti Alam Bina at Puteri Resort Ayer Keroh Malaka from 1st -3rd February 2013
  • Bengkel Halatuju Fakulti Alam Bina organized by Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM at Century Mahkota Hotel, Melaka on 21st January 2012
  • Bengkel Halatuju Pusat KALAM organized by Pusat Kajian Alam Bina Melayu, Fakulti Alam Bina, UTM at Mutiara Hotel, Johor Bahru from 8th – 10th December 2010
  • Financial/ Business Plan for Researcher organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at Kompleks Usahawan Teknologi MARA, Skudai from 24th – 26th November 2010
  • Teaching Portfolio Development Course (Kursus Pembangunan Portfolio Pengajaran) organized by Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), UTM 0 at Bilik Latihan Korporat, CTL, UTM from 3rd – 4th November 2010
  • Awareness MS ISO 9001-2008 (Kesedaran MS ISO 9001-2008) organized by Total Organisation Management Conculting (M) sdn. Bhd, UTM at 3rd August 2010
  • Adult Learning (Pembelajaran Dewasa) organized by School of Profesional and Continuing Education at Dewan Jamuan, UTM on the 18th May 2010
  • Kursus Asas Penggunaan Aplikasi GIS organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai at UGISP & ANR Training Centre, Taman Universiti Johor Bahru from 4th – 5th April 2005
  • Leadership Skills for Women Course (Kursus Kepimpinan Wanita) organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru from 22nd – 23rd February 2005
  • Competency Level Assessment for Education Scheme DS45/TK3 Course (Kursus Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan bagi Skim Pendidikan DS45/TK3) organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai at Bilik Seminar 3, Pusat Pengajian Siswazah, Blok F54, UTM from 20th October – 4th November 2004
  • Research Methodology UTM 2004 Course (Kursus Kaedah Penyelidikan UTM 2004) organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai from 5th – 14th May 2004
  • Kursus Bina Negara (Asas) organized by Biro Tatanegara, Jabatan Perdana Menteri at Kem Bina Negara Alor Gajah, Melaka, from 14th – 18th August 2002
  • Construction and Assessment of Exam Questions Course (Kursus Pembinaan dan Penilaian Item Ujian/ Soalan Peperiksaan) organized by UTM on the 30th January 2002 at Bilik Seminar Jasmin., loji Pandu Kejuruteraan Kimia, UTM
  • Effective Communication in Teaching and Learning Workshop (Bengkel Pengajaran Pembelajaran Komunikatif Berkesan) organized by Unit Pengajaran Pembelajaran (UNIPEN). Co organizer Unit Perkhidmatan Sokongan Pelajar (UPSP) on the 25th September 2000
  • Landscape Architect Professional Practices Course (Kursus Amalan Iktisas Arkitek Landskap) organized by ILA Malaysia from 19th – 20th May 2000
  • Training Program for the Implementation of Environment Management in Industry; ISO 14000 co-organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), UNEP and DANCED on the 1st and 2nd September and 30th Oct 1998 at UPM
  • Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology Pre-service Course (Kursus Pra-perkhidmatan dalam Bidang Pedagogi dan Metodologi Pengajaran) organized by Unit Pengajaran Pembelajaran (UNIPEN) at Hotel Mutiara, Melaka from 30th July – 2nd August 1997

Involvement in Academic Affairs

  • Appointed as Internal Auditor of UTM Quality and Risk Management Unit (QRIM) since 2014
  • Committee member in FAB Student Career Development Committee for Semester I 2014/2015 – Semester II 2015/2016
  • Committee member in FAB Marketing Team (Pasukan Pemasaran FAB) for Semester I 2014/2015 – Semester II 2015/2016
  • Student Society Advisor (EARTH Society) for Semester I 2014/2015 – Semester II 2015/2016
  • Advisor of FLAVOUR UTM 2015 at Fakulti Alam Bina on 17th and 18th January 2015
  • Jury in International Student Design Competition organized by the Institute Federation of Landscape Architects – Asian Pacific Region (IFLA-APR) Congress 2014 in Kuching Sarawak
  • Secretariat in Institute Federation of Landscape Architects – Asian Pacific Region (IFLA-APR) in organizing an International Student Design Competition for IFLA-APR Congress 2014 in Kuching Sarawak
  • Faculty representative in Student Career Development Committee by the UTM Career Development Unit (CDU) from 30th June 2014
  • Jury in STEDEX 13’; Sustainable Tropical Environmental Design Exhibition held at Serdang Gallery, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia on 19th December 2013-7th February 2014
  • Coordinator of First Year Experience (FYE)-ESCAPE for Landscape Architecture Department at Hutan Lipur Ulu Bendul, Kuala Pilah from 26th – 28th September 2013
  • Secretariat in Institute Federation of Landscape Architects – Asian Pacific Region (IFLA-APR) in organizing a Cultural Landscape International Symposium in December 2012 in Sabak Bernam Selangor
  • Research Group Head (Landscape Heritage Group) in KALAM (Pusat Kajian Alam Lingkungan Melayu) for Faculty of Built Environment since February 2012
  • ISO 9001:2008 Head Internal Auditor for Faculty of Built Environment (01-09-2011- 31-08-2013; 01-09-2013 – 31-08-2015)
  • ISO 9001:2008 Document Manager for Faculty of Built Environment (01-05-2010- 31-08-2011)
  • Committee member in MQA (Department level) (03-12-2009-present)
  • Curriculum Review Committee Member for the Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Built Environment, Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Johor
  • Facilitator in the Landscape Design Workshop organized by the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Johor at Urban Forest, Johor Bahru on the 12-13th March 2010
  • Facilitator in the 11th IFLA Eastern Regional Conference 2002 Student Design Charrette organized by ILA Malaysia at Kulliyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) on the 11th July 2002
  • Advisor in Landscape Workshop 97’: Urban Landscape: A Novelty Approach and Identity. Organized by Faculty of Built Environment, UTM on the 16th August 1997

Courses Taught

  • Basic Design I & II Studios
  • Basic Landscape Design and Ecological Conservation Studio
  • Landscape Community Design Studio
  • Park and Recreational Planning and Design Studio
  • Topical Study Studio
  • Final Comprehensive Project Studio
  • Horticulture and Nursery
  • Ethnobotany
  • Planting Technology 1
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation
  • Soil Science
  • Introduction to Landscape Design
  • Landscape Seminar
  • Field Study
  • Competition

Consultancy

2014 – 2016 Landscape Master Plan for Majlis Perbandaran Kajang, Selangor
2004 – 2005 Landscape Master Plan for Majlis Perbandaran Kluang, Johor Malaysia
2001 – 2002 Landscape Master Plan for Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang
1997 – 1998 Master Plan for Safari Park, Sik Kedah

 

Research & Development

April 2011 – March 2013 Developing a Planting Pallete of Malaysian Native Shrubs for ecological green roof planting in the tropical climate
May 2012 – April 2013 Perceived environmental factors as affordances for walkability model in urban neighbourhood area
March-Dec 2010 The Study of Taiping Historical Railway Station – (KALAM; Malay World Studies Grant)
2004 –2007 Ethnobotany Study of Semelai and Jakun: Case Study Tasik Chini and Tasek Bera, Pahang (IRPA Grant)
2000 – 2004 Biodiversity of House Compound (IRPA Grant)

cv sapura updated july 2015