Nurul Fadhilah Abdullah

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Metabolic Flexibility: Difference between male and female

Supervisors: Dr Gareth Wallis


BSc. Nutrition 2007 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

MSc. Nutirion 20013 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


Experience: Experiences in community research with regards to the status, knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards nutrition and health. Lecturer at Department of Sport Science and Coaching, Universiti Pendidikan  Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia. Now is undertaking doctoral research at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with a scholarship from Malaysia Ministry of Education.


Research Group

  • Exercise Metabolism Research Group (EMRG)

Research interest

  • Sport nutrition, Metabolism, Exercise, Metabolic Disease


  1. Nurul-Fadhilah, A., Teo, P. S. & Foo, L. H. (2012). Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for dietary assessment in Malay adolescents in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 21(1),97-103.
  2. Nurul-Fadhilah, A., Teo, P. S., Huybrechts, I. & Foo, L. H. (2013). Infrequent breakfast consumption is associated with higher body adiposity and abdominal obesity in Malaysian school-aged adolescents. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e5 9297.
  3. Teo, P. S., Nurul-Fadhilah, A. & Foo, L. H. (2012). Development of newly computerised-based physical activity questionnaire to estimate habitual physical activity level in Malaysian adolescents. Journal of Science and Medicine Sport; “in press”.