Ph.D (Psychology), Bristol University, UK
BSc Ed (Hons) Math & Bio University Of Malaya
Datin Prof. Dr Mariani Bt Md Nor received her Bachelor Degree In Science Education from University of Malaya and obtained her Ph.D in Children Cognitive Psychology from Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom in 1998. Currently, she is a Professor and Director of Early Childhood Education Center at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. She is currently the President of the Early Chilhood Care & Education (ECCE) Council Malaysia. She had received 4 international awards, I national award and 14 university awards. Among them are: Silver Medal (1st Runner Up) – Overall Category IKBAR – Development of New Instrument for Measuring Adversity Quotient (AQ) Among Polytechnic Students Using Rasch Measurement (International Research Conference And Innovation Exhibition (IRCIE 2016), Gold Medal Development of IKBAR in Measuring Adversity Quotient (AQ) For Students Using Rasch Model (International Research Conference And Innovation Exhibition (IRCIE 2016), Excellent
Service Awards (2003, 2006, 2007, 2013), and has worked for 22 years at University of Malaya and was awarded loyal service from the university in 2014. She also participated actively in research expos, conferences and seminars where she has received 1 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medals. She had published 66 articles in refereed journal, with 10 ISI articles and 11 scopus as well as some articles in conference proceeding. She has written 27 books and had conducted more than 150 presentations either as keynote speaker, invited speaker, workshop presenter, poster presenter and conference paper presenter at international and national conferences. She had supervised 34 PhD students (15 graduated, 2 waiting for Viva, 17 on-going), 11 Master’s students (Dissertation) & 24 Master’s students (Mixed Mode), 115 Master’s students (Project Paper all graduated) and 129 Bachelor Degree students. She has served the country as one of the prominent intellectual commentators in electronic media (Astro, TV1/2/3, Bernama, AlHijrah) pertaining to psychological aspects of life. Her international lustre and networking is well acknowledged by universities from China, Hong Kong, United States of America, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and others. She is one of the key resource persons for certain universities in Indonesia pertaining to the development of early childhood education program.
Her research interests are early childhood education, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, psychology: human development, psychology: child and adolescent development.