Professor Dr Zabidi graduated with a MBBS from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 1985. His keen interest in children’s health led him to obtain his Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Glasgow in 1987. In 1991, he received his membership to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 1997.
With extensive experience in teaching, research and leadership, Professor Dr Zabidi’s field of specialisation lies in Paediatric Neurology and Medical Education with special interest in bioethics and communication skills. He is also the honorary editor for the Advances in Medical Education and Practice and was recently awarded the Neurology and Neuroscience Excellence Grant. Professor Dr Zabidi serves as a Council Member of the Malaysian Medical Council, member of the Ethics Expert Panel for the European Research Agency and a member of the Malaysian Qualification Agency’s accreditation panel for the Malaysian and International Accreditation. He is Head of Child Health Cluster for Malaysia’s National Professors Council and a visiting professor for Universitas Jeneral Soedirman, Indonesia and the American University of Sovereign Nations, USA.
Professor Dr Zabidi has previously served in senior roles in University Sains Malaysia as Dean of the School of Medicine (1999-2005) and General Manager of the USAINS Tech Services (2005-2016) while serving as a Professor of Paediatrics at USM. He was also formerly the Vice-Chancellor of Perdana University and the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic at IMU.
His main mission while at UoC is to increase the employability of UoC graduates by ensuring that they are provided with not just quality education but also comfort to gain knowledge.