Raudah Yunus

Researcher, writer, social activist


Raudah Yunus is a researcher, epidemiologist, writer and social activist based in Kuala Lumpur. She completed her MBBCH at Alexandria University, Egypt and obtained a Master and doctorate in Public Health from the University of Malaya. Her research interests are aging, family violence, elder abuse and neglect, refugees health and human trafficking. Currently she is working on several research projects related to labour trafficking and child labour in South Asia, and health impacts of abuse in late life among community-dwelling older adults in rural Malaysia. Raudah also teaches Public Health subjects and supervises research students. Other than academic engagements, Raudah is an advocate for refugees and senior citizens in Malaysia. She co-founded an NGO (READ Malaysia), which aims at facilitating education for vulnerable and marginalized children. Raudah is also a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and writing creative pieces. Her books include ‘Tales of Mothers’ which highlights the struggles and challenges of motherhood and special needs children, and ‘Displaced and Forgotten’, which addresses the plight of refugees stranded in Malaysia. Her former book, ‘Tales of Mothers’ won second prize in the Malaysian Readers Choice Award in 2017.