Head of School


Professor Helen E S Nesadurai, Professor of International Political Economy

Research areas: Globalization and its governance; regional and transnational governance; ASEAN; Asia-Pacific regionalism.

Deputy Head of School (Research)


Associate Professor Andrew Ng Hock Soon, Associate Professor of Literature

Research areas: Gothic and horror literature and film; postmodern narratives; Asian literatures and critical theory.

Deputy Head of School (Education)


Associate Professor Sharon A Bong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies

Research areas: Feminist standpoint epistemologies; rights & sexualities in religions; qualitative researching & analyses using ATLAS.ti

Associate Professors


Associate Professor Marco Buente, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations

Research areas: Regime change and persistence (democratization and authoritarianism); governance issues (constitutional design, decentralization); civil-military relations; civil-society; democracy promotion; sanctions; transnational movements; non-traditional security issues.

Yeoh Seng Guan

Associate Professor Yeoh Seng Guan, Associate Professor in Social Anthropology

Research areas: Anthropologies of the city, media, religion, and gender; cosmopolitanisms; civil society & subaltern agencies;visual ethnography; regional focus on Southeast Asia.

Senior Lecturers


Dr Joel David Moore, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies

Research areas: Political Economy; Southeast Asian Politics.


Dr Jonathan Driskell, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Research areas: Film history, authorship, star studies, the representation of gender and sexuality in film; French cinema and Southeast Asian cinema (especially Malaysian).



Mr Adrian Yao Yong Tat, Lecturer & Coordinator for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies

Research areas: Learning and teaching in technologies, multimedia, blended and instructional technology and design.


Dr Aiedah Binti Abdul Khalek, Lecturer for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies

Research areas: Halal Consumption and governance; project based learning, blended learning and e-learning; action research.


Mr Callum Gilmour, Assistant Lecturer in Media Studies and Communications

Research areas: Screen media; sociology of sport; identity in sport


Dr Joseph N. Goh , Lecturer in Gender Studies

Research areas: Diverse issues of gender and sexuality; queer and LGBTI studies; human rights and sexual health issues; various theological and religious studies, and qualitative research.


Dr Julian Hopkins, Lecturer in Communication

Research areas: Technology and social change; anthropology of new media; development studies.

Dr Nicholas Chan Wai Kit, Lecturer in Global Studies

Research areas: Global environmental governance (climate change and oceans politics); regionalism; Global South in international relations.


Dr Melissa Wong Yuet Fun, Assistant Lecturer & Coordinator for Diploma of Higher Education Studies

Research areas: Higher education values, policies and practices; ways of knowing; learners and learning; the internationalisation of higher education; formation of learning habits.

Tan Meng Yoe

Dr Tan Meng Yoe, Lecturer in Communication

Research areas: Online religion; digital cultures; Malaysian Christianity.

Adjunct Appointments

Dr Adam Clulow, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: June 1, 2015 to May 30, 2020

Professor James Chin Ung Ho, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 1, 2018

Professor Joern Dosch, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Oct 1, 2013 to May 31, 2018