Digital Health & Innovation etc.

My name is Nori Hirahara, PhD, and I'm Associate Professor of eHealth Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). In academic settings, my work is to use ICT to improve the quality of healthcare for patients and community, while supporting innovations in healthcare industry. Trained in cognitive and decision sciences, I also have expertise in medical decision-making. I'm also known for numerous public lectures on mindfulness in leadership, cognitive science in daily life, and Buddhist psychology.

WHO I am: Expertise

Briefly explains Nori's profile and expertise as well as publication lists.

WHAT I do: Work

Tracks past and current work in entrepreneurial and academic areas.

WHERE I am spotted: Activities

Shows a list that has both physical and online lectures and events where you can spot me.

Appointment of CEO at Monash University Malaysia, also Pro Vice-Chancellor at Monash Headquarter (AU)

(info source: ) I know. I know it’ll happen. Dato’ Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman at UM (Universiti Malaya) is moving to her new place. It seems to me she has been on move of getting outside. So when I first saw the news, it was no surprising to me. (Her new position being CEO was

【salon】本願寺オンライン仏教 第35回仏教と科学のサロンは「あなたを強くする言葉~念仏~」をテーマに開催されました。

今回の「仏教と科学のサロン」のテーマは「念仏について」でした。もともとは、Gwenさんに投げかけられた質問「念仏とアフォメーションは似たようなものなのか?」を考えてみよう、というものだったのですが、予想以上に深く広く議論が展開できまして、「身体性」と「修行論」の辺りの話がたくさんできたような気がします。 今後もこの辺りをテーマに深く慎重に話せたら、あまりに伝統的な「念仏の在り方」に固執しがちな保守的な組織(これは対談時にも出ましたが、「京都に土台を持つ長い歴史を持つ組織」には横断的に見られる傾向だと思います)に、新しい風を吹き込め、より21世紀にフィットした打開点が見つかるかもしれないと話しました。

Congratulations, Dean Dr April!

(info source: source: The Star) Dr April Camilla Roslani, Dean of Faculty of Medicine at Universiti Malaya, received a honorary fellowship in surgery (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons). She is my boss (I don’t see her oftentimes, though). Congratulations!

Hints for your new year resolutions

(info source: source: artpartner-images | Getty) A neuroscientist at Harvard University tells us what to avoid to stay keen, energized, and healthy. Such as not to sleep shorter than 7 hours, not to drink, not to have more than two days off exercises, not to stop learning new things… yeah, I all know. We

Understanding the impermanence of self leads well-being in the future.

(info source: source: TED) Impermanence. You might think it’s one of those 3 pillars of Buddhism in general, with “suffering” and “non-self” as the other two. It’s not merely religious but it’s the scientific reality as well. Nothing lasts forever. Everything is changing. Even our whole body, tissue by tissue and cell by cell,

How to overcome your impostor syndrome

(info source: Every once awhile, we all experience so-called impostor syndrome. However, when super athletes in a big game, entrepreneurs at high stakes situations, and leaders in general are with it, it’s pretty much devastating. A talk is around what exactly is the nature of the syndrome and how to overcome it. Using your