Designation/Title: Associate Dean , School of Health Sciences / Professor Nutrition & Dietetics
Department: Nutrition & Dietetics
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Education and Training

PhD in Food Science & Nutrition Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2002
MSc in Nutrition Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 1994
BSc(Dietetics) First Class Honours Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 1991


Research interests:

  • Nutrition & Bone Health
  • Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Renal Nutrition


Research projects/grants:

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Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2009 - 2013)

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Professional affiliations:

  • President, Malaysian Dietitians’ Association – 2013-2015
  • International Member, American Overseas Dietetic Association
  • Member, Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Allied Health Act Professional Working Committee (Dietitians), Ministry of Health, Malaysia since 2010
  • Chairperson, Medical Nutrition Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes, Malaysian Dietitians’ Association – 2010-2013
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Type 2 DM, MEMS/MOH (Task Force) 2009
  • International Nutrition Care Process Committee – Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, USA since 2010 ( international representative)


Academic Awards:

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Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2009 - 2013)


  • Chee WSS, Chong PN, Chuah KA, T Karupaiah, Norlaila Mustafa, Seri Suniza S, Karuthan Chinna, Horcajada MN, Ameye L & Offord-Cavin E. Calcium Intake, Vitamin D and Bone Health Status of Post-menopausal Chinese Women in Kuala Lumpur. Mal J Nutr 2010; 16(2) : 233 - 242
  • Khor GL, Winnie SS Chee, Zalilah M Shariff, BK Poh, Mohan Arumugam, Jamaluddin A Rahman, Hannah E Theobald. High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with BMI-for-age among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. BMC Public Health 2011; 11:95
  • M.Y.Tan, J.M. Magarey, S.S. Chee, L.F. Lee and M.H. Tan. A brief structured education programme enhances self- care practices and improves glycaemic control in Malaysians with poorly controlled diabetes. Health Education Research 2011; 26(5), 896-907.
  • Chew WF, Rokiah P, Chee WSS, Lee LF, Chan YM & Chan SP. Prevalence of glucose intolerance, and its associated antenatal and historical risk factors amongst Malaysian women with previous history of gestational diabetes. 2012. Singapore Med J 2012; 53(12): 814–820
  • Ari Istiany, Suriah Abdul Rahman, Zalifah Mohammad Kassim, Winnie Chee Swee Swee, Zaitun Yassin & Asmaa’ Mohammad Parid. Effect Of Nutrition Education And Sun Exposure On Vitamin D Status Among Postmenopausal Malay Women. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 2012; Volume 1, Issue 10.
  • Tilakavati K, Chee WSS, Liew SY, Ng BK & Karuthan C. Dietary health behaviors of women living in high rise dwellings - a case study of an urban community in Malaysia. Journal of Community Health 2013; Volume 38, Issue 1; Page 163-171.
  • Jamil Nor Aini ,Bee Koon Poh, Winnie Siew Swee Chee. Validity of a children's physical activity questionnaire (cPAQ) for the study of bone health. Pediatrics International. doi: 10.1111/ped.12035. (online publication 2013)
  • Musa Nurbazlin, Winnie Siew Swee Chee, Pendek Rokiah, Alexander Tong Boon Tan ; Yean Chew , Abd Rahman Siti Nusaibah, Siew Pheng Chan. Effects of sun exposure on 25(OH) vitamin D concentration in urban and rural women in Malaysia. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2013;22 (3):391-399





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