Dr Hazreen Majid | AECC University College

Dr Hazreen Majid

Associate Professor in Dietetics

Dr Hazreen Majid joined AECC University College with his extensive knowledge and expertise as an Associate Professor and course lead in Dietetics.


Dr Hazreen Abdul Majid completed his bachelor’s degree in Dietetics (Hons) at the National University of Malaysia, his masters at Deakin University Melbourne, and obtained his PhD from King’s College London.

He was the Head of Centre for Population Health Research and a Professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya. He was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and a faculty member for the Doctorate in Public Health program at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

As a trained dietitian, his doctoral dissertation made some scientific contributions to clinical nutrition in understanding the mechanisms of prebiotics in reducing diarrhoea for intensive care unit patients receiving enteral nutrition. This ongoing work has been extended to the usage of both pre and probiotics in intensive care units. In addition to some clinical work and research, he had experience in developing collaborative partnerships at the local and state levels for nationally and internationally funded cohort and community-based studies.

Hazreen has received numerous awards and grants such as Kavli Trust (Canada), Newton Ungku Omar (Medical Research Council UK and Academy Science of Malaysia), Nutricia Research Grant, Friesland Campina collaborative grant and World Obesity Foundation travel grant.

He is a member of numerous scientific and professional associations with research interests including prebiotics and probiotics in clinical nutrition, adolescent cohort and public health nutrition. He had published more than 100 original WOS-ISI articles, several chapters in books, and was chief editor for the breast cancer survivors’ cookbook, Malaysian adolescent cohort book, and was invited as a speaker both locally and internationally. He has also supervised 20 PhD candidates.

Hazreen is the Vice President of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association from 2021-2023, he is also an Associate Editor for the Clinical Nutrition ESPEN journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Frontiers in Public Health, and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is an adjunct professor at Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, and now is the course lead for MSc Dietetics at AECC University College.

Experience, Areas of interest/expertise:

  • Principal investigator for an adolescent cohort in Malaysia (tracking the adolescents’ lifestyle from the age of 13 – 17 years old).
  • Nutritional intervention in clinical set-up (Intensive Care Unit and Cancer).
  • Nutrition intervention studies at low- and middle-income countries schools.



Publications: Book chapters/Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Mohd Isa D, Krishnamoorthy R, Abdul Majid H. Standard vs. Nutrient-Enriched Cow’s Milk and Its Impacts on Child Growth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2023 Feb 23;15(5):1124. doi: 10.3390/nu15051124. PMID: 36904123; PMCID: PMC10005242.
  2. Harun Z, Shahar S, You YX, Manaf ZA, Majid HA, Chia YC, Haron H, Michael V, Sukiman NS, Taib AFM, He FJ, Brown MK. Perceptions, barriers and enablers of salt reduction in Malaysian out-of-home sectors (MySaltOH): from the point of view of policy-makers and food industries. Health Res Policy Syst. 2023 Feb 9;21(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12961-023-00965-z. PMID: 36759869; PMCID: PMC9910255.
  3. Khoo XH, Chong CW, Talha AM, Philip K, Teh CS, Isa AM, Wong MS, Chew DC, Wong Z, Jusoh NS, Maksum NMM, Mokhtar NM, Majid HA, Ali RAR, Lee YY, Mahadeva S. The impact of diet and ethnicity on gut microbiota variation in irritable bowel syndrome: A multi-centre study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/jgh.16174. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36908030.
  4. Thani AA, Dahlui M, Su TT, Majid HA. The association of urinary sodium excretion with dietary sodium intake among selected low-income urban households. Singapore Med J. 2023 Feb 2. doi: 10.4103/singaporemedj.SMJ-2020-363.
  5. Ho, Chiou Yi; Majid, Hazreen et al. (2022). Lower ileostomy output among patients with postoperative colorectal cancer after being supplemented with partially hydrolyzed guar gum: Outcome of a pilot study, NUTRITION. 104(), . doi:10.1016/j.nut.2022.111758
  6. Hassan, N. A, et al (2022). A conventional multiplex PCR for the detection of four common soil-transmitted nematodes in human faeces: development and validation, TROPICAL BIOMEDICINE. 39(1), 135-143. doi:10.47665/tb.39.1.016
  7. Kiew, Siew Juan; Mohd Taib, Nur Aishah; Islam, Tania; Abdul Majid, Hazreen (2022). Changes in Dietary Intake of Breast Cancer Survivors: Early Findings of a Malaysian Breast Cancer Prospective Cohort Study, NUTRITION AND CANCER-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL. (),. doi:10.1080/01635581.2021.2013508
  8. Loganathan, Tharani; Chan, Zhie X.; Hassan, Fikri; Ong, Zhen Ling; Majid, Hazreen Abdul (2022). Undocumented: An examination of legal identity and education provision for children in Malaysia, PLOS ONE. 17(2), . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0263404
  9. Majid, Hazreen Abdul; et al (2022). Outcome Evaluation on Impact of the Nutrition Intervention among Adolescents: A Feasibility, Randomised Control Study from Myheart Beat (Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team-Behavioural Epidemiology and Trial), NUTRIENTS. 14(13), . doi:10.3390/nu14132733
  10. Rahman, Hanif Abdul; et al (2022). Prevalence of Health-Risk Behaviors and Mental Well-Being of ASEAN University Students in COVID-19 Pandemic, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 19(14), . doi:10.3390/ijerph19148528
  11. Sabri, Mohamad Fazli; et al (2022). Exploring the Relationships of Financial Literacy and Financial Behaviour with Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) among the Low-Income Working Population in Malaysia during the COVID-19 Pandemic, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 19(19), . doi:10.3390/ijerph191912520
  12. Tan, Sing Ean; Satar, Nur Fadhlina Abdul; Majid, Hazreen Abdul (2022). Effects of Immunonutrition in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment – A Systematic Review, FRONTIERS IN NUTRITION. doi:10.3389/fnut.2022.821924


  1. (2019) Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team (MyHeART) Study Handbook, UM Press (2019). ISBN:978-967-488-092-7
  2. (2017) Breast Cancer Survivors Cookbook, UM Press (2017). ISBN: 978-983-100-929-1


  • Clinical dietetics and irritable bowel syndrome, adolescents and public health nutrition, cohort studies.
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