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Professor Kuah Khun Eng, Head of School

Research areas: Chinese Diaspora-Mainland Connections; Religion and Politics (focusing on Buddhism), religion, politics and philanthropy, gender and social movements.

Deputy Head of School (Research) 

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 (Education)

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Dr Joel David Moore, Senior Lecturer In Global Studies

Research areas: Political Economy; Southeast Asian Politics.

 Associate Professors 

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.

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. 

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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 

 Senior Lecturers



Dr Chan Chang Tik, Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in GCHE

Research Areas: Student centred teaching and learning (blended learning); instructional design; student centred assessment and curriculum design. 

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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).

Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, Senior Lecturer In Media And Cultural Studies

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


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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 Ghislaine L. Lewis , Lecturer in Journalism

Research areas: New media and democracy; media and culture; diaspora studies; disabilities, gender and sexuality.

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.

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Ms 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.

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Ms Rajani A/P Chandra Mohan, Lecturer for Monash English Bridging

Research areas: Improving reading and writing skills among ESL students; influence of peer conferencing and peer feedback on writing and use of online forums; online discussions in the teaching and learning of English. 

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Mr Timothy Wong Wai Toh, Lecturer & Coordinator for Monash English Bridging  

Research areas: Teaching Methodology, assessment and research skills development.

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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