Dr Lyana Khairuddin
Dr Lyana Khairuddin trained as a virologist where her research focused on immunogenetics of cervical cancer and co-infection of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Her work with people living with HIV (PLHIV) prompted her interest in public policy, where she aims to bridge data-driven scientific knowledge with the politics, philosophy, and economics knowledge required for policy design. She was awarded a PhD (Medical Research) from the University of Queensland in 2011 where she was a scholar with the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education; and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford in 2018; where she was a Chevening-Khazanah Scholar. She is an alumna of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. In 2016, she founded #bringbackthekebaya, a movement to celebrate Malaysian local cultural heritage.
Lyana is currently holding the Senior Director portfolio for ASLI Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS).