Professor Malik Badri was born in Rufa’a, Sudan in 1932. He obtained his B.A. (with distinction) and his Diploma of Education from the American University of Beirut, in 1956. His M.A. was also secured from the same university in 1958. He further obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester, England in 1961 and his Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Psychology from the Academic Department of Psychiatry of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School of London University in 1966.
He was elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1977 and is now the holder of the title of C.Psychol. In recognition to his contributions in his field he was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from the Ahfad University and was decorated by the President of Sudan in April of the year, 2003, with the medal of Shahid Zubair, the highest award for academic excellence.
Apart from being appointed as professor and dean in varies universities, such as Dean of the Faculty of Education in the Universities of Khartoum and Juba and the Acting Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization of the International Islamic University, Malaysia, he was also the founder of a number of departments of psychology such as the one he established in Imam Mohammad bin Saud University in Riyadh and the Applied Psychology Department of the University of Khartoum. Professor Badri also served as senior clinical psychologist in a number of hospitals and clinics in the Middle East and Africa and was the founder of the Psychological Clinic of the University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1971. At present he is re-appointed Professor in the Department of Psychology of the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
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