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Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri

An outstanding Malaysian scholar, Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri is working hard to contribute to medical advancement in the field of surgery and breast cancer


Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri is a general surgeon and clinical research fellow in breast-cancer surgery at Imperial College London. Renowned for her outstanding academic achievements, she first attracted nationwide attention when she scored 17 1As in the national examination, SPM, a record in Malaysian education that she still holds.

Awarded the Kijang Emas Scholarship by Bank Negara Malaysia, Che Bakri pursued and fulfilled her long-held dream of becoming a doctor, graduating with a medical degree from Edinburgh Medical School, as well as a degree in pharmacology. She did a sub-internship in Harvard Medical School in the US, followed by a two year housemanship in Cambridge, simultaneously completing her Master’s in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics from the UK’s University of Cambridge.

Besides clinical work, Che Bakri is currently pursuing a PhD in surgical innovation and breast cancer using wearable activity monitors, which are aimed at achieving better patient outcomes. She has a clinical research fellowship from Imperial College London and funding from the National Institute of Health Research. During the pandemic, her PhD was put on hold to serve and meet the demands at the frontline.

After three postponements due to lockdown restrictions, in 2021, the popular Malaysian figure—who has a massive following on Instagram and Twitter—finally got married to her partner, Alexander Charles, in London.

"Uncertainty is challenging, but it's ok to feel scared."

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