Thesis Title
Islam, Women & Sports : The Politics of Religion, Gender and Culture

Dr Majdey Zawawi

Dr Nur Amali Aminnuddin




Rozaitul Azlin Matzani is a PhD candidate in Islamic Civilisation and Contemporary Issues.


• BA (Physical Education) – Universiti Brunei Darussalam
• MSC (Sports Events Management) – Leeds Met. University, United Kingdom


She is an education officer at SM Sultan Hassan, Temburong. She is currently Head of Department for Physical Education department. She used to teach Geography and Btec Business and Administration. She is currently teaching PE and life skills for Btec Students. Her teams won 2 awards for South East ASEAN Video Festival competition (SEAVFC) winner for 16-17 years old category and 1st Runner-up for 13-15 years old where the winner team represents for Brunei Darussalam to Cambodia competing with other ASEAN countries. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Physical Education from Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has a Master’s Degree in Sports Events Management from Leeds Met. University, United Kingdom. During her Master’s degree study she collaborated with her lecturers, Dr Kate and Dr. Thomas producing a book chapter ‘Gender justice? Muslim women’s experiences of sport and physical activity in the UK’. Her keen interest predominantly relate to Muslim women in sports, Islam, Malay culture and gender. Her current PhD research thesis discusses the struggle of Muslim women participated in sports including in the past and present for gender justice in Muslim communities around the world and Muslim women athletes in Brunei Darussalam. Her research also focuses theoretical framework for understanding Muslim debates of gender norms and practices.

Research area(s)

• Islam and Sports
• Islam, Gender, and Culture