Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning (Indigenous People & Tourism). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Rohayu Roddin currently is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. She joined the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) as a lecturer in 2004, then promoted as a senior lecturer in 2011. She received the Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2001, and the Master of Tourism Planning in 2003 from the same university. After few years working, she then pursued her study to Ph.D. level in the same university in the field of Urban and Regional Planning through research in indigenous people and tourism, in 2016.
Rohayu Roddin is expert in the field of social development and transformation. Her research deals with the development of many minority groups including aboriginal communities, single mothers and women. She has involved in many consultations programs that focusing on tourism and environmental development. Recent work has focused on developing model and framework for improving socio economy among minority groups, with particular emphasis on indigenous people. She also contributed in research in developing profile of pro-poor tourism among indigenous community who involved in tourism sector. At the same time, she also active in publication and involved as a reviewer for articles and papers in the field of planning and social sciences, as well as that related to indigenous people. She has made national and international presentations, for many professional groups on the issues of indigenous people, and received many awards for her presentation. Most recently, she’s been received gold award for her presentation, titled ‘New Model for Development of Abilities of Indigenous women in improving family social economic through entrepreneurship’.
Her success has earned from her own life experience as she was born in Kg. Rhu Muda, Marang, Terengganu that’s is one village near the beach that closed to Kapas Island. The village life he has experienced has attracted her to be closed to these groups and has developed a knowledge and appreciation of this area that encouraged to contribute her expertise in helping them.
Additionally, she is also an active member of the Malaysian Board of Technologies. Her current job gives her the opportunity to meet many experts and researchers from others university and departments. She wishes to continue conducting more researches with other researchers to learn more about their research perspectives and cultures to further expand and sharing her knowledge and skills. She believes that the expertise and experience available should be shared and used to help those who are interested and in need specially the local community.