The psychological community in Malaysia needs to be able conduct research in conditions equivalent to those of colleagues in other major fields and that mirrors centres of excellence in psychological scholarship elsewhere. With these issues in mind, we have developed the Centre for Psychological Medicine at Perdana University (PU-CPM), in a joint initiative with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge, United Kingdom. At its core, the mission of the centre will seek to advance research on psychological medicine through collaborative, cross-disciplinary ventures, in which scholars apply a wide range of theoretical perspectives on the past and present, producing knowledge invaluable in making grounded decisions about the future. The establishment of a formal centre will support a new area of research activity for Perdana University, allied with current degree programmes, and also ARU.
– Conduct multiple multidisciplinary research on psychological medicine
– Modelling of cultural understanding, promote in-depth and critical understandings of local and Western psychologie
– Conduct world-leading research that explores the human condition
– Create new knowledge about how we think and behave, foster and inform intellectual debate and civil discourse, and create a hub of research activities in psychological medicine and allied fields.
It will also play a pivotal role in creating a new generation of Malaysian scientists trained to international standards and capable of conducting research at the highest levels.