is currently attached to the Undergraduate Programme, Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). In the department, she teaches both studio based (e.g. Landscape Architectural Graphics Design; Landscape Architectural Ecological Design &Landscape Resource Planning) and theoretical (e.g. Landscape Materials Construction, Islamic Gardens, History of Landscape Architecture & Visual Analysis) subjects. Occasionally, she would serve the Department of Architecture in teaching a studio-based subject of Architectural Graphics Communication and Architectural Working Drawing and also engage with supervision of postgraduate students.
In 1987, Jamilah obtained her first degree in Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. (Part II professional qualification under the Malaysia Architect Act) and a Diploma of Education from University Technology Malaysia (UTM) with a specialisation of Engineering education in 1992. Later, she obtained a Master of Landscape Architecture from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2001. Her latest academic achievement was in 2011, when she was awarded with a PhD having specialised in the area of Landscape Management Practices of Natural Environment from similar institution.
Jamilah had practised architecture in both public (Jabatan Kerja Raya, Malaysia) and private sectors. She also served as a teacher in Bukit Bintang Girl School, Kuala Lumpur for two years. With some experiences gained from practicing and teaching, she finally migrates to IIUM in 1998 for a pure academic profession. Her research interest is widely directed in the issues of landscape, concerning more on the aspects of scenic beauty, management and maintenance, conservation of scenic resources of naturalness and built environment.
Her latest contribution in the aspect of Research & Consultation involved a landscape conservation of a heritage site at Batu Arang, Selangor, Malaysia in 2018. The project was a collaboration between a local authority involving a live project under a studio- based subject of Landscape Resource Planning. A complete documentation on findings and proposals were successfully delivered to the local authority for further consideration. In a similar year, Jamilah had managed to publish a book titled, Asas Pembinaan Taman Terapeutik (Basic Construction of a Therapeutic Garden), co-authored with Nurhayati Abdul Malek and Nor Adeena Raslee.