Dr Nurfashareena Muhammad
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Nurfashareena Muhammad is a research fellow based in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s (UKM) Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), at the Institute for Environment and Development. Her expertise is in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and geographical information systems. She currently leads the Special Topic Group (STG) on Young Professionals in DRR and Climate Change, which is part of the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST). She is a co-leader of U-INSPIRE Malaysia at UKM, a platform for Malaysian youth and young professionals to accelerate the implementation of DRR through Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI). Her research interests include optimising the use of geospatial technology in decision support systems, to facilitate knowledge-based decision making for land use planning and development, and to reduce the risk of disasters at the local level. She is a Geo-spatialist registered with the Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing, Malaysia.