Universiti Sains Malaysia Excellent Service Award 2018 – a recognition to Dr. Rafisah Mat Radzi


Dr Rafisah was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship by the Malaysian Ministry of Education, for the Visiting Fellow position at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra for 12 months. She is working with Associate Professor Minako Sakai, on a research project focussing about the prospects and challenges of Islamic bonds (sukuk) for social responsibility investment in Malaysia. Since her arrival Dr Rarisah has been working on reserach publications and conducted fieldwork in Malaysia. Associate Prof. Sakai has conducted research on Islamic microfinancing and community empowerment in Indonesia over a decade.Dr. Rafisah Mat Radzi, is a Visiting Fellow in the Asia Pacific Development and Security Reserach Group.

Dr Rafisah is an Senior Lecture at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), was honoured with the Excellent Service Award 2018 by USM based on her outstanding accomplishments in various aspects including research. The award was received at a prestigous ceremony held on July 24, 2018, at the Setia SPICE convention Center, Penang, Malaysia.

Dr Rafisah holds a PhD from the University of South Australia and has been an active researcher over the past five years. Throughout her short career, she spearheaded many major research projects in various fields such as Islamic finance, capital market and supply chain management. She continued to make her mark when she was awarded two international research grants from the Sumitomo Foundation, Japan and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. At the national level, she has successfully secured a few research grants funded by USM (short-term grant) and the Malaysian Ministry of Education (fundamental research grant and transdisciplinary research grant). With such tremendous achievement, she successfully published a few articles in international journals, and currently she is on the editorial boards of two esteemed international journals.