Ms Sharmini Ann Nathan

Research Assistant
School of Arts and Social Sciences
+603 5514 6161
Room 2-6-32

Sharmini Ann Nathan was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Prior to joining Monash University Malaysia, Sharmini was a Lecturer and Course Coordinator with the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. Sharmini has advised and supported management and staff on security issues and political development in Malaysia during her tenure as a Research Officer with the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter- Terrorism (SEARCCT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Sharmini was selected as a Malaysian Participant for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to visit Washington, D.C., Seattle and New York in 2012. The IVLP was a  2-week multi-regional project, designed for international security specialists, foreign policy analysts and decision makers engaged in national, regional, and global security issues to provide an understanding of U.S. foreign policy as it intersects with the nation's security interests.


  1. Master of Arts (International Studies), University of Adelaide, Australia, 2015
  2. Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, London Teacher Training College, London, 2013
  3. Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Honours Upper Division), University of Adelaide, Australia, 2009
  4. Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Political Science), University of Tasmania, 2008

Professional Affiliations:

  1. Life member of the Malaysian Association of American Studies (MAAS).

Research Interests

Her areas of interest are Counter-Terrorism Studies, Great Power Relations and US Foreign Policy in the Middle East.

Research Projects

Nepal- Malaysia Corridor, United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) South-South Migration, Inequality &

Development Hub.


As a Lecturer in Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Sharmini taught the subjects Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Introduction to Leadership, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism and Social and Work Etiquette.

Publications (recent)“ASEAN’s Role in Promoting Regionalism and Multilateral Security in Asia” in the Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Volume 11 Number 1, 2010, pp. 43-76.

Book Review “The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in the age of Terror” by Michael Ignatieff in the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter Terrorism Selection of Articles 2011, pp. 121-124.

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