Dr Suhaila binti Abdul Hamid is a senior lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, USM. Her field of research is the biology, ecology and taxonomy of aquatic insects with a particular focus on the Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera in catchment areas and riverine systems. Other research areas include the biomonitoring of macroinvertebrates and freshwater ecology. She is currently involved in studying the effects of human activities on rivers, studying food sources in tropical freshwater ecosystems using stable isotope analysis, and river bioassessment using aquatic insects. Dr Suhaila has a Bachelors’ in Applied Science (Hons), and an MSc in Applied Parasitology from USM. Her PhD, also from USM is in Applied Entomology.