Dr Irine joined Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus as lecturer in 2011. She had been teaching as well as convening a range of units for Bachelor of Science programmes – Concepts of Biology, Food Science, Communication for Scientists, Grand Challenges in Science, Consumer Chemistry, Research Skills in Science, Natural Products and Analytical Chemistry. She served as Science Discipline Leader from 2019 and 2021. Currently, she is a member of FECS Occupational Health & Safety Sub-Committee and Swinburne Sarawak Human Ethics Sub-committee.
Dr Irine had supervised or co-supervised more than 10 MSc and PhD students to completion. Her research interest is on functional foods, especially those related to native Sarawakian botanicals. The research focuses on the efficacy, stability, and bioavailability of bioactive during processing and storage.
She also actively involved in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields among younger generations by conducting STEM workshops in primary and secondary schools in Sarawak, Penang, Perak, Kelantan and Johor.
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