Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Raof is Associate Professor of the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru. His research interest includes Language Testing, English for Specific Purposes, and the Speaking Skill. In 2016 a research project he led won the British Council Innovation Prize.  The project involved collaboration with industries in developing and validating an assessment instrument which measures university graduates’ readiness to communicate in English in the workplace.

Halim is also a member of the national committee which looks at the revision of the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) to be aligned with the CEFR. He also supervises postgraduate students in the area of Language Assessment and Teaching of English as a Second Language.