Professional ​

Dr Nurwina Anuar is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Dr Anuar teaching is focussed on Sport Psychology, Equine Behaviour, Research Methodology alongside Graduate Success Attribute

Dr Anuar joined Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in April 2009 and granted 6-year study leave with scholarship by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and UTM for MPhil and PhD. Dr Anuar completed her PhD, entitled ‘Imagery ability in Sport and Exercise’ from the University of Birmingham under the supervision, Professor Dr Jennifer Cumming and Dr Sarah Williams. Dr Anuar completed her undergraduate degree major in education and MPhil in Rehabilitation Technology from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2009 and 2012. She subsequently studied MSc in Applied Psychology at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK in 2018. A career change led her to the field of Applied Psychology. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Dr Anuar also holds the post of Visiting Associate Professor at the Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Indonesia.

  1. Reviewer at PeerJ

  2. Online teaching

  3. Teaching in HEA

  4. Data analysis AMOS and SPSS

  5. Mental Skill Training

Imagery and Mindfulness practitioner.


Senior Lecturer. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. (2016 – Present)

  • Module leader: Module material design, lecture and seminar delivery, module assessment design, marking and providing feedback to students (Applied Psychology in sport context)

  • Module taught: Sport Psychology, Graduate Success Attributes, and Research Methodology (undergraduate and postgraduate)

  • Module instructor: Lecture and seminar delivery (online and on-campus), marking and providing feedback to students.

  • Final year project student supervisor: Helping final year students develop, conduct and write up their final year research

  • Pastoral Care: Helped postgraduate students in the sport and exercise psychology research group.

  • School and university administration: course (include online course) development, curriculum development, the recruitment of staff and students.

  • Postgraduate supervision : Supervising 1 PhD student, 2 MPhil students

  • Teaching qualification: Oversea accreditation or qualification for any level of teaching. (Secondary school and HE)


Research Fellow. Sport Innovation and Technology Centre (SITC) (2017 – Present)

  • Research grant application: Primary Investigator, Transdisciplinary Research Grant, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia application. Project title, “The development of web assessment for mental health patients”. (Granted for MYR40, 000)

  • Research projects: Self-control and mindfulness (collaboration with Nottingham Trent University).

  • Conducting Research: Data organising, entering and analysing, in addition to literature review, writing up and publishing research and academic articles

  • Public Engagement: Organising several sports and academic and sport science-related public event and exhibitions.

  • Research collaboration: MoU with Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia in and Nottingham Trent University, UK.

  • Resident sport psychologist (Consultancy): Provide advice, consultation and training to national and international athletes.


Visiting Lecturer. Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia (2019 – present).

  • Module leader: Module material design, lecture and seminar delivery, module assessment design, marking and providing feedbacks to students (Applied psychology in sport context)

  • Module taught: Sport Psychology (undergraduate and postgraduate)

  • Module instructor: Lecture and seminar delivery, marking and providing feedback to students

  • Resident psychologist: Provide advice and consultation to national and international Paralympic athletes.


Volunteer Psychologist. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2016 – present)        

  • Projects: Community services (international and national) public relations

  • Consultations: Students psychological issues.


Assistant lecturer. University of Birmingham, UK (2012 – 2015)

  • Module taught: Psychology and SPSS

  • Laboratory Instructor: Sport psychology

  • Final year project student supervisor: Helping final year students develop, conduct and write up their final year research

  • Seminar organisation: Team member, the organizer for the seminar, “Imagery in Sport”


Secondary teacher, Sekolah Menengah Teknik Pontian, Malaysia (2006 – 2007)

  • Teaching chemistry, sports, and engineering drawing.

  • Assessment and Examination

  • Teaching preparation and module

  • Annual sports event organiser

Professional membership
  • The British Psychological Society, BPS (Membership no: 331908)    

  • Association of Psychological Sciences, APS (Membership no:162995) 

  • European College of Sport Science, ECSS (Membership no: 18935)    

  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, NASPSPA. (Membership no: 9780736076371)               

  • Persatuan Psikologi Malaysia                            


2012 – 2016    PhD. 

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences,

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

  • Area: Psychological intervention, Sport Psychology

  • Thesis Title: Imagery ability in sport and movements

  • Supervisors: Dr Sarah Williams and 

2017 – 2018    MSc in Applied Psychology.

School of Applied Social Sciences 

Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. 

  • Area: Applied Psychology, psychological intervention, mindfulness, 

Emotional intelligence, psychological well-being

  • Thesis title: The relationship between imagery ability and mindfulness in promoting emotional intelligence and psychological well-being

  • Supervisor: Dr Gemma Stevens


2010 – 2012    MPhil. In Rehabilitation Technology.

School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Area: Young children, separation anxiety, emotive imagery, 

  • Thesis title: An intervention programme to reduce anxiety symptoms in young children

  • Supervisors: Prof. Dr Abdul Hafidz Omar and Dr Nora Mislan


2004 - 2009    Bach in Education,

School of Education,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

  • Area: Reading readiness for pre-schoolers

  • Thesis title: The development of CD-ROM for reading readiness for pre-schoolers

  • Supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Yeo Kee Jiar